Making new cushion covers

Discussion in 'Cushion, Curtains, Carpets, Bedding, Clothing Stor' started by MLH070, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. MLH070

    MLH070 New Member

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    I've read that several of you have made new covers for your cushions, with very
    good results. I know my way around a sewing machine, but would like to know how
    difficult it was, and what did you use? After seeing some of the pictures, I'm thinking
    of making new covers for the Hybrid, just to make it more ours. I'm thinking I could
    have some to change, if the ones I have need to be cleaned.
    What do you think??
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    We made a whole cushion once. Bought a board, foam, cover material, and brackets to keep it in place, next to the other cushions from the factory. We changed our PUP from a 6 person to a 8 person PUP by filling in the "hallway" with a cushion that is removable for the daytime. It was pretty easy and fun! Made us pleased at how nice it turned out. Went to JoAnn Fabrics and got fabric that matched very close to the original.
     
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    Thanks, I love to go to JoAnn's and look at all the cool fabric. Too
    bad my DH doesn't like velvet<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">

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    Thanks, I love to go to JoAnn's and look at all the cool fabric. Too
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    Thanks, I love to go to JoAnn's and look at all the cool fabric. Too
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    Thanks, I love to go to JoAnn's and look at all the cool fabric. Too
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    My wife just recovered ours and made curtains to match. I think there are pics on our picture site under the mods folder.

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    I would go to Walmart and take a look at the clearance upholstery fabric. They have some great deals. I've seen some cool ones made out of denim too.

    If I were doing them, I'd use the old ones as a pattern, take them off, measure them, and just make them the same at the old one (make sure you leave enough for your seam allowance of 1/2 inch or so). Then, you can either drawstring them, or hand sew them on.

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    Someone actually made my cushion covers for me. I went to a fabric store and got what is called crushed velvet. Very soft and stretchable, in navy blue. It looks NOTHING like velvet at all really, it's very soft and kind of shiny at times. Anyway, all I did was make them like pillowcases with one end open. Every year at the end of the camping season I take them off and wash them. Then when it's that time again, I just slide them on each cushion. With the material I have it stretches some, so there is no gaps between the fabric and the cushion. The covers fit really tight and it looks like the cushions were really just made navy blue. No one would know they were covers unless I told them. Also, it's great for the person who sleeps on the bed that's made from the cushions because it feels GREAT to sleep on. All I do is tuck the open end back under and you can't even tell that the cushions are open on one end. I used a solid color because my camper in Americana (navy, maroon, and creme). She even made me Americana curtains for windows and each bunk end. All I did was buy material and measured.

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    wbsloan - nice job on your camper!

    What paint did you use on the floor? When you did the new cushions, did you use the same foam and just recover or is the foam new, too?
     
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    When I redid mine, I took the old covers off and measured the foam pieces and cut new ones to fit (adding a bit to each piece for sewing space). I did upholstery on all sides but the backs. On the backs I used vinyl. Instead of farting around with zippers to close them up, I used snaps. So I can pull them off and wash them if I need to.

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