Sunday, May 24, 2009

Replace Sofa Cushions - How to Replace a Sofa Cushion

How to Replace a Sofa Cushions

Things You'll Need:

  • Scissors
  • Stitch-ripper
  • Sewing Machine or Needle and Thread
  • Chalk or a light marker
  • Fabric

  1. Step 1

    Find the right fabric to make a single cushion for your sofa. To help you find the exact match, either bring a sample of the fabric to the store or take a few detailed pictures of your couch to reference. If you can't find an exact match, try a two-tone effect by using a complimentary fabric pattern.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the upholstery from around the old cushion using a stitch ripper, and use the old upholstery as a pattern to model your new fabric. Depending on preference, you can either measure the original fabric pattern and then use those measurements to model a new cover, or you can simply lay the original upholstery on top of the new fabric and outline the pattern with chalk.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out the pattern from the new fabric.

  4. Step 4

    Use either a sewing machine or a needle and thread to sew your replica pattern together into a new cover.

  5. Step 5

    Wrap your old sofa cushions with your new fabric, and stitch it shut.