How to reuposter chars seats using pillows?

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Have to redos seats on two chair seats due to moisture damage. I am using craft pillows on the steats but want to wrap the edges before covering with fabric. I bought a roll of medium poly-fil project fleece but it seems a little flimsy. Is ther something better I should use. thanks


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  • Cindy Stearns Cindy Stearns on Aug 30, 2020

    Jan,


    If you know exact measurements of seat when finished, you might consider sewing the pattern, leave an opening to fill empty corners and straight areas with fiber fill stuffing staying consistent bottom and sides.. Place your pre made pillow in, then continue tightly filling all around areas to your likeness of give. That's why I say, do opposite end of non-sewn opening first, so you don't have odd bumps or unevenness,

    By chance, after Xmas last year, Target was selling everything dirt cheap. I bought 40 bags of fiber fill @ .10 (cents) a bag.I have used it for everything, from stuffing handbags (in a baggie), making cording, using when I mail a delicate as is very light, making stuffed sachets for drawers, etc.

    If you are putting the pillow directly on seat, you could still fill in w/ the fiber, then either tape, or have a helper, use an old sheet over pre-pillow and stuffing, and pull taught to staple in a few areas, before adding material. Not seeing your plan, hope this at least gives you another idea. G

    Hope you took a set to read this long thought. Good luck.Cindy

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 30, 2020

    Hello Jan,

    Upholstery grade Foam?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 30, 2020

    Hello would felt be an option?

    It is smooth and soft and thin.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 30, 2020

    You’re wanting to re-stuff them or re-upholster them too?

    • Jan Davis Jan Davis on Aug 30, 2020

      HI thanks fo answering. Am using pillow inserts as stuffing. then will wrap. Got an answer to use thermal bonded batting and will take that advice. Have a good day

      Jan

  • I think I'd be tempted to wrap the pillows in batting. That's what they usually do with upholstered pieces and that's what I do when I change the fabric on my kitchen chairs. It just gives a little more sturdy padding and shape. Something like this: https://www.joann.com/10oz-x-48in-x-18yd-poly-by-the-yard/9443037.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp9CN6uXD6wIVCaCzCh1m7gB-EAQYASABEgKuePD_BwE

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 30, 2020

    Wrapping the pillow with the batting will give you a better cushion. Good luck and stay safe!

    • Jan Davis Jan Davis on Aug 30, 2020

      HI thanks fo answering. Am using pillow inserts as stuffing. then will wrap. Also got an answer to use thermal bonded batting and will take your advice. Have a good day

      Jan

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 30, 2020

    Hi Jan: I get regular cheap pillows from Walmart and use those. You can double them if they aren't thick enough. And, they are already wrapped :) Good luck

    • Jan Davis Jan Davis on Aug 30, 2020

      HI thanks fo answering. Am using pillow inserts as stuffing. then will wrap. Got an answer to use thermal bonded batting and will take that advice. Have a good day

      Jan

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 30, 2020

    YOu can add extra batting

    • Jan Davis Jan Davis on Aug 30, 2020

      HI thanks fo answering. Am using pillow inserts as stuffing. then will wrap. Also got another answer to use thermal bonded batting and will take your advice. Have a good day

      Jan


  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 09, 2020

    Upholstery poly dacron, comes in 1/2" to 1" thickness for a smooth look.