May 02 2012
No matter how well it is taken care of, every chair or couch cushion will eventually wear out from use. But whether that worn-out pad cushions patio furniture, kitchen furniture or your favorite couch, there are many reasons making your own replacement cushion is the solution to your discomfort!
1. It’s affordable! Possibly the greatest reason to make your own furniture cushions is that you will save money. By only needing to purchase the filling material, foam or otherwise, you don’t have to pay for the labor that companies charge to fabricate your order. And if you’re able to pick up your project materials from a business yourself, you save even more by avoiding the shipping cost of transporting light but bulky materials.
2. It’s fulfilling! Imagine the next time friends and family gather around the table for a meal or sit down to watch a movie. Wouldn’t it be fulfilling to know it’s your handiwork keeping them comfy? Creating your own custom foam padding makes furniture previously too uncomfortable to use become everyone’s favorite with the newfound comfort it offers.
3. It’s easy! If you’ve ever used a tape measure, traced an object or sliced bread, you already have all the skills you need to make your own cushion. All you need to do is record the dimensions of your cushion’s cover, sketch it out on new, uncut foam and gently cut the form out with a serrated or electric knife. If you are patient and take your time, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to produce a professional-quality foam insert.
If your cushions have gone flat, consider the benefits of making your own before running to the store!