DIY chair cushions
Written by The Foam Factory, Inc.
The cushioning in chairs often wears out long before the rest of the piece of furniture. To avoid spending excess money on new furniture, you can instead create your own replacement cushions. With a few simple tools and materials, you can make quality new cushions quickly and at a low cost.
Chairs and other seating areas come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to be able to customize your upholstery foam from Canada to suit your specific needs. You can either order chair cushions in a specific shape and size, or you can order sheets of it and cut it yourself.
To do this, you’ll need a sharp carving knife, a tape measure, and a marker. A straight edge can also be helpful. If you decide you’ll need to glue pieces of foam together, you will also need a spray adhesive.
For the covers of your custom cushions, you can either use the original cover after removing the old foam, or order a new one. If you’re experienced with a sewing machine, you can also make your own. This is a bit more challenging, but it also allows you to choose any material and color you like.
Once you have your foam in Canada cut to the correct size and your cover is ready, you can insert the foam cushioning. The easiest way to do this is to first fold the foam, and then flatten it once it’s reached the back of the inside of the cover. Smooth out the fabric and zip the closure.