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From: MaryW
Date: 06-22-2004, 08:26 AM (1 of 5)
Please respond here if you can help, thanks.

I'm an Aussie who has searched high and low for some advice on recovering an old lounge suite (sofa). It has cushions that come off.

A friend once did this by taking the old covers apart and using that to work out the new pattern for the new cushions. She has since moved away and can't help me with this project.
I can't afford new furniture but my lounge suite has seen better days and only the cushions need help. The rest of it is in good condition. It is a sold timber (Jarrah) construction and very hard to come by here now.

Is there an online group or somewhere I can go to get some advice on this. I have searched for a long time. There are courses here where I live but they are VERY expensive... and would cost more than the material to fix the problem!!
I was hoping there might be a sewing forum I could join to ask if anyone else had tackled a project like this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Bev Cull
Rockingham, Western Australia
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: stitchmd
Date: 06-22-2004, 11:18 AM (2 of 5)
Bev you haven't told us if you have any sewing experience, so it is difficult to advise you. If you have never sewed before you need to learn how to do basics before you tackle this. If you are already an experienced sewist we can advise you on details such as what types of fabric, needle, how to insert the zippers, etc.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: malibucat
Date: 06-22-2004, 12:08 PM (3 of 5)
If you are just recovering the removable cushions, you could just wrap them in a square of fabric, and pin them on the bottom. Just like gift sewing involved!
=^..^= Kim
User: malibucat
Member since: 10-12-2000
Total posts: 908
From: shirleyp
Date: 06-22-2004, 01:27 PM (4 of 5)
Here is a site for re-upostering, hope it helps
User: shirleyp
Member since: 02-12-2002
Total posts: 352
From: beach girl
Date: 06-23-2004, 11:03 AM (5 of 5)
If you just want to recover the cushions here's simple This site also has yardage, and all kinds of how to home dec how to projects. Hope this helps. Theresa
User: beach girl
Member since: 11-08-2003
Total posts: 72
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