There are a few things you should know about if you own a sofa or two.
Aside from familiarizing yourself with how to keep couch cushions from sliding off, you also need to learn about sofa maintenance. Namely, how to replace the parts of your sofa that may suffer more wear and tear than others.
However, it can be expensive to replace your sofa if it begins to look old. But by replacing sofa cushions with new ones, you might be able to achieve a fresh look each time things begin to look a little bit drab.
Here is a guide to replacing a sofa cushion cover.
There are two styles of cushion covers that can be used to replace the ones currently on your sofa. One is an upholstery-styled cover featuring a back zipper, while the other is a slipcover. Both are great options, but you should opt for a style that best suits your preferences.
Consider the Fabric
A great way of choosing a fabric is to consider its durability, ease of maintenance, and its style so that it best fits your home. You will also need to select a fabric that works best with the location of your sofa – if it’s outdoors, you’ll need fabric with waterproofing qualities.
You can choose between some of the following materials:
- Wool – is great for keeping its shape, resisting stains, and providing a preferable feel and texture.
- Silk – is great for a stronger and more luxurious finish. This should not be used on a sofa that is in constant use as it will wear a lot easier.
- Cotton – is the preferred material if you are on a budget. It is both comfortable and breathable.
- Linen – is a classic fabric that is comfortable, breathable, and extremely strong.
Replacing A Sofa Cushion Cover
What You’ll Need
The greatest part is that it isn’t too difficult to replace a sofa cushion cover! For this project, you will need to have the following basic equipment:
- Measuring tape
- A pen to make your markings
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Check For A Zipper
Feel around the furniture to see if you can spot a zipper. If you can, make sure to undo the zip on the current cushion cover on your sofa if it is required. You should also discard it if there is any sort of major damage. If you can, try to recycle this fabric.
Step 2: If There Is No Zipper
If there isn’t a zipper on your cushion cover, you can use a pair of scissors to remove the fabric from your sofa. However, you must be careful with this process so that you do not end up slicing into the furniture.
Take your time to make a slit on a single side of the cover using the scissors without causing damage to the foam. All you have to do after this is remove the foam from its cover and you’ll be on your way to the next step of this process.
Step 3: Measure The Foam
The next big thing you must do is measure out the foam. Make sure to determine its width, depth, and thickness so that it matches. You should purchase enough of the fabric you prefer so that you can make a suitable cover for all of the foam cushions.
If you are unfamiliar with the process and don’t have enough faith in yourself to do a good job, you could contact a professional to ask them for some help and guidance.
Step 4: Consider Purchasing Replacements
If you can’t or don’t want to make your replacement cushion covers, you can use the measurements of the foam to determine the size of the cover that you need. Using these measurements, you will be able to shop around for some suitable replacements that are already available to purchase.
Step 5: Put The Foam Inside The Cover
The final step is to stuff the foam into your new cushion cover. You should wiggle and pull the foam until it is positioned correctly inside of the cover. After this has been done, you can zip the cushion cover-up and then place it back onto the sofa.
Learning how to replace a sofa cushion cover doesn’t need to be an overly complicated process! Provided you follow the steps above, it can be quite an easy task to complete. If you cannot do it yourself then asking family members, friends, or a professional in this industry are all viable options.