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Posted on: 10/8/11 5:40 PM
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After struggling to remove the tight fitting foam pieces from my Ikea Poang chair and ottoman cushions for washing and to make a pattern, I thought I'd pass along my tip for getting foam cushions back into tight zippered compartments: I cover the foam with old, worn-out percale sheets. I just serge them on. I don't get fancy. The slippery sheet makes it easier to slide the foam piece into a tight cushion cover and the serged seam provides something to grab hold of to pull them out of a tight fitting cushion cover without adding bulk. I suspect old satin sheets would also work, but, uh, I've never owned any satin sheets.

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ampm5 said...
I've done this and it works great. Bought the sheets at a goodwill store for under $3.
6/18/12 10:02 PM
CSM--Carla said...
GREAT IDEA. THANKS.
10/9/11 1:16 PM
Pamela R said...
That is a great idea, I just cover the foam with a drycleaner bag, then I pullt out the bag before I zip up the cover.
10/9/11 10:45 AM
kws said...
Good Idea. In an emergency, I've used plastic dry cleaner bags to get the foam in, and then pulled it out.
10/9/11 9:53 AM
fourkid said...
Great idea, thanks.
10/9/11 8:23 AM
 
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