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Old 09-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #15
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This is some info provided by member Diann James. Be sure to read the text under the photos. I hope it helps! Diann's Cushions pictures from north america photos on webshots
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:13 PM   #16
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Thanks Donna:

i think i am going to give it a try, seems kinda hard but i like figuring things out, ........

i am going to do one, and see how it goes, ..........


next question would be how many yard would one need to recover the cushions?
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:20 PM   #17
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Paul,

If you haven't picked up fabric yet here are things to think about.

You want a fabric that has a simple pattern. You do *not* want to try to match plaid pieces.

You do not want a fabric that has "nap". With a fabric with nap you need to be sure all pieces are in the correct direction. The same can be said with a printed fabric. Some fabrics have a print that can be looked at from either direction.

A simple fabric will make your job much easier because all you need to worry about is making sure the pieces are on the straight. The straight of the grain runs the length of the salvage. In other words don't cut pieces sideways as they will stretch out funny when you sit on them.

I would go to the library and get out a slipcover or upholstery book to get you going in the correct direction.

Sorry, if this is too basic. I don't know your skill level. Just wanted to put some things out there for you to think about. I really hate having to match up patterns and nap.

If you need to cut your foam the best tool is an old electric knife that we use to use for turkey day.

Another thought. I am not fond of putting in zippers. It is much more professional, but recently I had to make slip covers for condo cushions and I just used velcro. Now we will have to see if they "rip" each time someone sits on them. In my Scamp I have also just "whip stitched" the final seam on one of my cushions. Whip stitch is sewing the final seam by hand.

Hope this helps some. Wait for sale day at the fabric store. Shop around.

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:26 PM   #18
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How many yards you need depends on the pattern you choose and if you want things to match up. Hope someone else has the number for you.

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:58 PM   #19
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Another point (although I am far from an experienced sewer) is that you typically don't make the fabric exactly the same size as the foam piece, because it will end up being a little big "baggy." If you size the foam a tiny bit large (or vice-versa), then the fabric will be taught when you are done. Of course you can't take this too far.

Also, some people wrap the foam in something (Dacron?) to make a a bit softer looking and less like you wrapped a box in fabric. I have not got to this level yet though.
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Here is another link that has some pretty good instructions: Box cushions free illustrated making instructions
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:38 AM   #21
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$290 for all the covers from Scamp seems like a reasonable price. I think we are going to go this route. Our foam is good... in fact, the cushions in our '84 are pretty nice... but we are looking to update it to a more modern color scheme.

pbraunton, I know I would be over my head with a sewing job like this. Good luck with it... let us know how it goes!
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that's close but cut the fabric the exact same size as the foam (trust me here). once the foam gets forced into the cover, it looks just right. I leave about 1/2 inch of material outside the stitch. I also used velcro rather than zippers. I can take a photo if you like? IM me you email and I'll send it out to you.

where are you located?
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #23
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HI:

just looking for an idea of what it cost people to re cover their cushions, I have a 73 Boler,

I was Quoted $700 just for the sewing, if i bought the fabric off of him, and he said if i get the fabric myself the sewing price would go up a bit????

which makes no sense at all to me?


so what have other paid for someone to sew them all new cushions???

I already have new foam, so that is not an issue

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Last time I checked a set of fully sewn cushion covers from Scamp would save you several hundred dollars. Likely the same patterns.
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Last time I checked a set of fully sewn cushion covers from Scamp would save you several hundred dollars. Likely the same patterns.

For our 74 Boler we bought a new set of covers from Scamp a couple of years ago, and had them shipped to Canada. We then installed them with the previous foam. The price was reasonable and they all fit except the banana cushion, for which the new cover was slightly small compared to the old one.

There is a good site on Bolerlife here: Small Mods and Discoveries
with tips for re-installing the upper front bunk that made it much easier.

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Old 09-21-2010, 08:47 PM   #25
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I am in Barrie ontario, about an hour north of toronto, ........

you can send pics to pbraunton at gmail dot com

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one other little tip, the foam cuts well with an electric carving knife... just take your time and let the knife do the work.
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