How to Make Custom Chair Cushions

Unfortunately, even the very best chair cushion gets worn-out and flat over time, making it extremely uncomfortable. Whether you have old dining room chairs, living room chairs, or boat cushions, there comes a time when you need to replace worn-out chair cushions with brand new ones that are soft and durable to sit on.
However, brand new cushions can be expensive, and not everyone is willing to shell out to the cash to purchase designer products. Instead of buying ready-made cushions, use foam and your choice of fabric to make durable and stylish cushions everyone will love. Here’s how to make your very own custom chair cushions.
Purchase the right foam. Before you can replace your old cushions, you need to purchase the right foam from a trusted foam manufacturer. You will want to purchase high-quality foam designed for seat cushions. Most foam companies can help you find the right foam for the project at hand.
In addition to the type of foam cushion, you will need to select the size and shape of the foam. First, measure your current chair cushions. Depending on the size and shape of your cushion, you might need to a company that offers custom foam cushions, which means they can cut just about any size or shape cushion filling you need.
Get the proper tools. When it comes to the tools, you will need a sharp carving knife, a permanent market, tape measure, a ruler, and special foam glue. You can purchase the glue or adhesive from the same company that offers the foam.
Get rid of the old stuff. Remove the old cover and the old foam. If you’re going to use the same cover again, make sure that you clean out the cover so that no dirt or debris from the old foam is found in the cover. If you plan to use your old covers, now is a great time to throw them in the washer and give them a good cleaning. Make sure that the clean covers are 100 percent dry to avoid mildew of mold.
Insert the foam into the cover. It’s now time for the foam replacement step. Simply fold the sides of the foam long ways and place the foam in the cover. Once inside, release the foam. Next, smooth out the cover over the foam as best as possible to bring out any wrinkles or bubbles. To learn more about this project, or to purchase foam, please visit

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