Month: September 2017

Best ways to clean your cushions properly

If you have dirty cushions that turned yellow because you didn’t watch them for a long time or you kids have dropped food or juice on them and made them stained, it is time to know how to clean your cushions effectively at home instead of buying new ones or throwing them away.
The process of cleaning depends on the type of the cushion. Let’s see how to deal with different types.

• The Process of washing the cotton, synthetic, down and fiberfill cushions is done through the following steps:
– Remove the pillowcase. If the pillow has a zip-on cases, remove it too and wash it separately.

– Wash the pillows in the washing machine; It is totally safe so don’t worry. Just put two pillows in the machine as one pillow will get thrown around.
– Add a cup of the washing detergent if you just want to wash the pillows. If you want your pillows to look so white, add a bleach and borax in suitable amounts.

– Start the washing machine after adjusting it to hot water system.
– After washing it, put it in the drier. Drying is a different process according to the type of your cushion. If it is a feather filled, then the best setting is the air drying with no heat. If it is a synthetic cushion, use the low heat drying system.
– Check your pillow well. If it is still wet, repeat the drying process till it becomes completely dry.

The process of washing memory foam cushions is different from the previous one completely; it is done through the following steps:
– Remove the pillowcase. If the pillow has a zip-on cases, remove it too and wash it separately in the washing machine.
– Why foam cushions are not washed in the washing machines? Well, the washing machines are so rough so the foam cushions need to be manually washed.


– Fill a tube or your sink with warm water; you just need enough water to cover the cushion.
– Add the clothes detergent liquid to the water. Each cushion should take about a spoon of the detergent. Manually, swirl it till the mixture bubbles up.
– Put your cushion in the water, squeeze the dirt out of it and try to wash every part of it. Don’t just squeeze it one time; repeat the process many times.
– Put the cushion under the tap water to get the soap out of it. Leave it for a while. After removing all the soap, check the cushion well for any dirty spots. If there is any part that needs extra washing, repeat the process.
– We don’t use the washing machine to clean the foam cushions and we don’t use the dryer to get it dry. It will destroy it. Leave it to dry and if possible place it in the sun.
– Check the cushion well. The foam can hold water for a long time so make sure that the cushion is completely dry before putting it together again and re-use it.

These are the simple ways to get your cushions clean. After a while, they get old and you may not be able to make them new again by washing. Consider buying new cushions only after trying to wash them well.

How to make cushions easily at home?

Well, Cushions and Furniture are essential to our furniture. They are used to support our backs while sitting, decorate our furniture and make it look perfect. But what if you had a cushion cut or stained; do you need to buy a new one?
This guide will tell you how to make a brand new cushion in easy steps. Whether you need a new one or you need to upholster your cushion, these steps will help you.

1. The fabrics:

Before starting, make sure to buy everything you will need in order to complete the job from the first time. You will need the following materials:
– A fabric or foam. You can use your old fabric if it is not so damaged. If the new fabric is not clean, wash it and then iron it to remove any wrinkles.
– A zipper. There are several types and they vary in their length; buy the most suitable for your cushion.
– A sewing machine.
– A matching thread.
– A scissors.
– An iron.
– A measuring tape and Pins.

2. The measurements:

It is different when you are reupholstering your cushion or making one from scratch.
– If you are reupholstering it, start by removing its cover and evaluating the damage of the cushion. If it is OK, cut the cover fabric using the scissors and increase an inch to the length and width.
– If you are making a new cushion, measure the length, width and depth of the foam and start cutting it then cut the cover fabric and make an extra inch to the measurements of the foam.
You will need two pieces of fabric; one for the front of the cushion and the other for its back.

3. Wrap the cushions with fabric:


Put the cushion between the front and the back fabric covers, fix the edges with the pins and place the zipper where you want it. That will be the shape of your new cushion.

 

4. Sew the zipper:

Before stitching the edges, Place the zipper and start sewing it considering the following:
– Pin the front and the back fabrics together.
– Leave a space of about half inch outwards to the zipper.
–  Pin the zipper to the side of the fabrics.
– Sew it with the matching thread.
– Cut the extra fabric and the matching thread.
If you are going to make the all sides of the cushion with zippers, repeat the same steps.

5. Sew the edges:


With the sewing machine, start sewing the edges of the front and the back covers together. Try to place them perfectly over each other by fixing the edges you are going to sew by pins. Start sewing with the sewing machine using the matching thread. Leave an extra fabric that you will cut later to make the fabric cover tight on the foam. Sew all the sides the same way.

After finishing the fabric cover, unzip the zipper and put the foam into the fabric furniture cover and now you have a brand new cushion.
It is easier and cheaper than buying a new one and you will be able to make its design the way you want. Don’t be afraid of the sewing machine; just be careful while using it and everything will be OK.

The importance of good cushions

how to choose the best cushion to support your body properly?

Cushions are essential for maintaining your body in healthy position. If you are suffering from back pain or neck pain, one of the things the doctor will ask you about is your cushions and sleeping pillows. Is the cushion of your chair has a lumbar support feature or not? Sleeping on the right cushion can make your morning very energetic and sitting on the right cushion will save you a lot of spine troubles. Let’s explore in detail the importance of the cushions and how to choose the best cushion for your sleeping position and sitting position.

1. The sleeping cushions:


How cushions affecting your health during sleeping?
– The uncomfortable cushion will increase the stress on your neck.
– The uncomfortable cushion puts more stress on your back.
– The uncomfortable cushion will make you feel that you didn’t have enough sleep.
– The uncomfortable cushion will give headaches all the time.
In order to avoid all this, you should consider having the best pillow for your sleeping position.

 

 

 

Back sleepers:
If you are a back sleeper, consider buying a cushion that will support your head and neck properly, rest your shoulders and make your spine in its right position.
Consider also buying a cushion under your knees. This one will avoid you the pressure on your back.

Side sleepers:
If you are a side sleeper, you need to consider the following points:
– You need a thick cushion to support your head, neck, shoulders and back.
– Put a cushion between your legs while sleeping to keep your spine in its neutral position.
– The leg cushion should be put on the firmer side.

• Stomach sleepers:
The worst sleeping position ever for your body. You should consult a doctor about how to change your sleeping position. 
You don’t need a cushion or you may use a very flat one. Put a flat cushion beneath your stomach too to support your back.

2. Lumbar support:


Our spines are not straight; the lower part of it is arched. That is why the office chairs that their back cushions offer lumbar support feature are expensive and recommended by doctors for those who spend a lot of time sitting and those who suffer from back pain.
Choosing the right cushion during your sleep will provide you with lumbar support especially if you have back pain. You need a proper sleep to let your body heals itself.

 

3. The cushion fillings:

The cushion’s support differs according to the type of the filling of it. The more natural the filling is, the more supportive the cushion will be.
The best cushions ever are those filled with polypropylene capsules, then foam cushions and the feather cushions are the worst ever.

Choosing the best cushion for you is easy if you know what you are looking for. Try the cushion for a week; if it is not providing you with the proper support and not suitable for your size and curves, change it. Your health is important and the back pain and neck pain are so awful. The best cushion will keep your body health for a long time.