Making your own custom foam cushions

Making your own custom foam cushions

Written by The Foam Factory

Don’t let the prospect of making your own cushions deter you. Cushions need replacement regularly and going the custom route will give you more options than what is available at a local store. You also do not have to worry about the actual foam that goes in, as you can order custom foam cushions online with the exact size and thickness that you need. Here is a simple guide to making your own cushions:

First measure the existing cushions to get the dimensions of the foam you need. If the foam sits loosely in the cushion cover then you might need to increase the size a little. A typical chair cushion will lose a little bit of its height after a few years of heavy use.

Decide what sort of foam you want to use. When ordering online you can specify the width, length and the thickness of the foam. You have two options here, the first is to go with multiple layers of different types of foam for increase comfort. The other option is go with a single type of foam and wrap that with a layer of fibrefill.

That’s it! When the foam arrives, insert it into the cushion and you are done. This is assuming that you are not replacing your cushion covers as well. Also, another option, if you are replacing the covers, is to go with a different size entirely.


The Foam Factory specializes in foam products suitable for outdoor furniture cushions.