Foam inserts

Sheila Olivas
by Sheila Olivas
Can anyone recommend a company that sells foam, that I can cut to desired width/length, to replace worn out foam in seat cushions?
  86 answers
  • William William on Aug 11, 2016
    I know Walmart, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby sell foam. Other wise you can Google for results.
  • Susan E Susan E on Aug 11, 2016
    Joann's, too.
  • Ruidoso Ruidoso on Aug 12, 2016
    Have you thought of getting a mattress pad and then cutting the size you need? There will be plenty to double the size.....
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Aug 12, 2016
    Check your Yellow pages for warehouse type stores.The one here in Kitchener is Len's Mills!
  • Georginarowcroft Georginarowcroft on Aug 12, 2016
    This may not be helpful as i live in uk but we have a Boyes store that stocks all different thicknesses and lengths
  • Don Don on Aug 12, 2016
    If you live in Australia you will find what you need at Clark rubber. They may ship overseas I'm not sure. Google them.
  • Tan7114110 Tan7114110 on Aug 12, 2016
    Joann Fabric Stores sell many thicknesses of foam.
  • Betty Dreiling Betty Dreiling on Aug 12, 2016
    JoAnne Fabrics has it you just order it online.
  • Mary lu Mary lu on Aug 12, 2016
    most craft stores sell foam in many thicknesses or can order a specific size.
  • Therese Schultz Therese Schultz on Aug 12, 2016
    Army navy stores sell all sorts of foam cushion thicknesses and sizes
  • Dian Dian on Aug 12, 2016
    My expensive sofa cushions collapsed after only 2 years. I found a quality upholsterer. He took my 3 cushions, & replaced the stuffing w/top grade heavy foam. After 10 years they are still like new! He has all the right equipment to do it right. It was a bit pricey - about $50 a cushion, but well worth every penny. This is NOT a diy project without the right machinery for perfect results.
  • Becky Becky on Aug 12, 2016
    I've found it's cheaper online at Home Depot. A fraction of the cost of JoAnn's.
  • Sailrite and DIY Upholstery Supply are also good online options. They offer different thicknesses and densities. I know DIY will cut it per your specs. Sailrite also offers INCREDIBLE videos, BTW.
  • Nancy Hamilton Nancy Hamilton on Aug 12, 2016
    JoAnns fabric
  • Debbie Debbie on Aug 12, 2016
    Grant's Foam & Fabric, Pensacola, fl
  • Carole Dixon Carole Dixon on Aug 12, 2016
    Joann Fabric, just keep in mind if your foam is thicker than an inch it is very hard to cut evenly.
  • Patty Smith Patty Smith on Aug 12, 2016
    I found memory foam at Ollies, in big sheets and very low cost.
  • Krystyna llenza Krystyna llenza on Aug 12, 2016
    Walmart has a good supply , especially in the stores that have a good fabric dept., and Joann Fabric.
  • Carol Wilson Carol Wilson on Aug 12, 2016
    Google it for your town/area. We have a local shop here that is a "foam outlet" and they will custom cut the foam for the slip covers! I had my entire huge sectional done for a couple hundred dollars! MUCH cheaper than a new couch!
    • Lynne Webb Lynne Webb on Aug 12, 2016
      I'm in your area and that was my first thought. Foam Rubber Outlet on North Central I think.
  • Susie Susie on Aug 12, 2016
    I have bought a variety of foams at fabric stores such as Joanne's
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Aug 12, 2016
    Look up warehouses in your area.Here we have a place called Len's Mills that sells foam in all varieties!If it is just seat foam,you can get them at dollar stores!
  • Barbara Chesser Barbara Chesser on Aug 12, 2016
    I get my foam at Joanne's if you have them cut it in one piece and use their usual 40% off coupon from their website it came be much more affordable.
  • Julie Julie on Aug 12, 2016
    House of Foam and Fabric 5718 Wattsburg Rd ( North of Exit 29 Off 90 Interstate ) Erie, PA 16509 814-825-7454 Fax 814-825-1752
  • Shennes Shennes on Aug 12, 2016
    Check at your local fabric store.
  • Joann Herman Joann Herman on Aug 12, 2016
    We when to Walmart and bought the 2.5 inch foam for the beds , cuts beautifully with a serrated knife, measured and cut. we have covered kitchen chairs and patio furniture. Good Luck
  • Stephannie R. Stephannie R. on Aug 12, 2016
    I always get mine from the Army Navy store. You know, the ones that see camoflage nettings for tanks and guns. No kidding, and they cut to size as well and have many, many size thicknesses. It's all really good!
  • Tanya Tanya on Aug 12, 2016
    Look online for local upholstery supplier. They should carry foam in several different sizes and thicknesses. Please note that "cheap" foam will break down more quickly so you want good dense foam.
    • Anna M.S. Anna M.S. on Aug 12, 2016
      Yes, since you are investing time and money, only buy the better, dense foam. Even in a smaller town like Lakeland, FL, there is a mattress making company that will cut to your pattern the size, depth, and density you wish, or you can buy the whole piece and cut yourself. I always bring a paper pattern. Why bother with the cutting; and, I don't have odd pieces to hoard and never need!
  • Marilyn Marilyn on Aug 12, 2016
    JoAnn's Fabric
  • Dolli Dolli on Aug 12, 2016
    The Army-Navy store is cheaper than fabric stores !!
  • Linda Linda on Aug 12, 2016
    Joanne Fabric and Crafts and also Hancock Fabrics carry a great selection of foam in all sizes, and varying thicknesses.
    • Susan E Susan E on Aug 12, 2016
      Hancock's filed bankruptcy and is closing in CA. Soooooooo SAD!
  • Connie Brock Connie Brock on Aug 12, 2016
    Foam and Fabric
  • Mae Franco Mae Franco on Aug 12, 2016
  • Maureen Murray Maureen Murray on Aug 12, 2016
    Joanne's is a good answer, but you could also wrap existing foam in batting for a newly "plump" effect.
  • Lupe C Hawes-Krieger Lupe C Hawes-Krieger on Aug 12, 2016
    You also go on EBay or online
  • Sheryl Sumpter Sheryl Sumpter on Aug 12, 2016
    hobby lobby
  • Avp2907774 Avp2907774 on Aug 12, 2016
    Joann'so Fabrics. Nonlinear has a large selection
  • Jk jauhari Jk jauhari on Aug 12, 2016
    You could buy sheets of foam/ coir foam of various thickness at places selling/ making mattresses. Like in India in Lucknow, Aminabad is a good place.
  • Dtw9020868 Dtw9020868 on Aug 12, 2016
    Foam factory.
  • Donna Donna on Aug 12, 2016
    Walmart sewing department
  • Geri Geri on Aug 12, 2016
    There's a place near San Diego (San Marcos or Vista, I think) called "Upholstery Fabric Outlet" (yes, UFO!). Not sure if they ship, but worth checking.
  • Deborah Deborah on Aug 12, 2016 They have everything for home DIY or professional needs. Tools, material, trims sewing machines, etc. If they don't have it, no one will. And they have great prices.
  • Linda Mason Linda Mason on Aug 12, 2016
    Be prepared for sticker shock on new foam!
  • Regina Regina on Aug 12, 2016
    I have seen it at Fabric stores
  • Jackie Gulick-Dunn Jackie Gulick-Dunn on Aug 12, 2016
    Home Depot has the best prices on rolls of 3 inch foam but it is only available on- line
  • Kari Roberts Kari Roberts on Aug 12, 2016
    Any auto or furniture upholstery shop, large fabric stores. Jo Anns, Wal mart, Hancock's, Amazon.
  • Bev Deardurff Bev Deardurff on Aug 12, 2016
    I have gotten foam from Jo-Ann's fabric and craft store. The thickness that I bought was five inches. I am using it as a cushion topped with a chaise lounge cushion in my clawfoot bathtub in my living room. It has held out very well. I sit in my tub daily.
  • Dixie Landers Dixie Landers on Aug 12, 2016
    Hancock Fabric. Ask by phone first when they will be on sale. We were looking for it, and the clerk told us if we could wait three weeks it would be half off. For our sofa, that went from $140 to $70. Then I used the old sofa foam for my patio cushions; worked out great, since the patio cushions alone would have been $160.
  • Mac1718663 Mac1718663 on Aug 12, 2016
    You could try a upholster place. You could go to google and put in you you are Looking for in your town or city. The closet point from where you live
  • Linda Linda on Aug 12, 2016
    They closed one here too. I am so bummed We waited many years to have one near our area . Everything was on other sides of town. I am glad that our Walmarts have started up their fabric sections again. Fabric stores have always been my happy place. :) My other happy place is Hobby Lobby. I really don't go often, but enjoy it when I do. Sorry I wasn't more helpful.
  • Virginia zacharias Virginia zacharias on Aug 12, 2016
    try Hobby Lobby
  • Kathryn MacMillan Kathryn MacMillan on Aug 12, 2016
    Only buy high density foam for seating it is way more durable. I ended up buying a rolled up foam mattress topper from Walmart and cutting it with an electric carving knife. It was the most economical. (Dining chair) seats were too wide for the precut pieces Walmart sells and larger pieces from other places were just too pricey for 8 chairs.
  • Karen Papadakis Karen Papadakis on Aug 12, 2016
    JoAnn Fabrics carries foam in different depths (2", 3", 4" 5" maybe even 6" too) that you can buy by the length (yard I believe).
  • Debby Speights Debby Speights on Aug 12, 2016
    A fabric store.
  • Mary Auen Mary Auen on Aug 12, 2016
    Your best bet for quality would be an upholstery shop. You can get them to cut what you need, the size you need, but you need it about a half inch wider all around the board - to allow for compression when you cover it. You also want to use a good dacron layer over the foam, positioned between the fabric and foam. The upholsterer can sell that to you, too. Dacron serves as a buffer against abrasion that would typically wear the foam out and or the fabric out before its time. Invest in spray adhesive to anchor the dacron to the foam.
  • Amy Lauzon Amy Lauzon on Aug 12, 2016 I bought new cushions for my couch from this site and they are better than the ones that came with the couch when it was new.
  • Nana moving on Nana moving on on Aug 12, 2016
    I get mine on ebay. Usually free shipping. It's sucked into a bag then box. Let it out immediately upon arrival and it will puff right back up.
  • Linda Linda on Aug 12, 2016
    Foam can be very expensive since it is petroleum based. Your best bet is JoAnn's when they are having a great sale or when you have a 50% off coupon. Your other option is to take an Upholstery class. Usually they will have an Upholstery Supplier that will give you a break on supplies such as foam.
  • Rick Clark Rick Clark on Aug 13, 2016
    JoAnn's Fabrics. Did all my office conference table chairs with both foam and fabric from JoAnn's.
  • Margaret Margaret on Aug 13, 2016
    Army & Navy have a great selection of foam.
  • J J on Aug 13, 2016
    I bought foam from lowes or home Depot. They sell it for camping. I think it was $25 for 24x72x4. Much cheaper than anywhere else. I made a cushions for my 2 window seats. Love them
  • Ranger Ranger on Aug 13, 2016
    Try asking a local theater company, foam is used a lot for props. Otherwise, perhaps a place that sells beds and mattresses could help. 'Topper Pads' to go on top of a mattress and sold by bed places could be used (they come in different thicknesses and you could double up)?
  • Mary Swanson Mary Swanson on Aug 13, 2016 has any kind of foam you can imagine.
  • Roberta OConnor Roberta OConnor on Aug 13, 2016
    Trace the old cover on foam of thickness you want, using dry marker and then use old electric knife to go around and cut it. R OConnor, 48879
  • Shannon W Shannon W on Aug 13, 2016
    I get mine at JoAnn Fabrics when they have a 50% off or more coupon!. They have many options and you can look at it online first to see what you need :) Don't forget to use the trick others have mentioned- put your new foam cushion in a plastic trash bag to slide it into the pillowcase, then remove the bag. Everyone says it slides right in :D
  • Jill Jill on Aug 13, 2016
    I also recommend JoAnn's. Today (Sat 8-13) there is a 30% off coupon off foam (today's the last day). Sign up on their email list to receive news of sales and coupons.
  • Jeannie Jeannie on Aug 13, 2016
    Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Jo Ann Fabric to name a few.
  • Chr7994450 Chr7994450 on Aug 13, 2016
    JoAnn's Fabrics, and some Michael's sell all kinds of foam....and the best way to cut it is with an electric knife. Jill is right...look for coupons from Joann's or Michael's --almost every week.
  • BM BM on Aug 13, 2016
    Foam and More in Michigan.
  • Anita Minton Anita Minton on Aug 13, 2016
    JoAnn Fabrics
  • Kaye Silvester Kaye Silvester on Aug 14, 2016
    A friend uses foam carpet underlay which you can get from a carpet store.
  • Jackie Gulick-Dunn Jackie Gulick-Dunn on Aug 14, 2016
    Use an electric knife to cut your fowam. It works the best
  • K. K. on Aug 16, 2016
    The best price you'll ever get is to go to your local foam shop in an industrial area. Mine, in CA, also cuts to size with no extra charge. You can pick the density, then I give them the dimentions or give them a pattern that I have made. I've done this for so long they know my name. Much much cheaper than Joann Store.
  • Janice Janice on Aug 16, 2016
    Field Fabricks.
  • Autumn Hall Zink Autumn Hall Zink on Aug 19, 2016
    We have a local foam distributer. Google buy foam in your area :) ie:: buy foam in birmingham alabama
  • Joann Joann on Aug 29, 2016
    Most on-line fabric retailers carry foam of different sorts. Joann's Fabric is one...
  • Mary Mary on Dec 22, 2016

    "the foam store" in Houston will cut any thickness or width and mail to you

  • Carol Carol on Jan 03, 2017

    I agree joanns is a good choice, an electric

    knife is a must!

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jan 31, 2022

    all home improvement stores do

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 21, 2024

    Foam is available on eBay or from Upholsterers.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 22, 2024

    Check with an upholstery shop. Fabric stores used to sell it but I haven't seen it in JoAnn's. I'm guessing online is going to be your best bet.

  • Dee Dee on Feb 24, 2024

    All the craft and fabric stores sell foam. So does Amazon.

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  • Dee Dee on Mar 12, 2024

    Amazon cushion upholstery foam. can be cut in lengths. Also if you can find a discount upholstery store near you, you will be able to get foam fairly reasonable. Jo'Anns fabrics sells foam too, but make sure you get a 1/2 price coupon before purchasing it there.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 13, 2024

    You need upholstery foam for cushions, Amazon, Joanne's-you can get coupons or they will text you the coupons, and craft stores.