Replacing Cushion Foam

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  1. Dawn B

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    Having decided to replace the seating cushion foam ourselves, we need to get a tufting needle to replace the buttons. Does anyone have we could borrow? They cost anything from £50 upwards unfortunately.
     
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    Would the following work (if you don't have too many to do): make hole with appropriate size knitting needle; loop thread through clasp; push clasp through hole 'endways'; fiddle clasp across hole; tie button on?
     
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    We want to be able to use existing buttons which are attached using these
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    I don't know how your buttons attach to those little straps in the photo (above)
    However, I do know that on Youtube there is a tutorial showing how to fasten buttons through foam using a plain type button on the reverse.

     
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    It would appear that I need an Osborne tape needle if I want to re-use existing buttons (they are attached to the straps already)
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    Would my hollow rope splicing needles be any good?
     
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    Does @buttons know that he is going to be well and truly stitched up? ;)
     
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    It may well do.
     
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    Let me know if you need them......
     
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    The cost of buying just the foam is £30, foam and replacing buttons £117, per bench cushion
     
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