New Foam Cushions for the Couch + the Joann Fabric App!!Posted by Jennifer Stern on May 2, 2012 in Posts by Subject, Workshops | 2 comments
I have been “Spring Cleaning” this week… while dusting in the living room I decided that my couch needed some serious help. The upholstery is a really nice microfiber that feels like soft polar fleece… It washes well, and looks almost brand new… The foam cushions in the seat are another story… they ’re smashed out of shape, and they made the couch look like it was 1000 years old. I took the covers off and washed them. While hanging them outside to dry, I decided to go to Joann Fabrics to see if I could find the stuff I needed to make new cushions… (I usually try to avoid home dec projects, because I’d rather be working on pants or some other garment related project.)
…I looked for my coupons to take with me… I was suspecting that high density foam might be a little pricy… Of course, I could not find them (I think I threw them away during my cleaning binge). So I went without them. When I got to Joann’s I was excited that they had some 5″ foam… I wasn’t excited that it was $72.00 per yard. Quick math told me that I was going to need 3.33 yds to get 5 cushions… That was A LOT. I was talking to my friend Gail on the phone as I shopped for my foam… explaining about not having a coupon… She had one… I could drive to her house and get it. I was very tempted… Then she mentioned that she thought there was a Joann Fabric’s App that I could get for my iphone… I got off the phone and search for it in the app store on my phone. … I found it and loaded it.
This app is very cool… You can check the current flyer and the various coupons that are available. I was able to save a 50% off coupon to my “wallet” feature included with the app. At check-out all I had to do was show it to the cashier and bang, I got my foam for $36.00 per yd. Still a little bit, but much better! I saved $129.00~
The sales lady in the home dec department even cut the foam into 24″ blocks for me so they would be ready to go.
In addition to the foam, I purchased a 5 yard piece of high density batting and a can of adhesive spray. When I got home, I cut the batting into 5 – 1 yd pieces and used the spray to adhere it to the foam square. I had enough batting to cover the top and wrap it around the front edge to the underside of the cushion. The adhesive spray did an amazing job– the batting was stuck on there really good!
The hardest part of this little project was putting the new foam cushions into the covers…. I’m glad that I’ve been going to the gym
Now my couch looks and feels just like it did when I got it ….. many years ago!! Back to the garment stuff I go… that’s definitely enough home dec for my spring cleaning!!!