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Outdoor Cushion Cover Replacements (And The Secret to Fixing Sagging Cushions!)

by - Thursday, April 21, 2022

Ready to refresh your patio for spring? Give your outdoor cushion covers new life with these tips.
This post is sponsored by Covers & All. All opinions are 100% my own.

If there is one thing I look forward to every summer, it's sitting out on the porch. We have a screened in porch at our cottage and it is my favourite place to be when the weather is warm. I enjoy everything from early morning breakfasts to chatting with friends to weekend naps, all from the comfort of our outdoor patio sofa and armchairs.

Sadly, those good times come at a price: our outdoor chair cushions have taken a beating and look and feel absolutely terrible! At the beginning of every summer I spend a few days scrubbing and washing our cream-coloured cushions, trying to remove stains and mildew from the outdoor fabric, yet the cushion covers still look dingy. The old cushion inserts are not in very good shape either and the foam has become flat and uneven.

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I never liked the fact that my covers didn't have zippers. These old cushion covers were not salvageable and I would have to find outdoor cushion cover replacements, preferably ones that were easier to clean and came in a darker colour.

I also wanted to fluff up our sagging seat cushions and give them new life without having to replace the foam. Luckily, I found both affordable custom outdoor cushion covers and an easy way to make cushions look like new again! I'm excited to share these tips with you in case you want to refresh your patio sets.

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Trust me when I say I've looked everywhere for new patio cushion covers. I searched Home Depot, Amazon, Canadian Tire, Walmart and specialty patio furniture retailers, and while they do sell replacement patio cushions, most sell the outdoor cushion and cover as a set and not individually. Since I didn't want to buy an all new set of cushions - new deep seating outdoor cushions for our three seater sofa and two armchairs would easily total over $700 - I needed a budget friendly solution. 

The outdoor cushion covers I did find were limited in fabric choices, did not come in the sizes I needed, or were pricey Sunbrella color fabric options. There had to be a better solution. With some research, I was fortunate to discover Covers & All, an online retailer of custom outdoor cushion covers. 

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Covers & All offers all sorts of covers for outdoor use. They sell cushion covers, patio furniture covers, bbq covers, swimming pool covers, custom tarps - everything I could think of, they had. If you are looking for durable outdoor covers, they have what you need!

They had exactly the cushion cover replacements that I searching for. A few key features stood out:
  • they offered outdoor cushion covers with zippers for easy removal and cleaning
  • their covers could be custom sized 
  • the covers were made with fabrics that were water repellant, UV and mildew resistant, lightweight, and durable
  • the fabrics came in a range of colours
  • the rectangle cushion covers came with welting or piping around all of the edges giving a more finished, tailored look

I went ahead and ordered covers in the Custom Fab - Light Grey fabric option.

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I'm really pleased with how the covers turned out. The fabric feels like a quality upholstery fabric and will look quite sophisticated with the cane design of our patio furniture. The heathered pattern of the grey fabric will also hide stains better than our old cream covers did.

One thing to note about the Cover Fab fabric is that it has a PVB backing. This makes it very water resistant and great for moderate and rainy weather, but it does leave the cover slightly stiffer and less form-fitting.

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The new covers are a definite improvement. Here's one of the outdoor armchairs from our cottage. We had to bring it home to repair one of the metal brackets in the seat. Seeing it now in the bright sunlight, I'm embarrassed at how sad and dirty the old cover looks. It was as uncomfortable as it seems.

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But now, the cushions look clean, attractive and fluffy! Who wants to sit out on the patio and listen to the birds while you enjoy your morning coffee?

I'm especially fond of how the welting along the edges really gives the cushions a great shape. It was a simple change but the new cushions covers have really brought a fresh new look to this outdoor space.

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Covers and All Discount


I was extremely happy with the quality of the product, the price, and the shipping. I ordered 10 covers in all - five 24x24 outdoor cushion covers for the seats and five 21x24 covers for the backs - for a total of $231. Shipping was very fast. The product is manufactured in India and only took eight business days to arrive on my doorstep!

I was so impressed by the experience that I reached out to Covers & All to see if we could work together on this blog post to spread the news about their products. Their covers have many different applications for home, such as:
- Custom covers for kitchen bench cushions
- Custom fire pit cover
- Covers for your outdoor wood furniture
- Covers for your RV or camper cushions
- Custom patio dining set cover

It's not always easy to find a place to store larger furniture pieces in the off season. If you need to leave furniture outside, or have an outdoor fixture that you just want to protect from extreme weather, a custom cover is a great solution.

I'm excited to say that Covers & All is offering my US and Canadian readers an exclusive discount. 

Use code RAMBLE21 for 21% off sitewide, up to $75 off. Terms and conditions apply, see below.*

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Now there's one other secret I want to let you in on. 

Does it look like my chair cushions are thicker?? They are - but they are the same cushions! The covers weren't the only improvement I made. Let me share this super easy way to fix sagging cushions!


How To Fix Sagging Cushions

How can you magically fix sagging cushions? With a steamer! That's right, you can fluff up your cushion foam and polyfiber filling by using a fabric steamer.

It's very easy to do. Just let your steamer warm up and then sloly drag your steamer along the sides and top and bottom of your foam cushion. The high density foam and polyfiber filling will instantly fluff up. 

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You'll be surprised at how much your cushion will expand. Here's my cushion before I steamed it. The cushion core consisted of high density foam surrounded by two outer layers of polyfiber. In total, the cushion insert measured about 4.5".

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But after steaming, the cushion insert measured just under 7"! Take note: you'll want to steam your insert before you take any measurements for your custom cushion covers. Also be aware that the more polyfiber or batting you have in your cushion, the more it will compress. High density or standard foam will not compress much so keep your measurements true to size if that's what your cushion inserts are made of.

Knowing that the polyfiber layers in my insert would compress, and wanting a tight fit with my cover, I ordered 6" high covers. The covers are the right size but I can always add additional polyfiber filling for a firmer and sturdier cushion with more support.

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I am really pleased with how these replacement covers turned out. They were a good choice and a quick and affordable option. Now all we need is for the weather to warm up. I'm ready for patio time, are you?

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* Discount Code RAMBLE21 Terms and Conditions:
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