Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens
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  • Holly, MI
Asked on Jun 23, 2019

How to replace outdoor seat cushions?

MogieAnne ChungSharon


4 answers
  • Lora Bloomquist
    on Jun 23, 2019

    It kind of depends on the type of chairs you have, Mike, but I have a tutorial for stapled patio chair cushions, if this is the type you have: https://lorabloomquist.com/refreshing-patio-chairs-stapled-cushion-how-to/

  • Sharon
    on Jun 24, 2019

    Yes it would depend on the type of cushion - wheter is has a zipper, or your going to have to open the back seam. Then slide the foam out and replace with a firm/med. firm foam slightly thicker than whats in there now. If you are sewing a new box cushion... here is a video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFukCzW2zDU

    If the cushion is stapled onto a wood base, pull the staples out, and use an old piece of the fabric to cut a new one, cutting at least 1/2" larger. Cut a new piece of foam to fit the wood base with 1" extra around. Then center your fablic on top, flip it over and staple around, checking your pulling snugly. I like to do the middle of all 4 edges, to make sure the pattern is straight and there are no wrinkles, the I finish each side. I use 1/2" staple. Then cut a piece of poster board or black cotton to cover the underneath and staple on.

    I would use Sunbrella fabric or some exterior upholstry fabric thats been treated to hold up to sun/UV.. I get mine on www.fabric.com and its 54" wide so you can usually get 2 cushions for a table type seat.... https://www.fabric.com/find?searchText=sunbrella+outdoor+fabric

  • Anne Chung
    on Jun 25, 2019

    I've bought them from here if you don't want to DIY. Depends on your furniture, needs but the replacements were better quality than the originals. https://www.gardenwinds.com/

  • Mogie
    on Jun 27, 2019

    This time of year is a good time to check out your local Goodwill and Salvation Army. People got new outdoor furniture and take their old stuff to those places. We just picked up a long cushion for our cinder block bench in the front yard. Paid less then $5 for it and it is in perfect condition. Plus our local Salvation Army is having a 25% off store wide sale right now too.

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