Cushions would be the accent pieces in a layout scheme which will help tie the program together. They organize fabrics and reinforce themes. Functional as well as beautiful, a well-made and well-chosen cushion is a valued part of the room’s layout. Selecting fabric which lasts while looking good is of prime concern when recovering cushions, and a homeowner can have cushions that will continue to continue looking good without using upholstery fabric.
Choose tightly woven fabric. Hold the cloth up to a strong light and check you cannot clearly see threads that are crocheted. Loosely woven fabric will wear out faster than tightly woven fabrics.
Pick fabric with a fiber content that is at least 50 percent artificial. Organic fibers, such as cotton, silk and wool, are not as durable than polyester or nylon, and combining the two fiber types offers the best qualities of the two.
Select fabric with a print or pattern as opposed to a plain fabric. The print will conceal small wear spots over a plain weave.
See to the fabric with a stain-repelling spray after structure, and reapply the item after laundering the cushion. Dirt and stains will create friction between the fibers, raising wear spots.
Launder the cushion cover according to the fabric manufacturer’s directions. Launder the fabric before building to avoid shrinkage later.
Make sure that all of the seams in the cushion are serged, zigzagged or bound with bias tape. They will fray from the friction between the cover and the flux and also can fray past the line of stitching. Unfinished seams will even fray through laundering.
Pick a filler which allows the cover a few movement but is not “sloppy.” A cover that is too loose enables the cover and filler to rub together, creating wear spots, and allows the cover to wrinkle. Creases wear faster than horizontal surfaces. Overstuffing the cushion will place stress on the seams.
Keep the cushions from direct sunlight. The sun’s UV rays will harm fabric fibers, causing deterioration. Consider a UV-protectant spray for outside cushions. Apply the spray according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Keep the cushions dry. Should they get moist, remove the cover and allow the cover and rubbed to dry thoroughly before restuffing to stop mold and mildew development.
Sew an internal bag made from pillow ticking fabric to hold the filler. Pillow ticking fabric is densely woven and also will stop the filler from entering the cushion fabric.