How can I replace seat and back cushions on a couch?
November 15, 2005 7:18 PM Subscribe
I'd like to get replacement seat and back cushions for a couch. What would be the best way to go about this?
posted by melissa to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
The couch in question is a two-piece sectional, but the frames for each section are not upholstered (they're wood). I know you can buy replacement foam and cut it to size to make new cushions, but is it a good idea to try and make my own seat covers (or more accurately, have someone else sew them for me as I am a terrible sewer), or should I be going to an upholsterer to get this done? Will going to an upholsterer make my free couch way more expensive than just buying a smaller, newer couch? I really want to replace the cushions as they reek of smoke from being at my chain-smoking mother-in-law's house, and I know I won't be able to afford a newer sectional couch of any kind. Any tips for doing it myself or for talking to a professional are greatly appreciated.
(LocationFilter - I'm in Toronto, ON) Thanks!