How to Replace Couch Cushions With Memory Foam
After several years, couch cushions wear out and fail to give comfortable support. Purchasing a new couch is expensive and time-consuming. However, you can repair your old couch cushions by inserting new memory foam to bring it back to its former glory. Memory foam is a polyurethane-based material that provides comfortable support because of its pressure-reducing properties. You can purchase precut inserts to match the shape of your cushions at most fine bedding stores.
Measure the length, width and depth of your couch cushions, and note them on paper. Visit a bedding store, and purchase precut memory foam that matches your cushion's dimensions.
Open the couch cushions. Your cushion should be secured by either a zipper or stitching. If your cushions are stitched, release the threading with a seam ripper.
Remove the old foam or stuffing. You can throw it away or save the foam for future craft projects.
Insert the memory foam into the cushion casing. Zip up the cushion if it has a zipper. If you released the threading with a seam ripper, make a 1/2-inch fold of the upholstery material and secure it with pins spaced 2 inches apart. Stitch the edge with a thread and needle to fully secure the new memory foam insert. Place the cushions on the couch.
- If you purchased extra foam, you can craft small pillows with new upholstery and place them on your couch for a new look.
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