How To Recover A Cushion On A Recliner

How To Recover A Cushion On A Recliner | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Sailrite via YouTube


If you have old cushions that need to be revamped this video by Sailrite on YouTube shows how to recover a cushion on a recliner, sofa, or loveseat. This tutorial shows many of the different time stamps from dissembling the seat cushion to inserting the foam. It’s super helpful because this can be a long sewing project to sit through if you only need specific help. This is helpful for those that have dirty cushion covers and want to keep the sofa or recliner. My mom buys cushion covers, but they can be inexpensive. Plus, this would be a great way to sew something with full rights on the style of fabric designs. The lady in this tutorial gives a lot of hints and detailed instructions. Everything is clear and well-paced which helps me because I am a beginner seamstress.



  • Decorative Fabric from Sailrite
  • Seamstick 3/8″ Basting Tape for Canvas 
  • Sewing Thread V-69 Nylon from Sailrite
  • YKK® Zipper #5 Coil Continuous White
  • YKK® Slider #5 Coil White Metal Single Lock Pull 
  • Sailrite Ultrafeed LS-1 PLUS Walking Foot Sewing Machine 
  • Gingher Scissors Right Handed 
  • Multi-Use Pins 1 1/2″ (250 Pins)
  • Tape Measure 120 Inch 
  • Clear Acrylic Ruler 6″ x 24″
  • Marking Chalk for Fabrics 
  • Sewing Gauge Ruler 6″


First, use scissors to cut out the back of the old fabric from the cushion to use as a pattern for a decorative plate. Continue to watch Sailrite tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

How to Recover a Cushion on a Recliner - DIY Cushion - DIY Loveseat
Image by Sailrite via YouTube

Next, upon reaching a corner, add a cut in the corner of the boxing to allow the fabric to go smoothly around the corner.

Dissemble Seat Cushions For New Cushion - DIY Sewing
Image by Sailrite via YouTube

Overall, I think this is a handy and useful tutorial because I’m sure there are many people who need new cushion covers and do not want to throw out their hundreds of dollars furniture.

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