I need padding in these seats?

Shay Johnson
by Shay Johnson
Good evening,
I have no zipper to open on this set. I would need to cut it open. I have 0 sewing skills to get this back in perfect shape. I am trying to order new foam which might not happen, it's too expensive. I am thinking of cutting it in the back. Then stuff it with pillow stuffing. Help me, please. This sounds hard. I also want to change the fabric which is possible for sale. Thank you.
q i need padding in these seats
  5 answers
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 30, 2018
    Why not get some extra foam, put it on top of what you have and wrap some fabric around it, using sticky velcro on the bottom to hold the fabric on. You can make a large pillow case in a fabric of your choice and use fusible web to hold it together. Slide it over the pillow and tuck the remainder under the seat.

    • Shay Johnson Shay Johnson on Jun 30, 2018
      Chubby58,I am thinking that I might also have that velcro here on hand. I will be checking the foam now. Thank you for the wonderful advice. I am going to begin adding the supplies that are needed. I will check out fabric as well. I love this site. Thank you have a nice day.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jun 30, 2018
    The shape and design of these cushions, and the shapes of the pattern pieces used to cut the fabric were designed around a solid firm single piece of foam. It would seem that yours have gone flat simply due to age. Trying to firm them up by stuffing in pillow stuffing will be ineffective, as the little pieces will just shift and bunch up, making the cushion very bumpy and uncomfortable to sit on. Pillow stuffing is a less dense foam that what you have now with the solid piece. It was not intended to be used for sitting furniture. To support the weight of bodies sitting on the seats, the foam inside the cushions needs to be both the right thickness and density.

    To access the inside of the cushion cover DO NOT cut the back. Doing so will lose any integrity that the cushion has left, will cause raw frayed edges of fabric, and will destroy what seam allowances there may be. To open the back seam, use a seam ripper instead. This is the correct tool to 'cut out' any existing stitches. If you hope to reuse the same covers, you will need the seam allowance fabric to tuck in, and to adequately sew back up again.

    Solid dense foam pieces can be pricey. Do you have access to a Joannes or Fabricland retail store? If so, check with them to see when they might be having their next sale on foam slabs. The longer pieces can be cut into smaller pieces the size of your individual cushions with an electric bread knife.

  • Shay Johnson Shay Johnson on Jun 30, 2018
    Flipturn, Thank you for that awesome help you are a life saver. I will check the local store to find out if they have the foam. I would not want to ruin the set I have here. This was bought this month so I was wondering why the seating was so flat. I will do what I can to follow your advice. I thank you once again.

  • Bob31546571 Bob31546571 on Jun 30, 2018
    Did you buy this a MONTH ago? Take it back. Get something at Home Depot or Lowes in the outdoor living section. They all have some great seating.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Aug 10, 2018

    You are most welcome.

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