Fluffy pillows for as your sofa ages, so do their pillows and upholstery. When firm cushions can begin to become lumpy or sag and their covers get worn, dirty or broken. But you can make your own new cushions with purchased materials and a sewing machine. Perk up an old sofa with bright new pillows, or add pillows to a regular sofa to make it more comfortable and inviting.
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Measure current pillows on the sofa. Draw a sketch of pillows and mark all dimensions. If you want to use the current pillow cover and just want to replace the foam, purchase foam in dimensions your old pillows and simply replace the old foam for the new foam. You will also need to buy foam correct measurements if you are making brand new cushions. Measure the pillows and determine the amount of fabric you need. Use upholstery material for durable cushions. Cut the fabric to the outline of the pillow foam, giving a margin of 2 to 3 inches on each side. Track the outline of the foam on the inside of the fabric to create a pattern.
Make sure the top and bottom curves match; they will need to line up when sewing them together. Track the side panels of the cushion. If your pillows are thin and do not have side panels, trace the top and bottom. Using the sewing machine, first install the zipper in the area that will be on the back of the pillow. Then sew the side panels on the bottom panel, and then sew the top panel on the side panels. You will sew the entire pillow from the inside of the fabric after the pattern line exactly. If your pad doesn’t have side panels, sew the sides and top together and leave the bottom open. Turn the cushion cover inside and out and insert the foam inside.
Close up the zipper or sew the bottom edge. Spray on fabric protection if desired. Your new pillow is ready to go on the couch. Sew the remaining three sides of the bottom cushion cover to the deep piece of fabric with a 1/2 inch seam. Open the zipper to make it easy to turn the lid straight out. Pin top cushion cover to the edges of the deep tissue loop with a straight edge. Match the corners of the top piece with the seams of the tissue loop. Sew the parts together with a 1/2 inch seam to complete the lid. Turn the cushion cover right side and smooth the corners. Insert the sofa cushion through the zipper edge and pull the zipper closed.