Sometimes bad things happen to good couches... very, very bad things.

Reupholstering is awesome, but hard. If your couch cushions are ripped, but the rest of your couch is intact, why replace everything? This instructable offers an easier solution. 

Note: O Skylos Rex (pictured) is innocent. He was used for re-enactment of a crime committed by another dog.

Step 1: Damage Removal

The level of destruction exerted on your couch is will determine how much must be replaced. In this case, only the tops of the cushions were... eaten.

First, remove the cover from the cushions.

Next, using a seam ripper, remove the damaged portions of the cushions. Set the removed portions aside, you will use these as a pattern for the replacement fabric.
Awesome instructable! With 3 dogs, I'm sure to use it! Also, what kind of dog is O Skylos Rex? He looks incredibly like our Abber-doodle whose picture I've included.
Thank you!! O Skylos is half boxer, half pit bull according to the shelter we adopted him at. What kind of dog is Abber-doodle?? What a cutie.
The closest thing phonetically would be labra-doodle or labr-doodle. Labrador/Poodle mix.
Did you name your dog, The Dog ( o σκύλος)? How meta!
yes! ahaha.
That repair actually looks really nice. The 2 tone gives it character. To make it look like it really belongs you could use the same fabric in the little curled panels on the armrests (held in place by the brass tacks).
I agree. If you used that fabric in the curled panels, it would really tie it in. Still looks great though. Amazing job!
Okay now I don't have to spend a fortune on a new couch
We adopted her from a shelter as well, so we're not too sure, but we always figured boxer/pit and something smallish. She's an awesome dog.

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