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I bought a German dining set that looks just like a basic breakfast nook. It has an "L" shaped bench and three dining chairs. The pads on the bench and chairs is a grotesque tan/brown 1970's pattern, which wouldn't be so bad, but some of them are discolored. I would like to find replacement pads, but my internet searches have turned up nothing. I need pads for the seats (to fit the benches and chairs) and for the backs. I am planning to make my own but not until I get home where I have more of a fabric selection. Does anyone know of any stores that do indoor, dining set bench pads (not piano bench pads) or people who do custom sewing jobs? Thanks a lot!

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I do custom sewing...recovering your bench and chair cushions, (pads are for just the seat not the back) like these>>> is quite easy...remove the fabric from the cushions, turn in-side-out and use them as a pattern, cut your new fabric 1/2 inch bigger, place the cut fabric with the pattern or color side together in the inside, sew along three of the edges, turn right-side-out, recover cushion and sew remaining side.

    custom cushions>>>

  • 1 decade ago

    JC Penney catalog has a good selection of cushions for odd shaped chairs and benches at reasonable pricing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Look up "re-upholstery" or "upholstery" in your local yellow-pages. They will make whatever you want.

    (In the kitchens we've done - some have benches, and customers always get them specially made - and they don't cost an arm and leg)

  • 1 decade ago

    you can take them to a carpenter and he can reupholster them. Just go to a fabric store and pick the fabric you want and give it to the carpenter

  • Have you tried simply turning them over ?

    Have you tried taking them to a dry cleaners?

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