Introduction

Do you have a pair of WESC Maraca Headphones with worn ear cushions? Use this guide to repair them and avoid ruining the bare cushions or completely replacing the headphones.

Parts

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  • Remove the cushion from the headphones by carefully pushing the edges out from the sides of the ear piece.

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Image 1/3: The arrow's point should fall toward the center of the cushion. Image 2/3: The points on the sides of the arrow should extend well beyond the edge of the cushion. They should ++not++ be aligned with the corners of the cushion. Image 3/3: This is done to ensure that there will be enough fabric to sufficiently cover the cushion.
  • Use a marker to draw an arrow shape around the bottom of the cushion.

    • The arrow's point should fall toward the center of the cushion.

    • The points on the sides of the arrow should extend well beyond the edge of the cushion. They should not be aligned with the corners of the cushion.

      • This is done to ensure that there will be enough fabric to sufficiently cover the cushion.

    • The bottom of the arrow should line up with the sides and bottom of the cushion.

  • Repeat this step to draw a wider arrow for the side of the cushion.

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Image 1/2: Using the arrows as guides, cut out 3 additional arrows of each different size. In total you will have 4 top and bottom arrows and 4 side arrows. Image 2/2: Using the arrows as guides, cut out 3 additional arrows of each different size. In total you will have 4 top and bottom arrows and 4 side arrows.
  • Cut out the two arrows of fabric.

  • Using the arrows as guides, cut out 3 additional arrows of each different size. In total you will have 4 top and bottom arrows and 4 side arrows.

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Image 1/3: Using glue or sewing the arrow to the pad will result in a permanent fix, but if you make a mistake you may not be able to undo it. Image 2/3: Repeat this step to attach each arrow to the appropriate side of each cushion Image 3/3: Repeat this step to attach each arrow to the appropriate side of each cushion
  • Attach the tip of the arrow to the inside of the cushion and fold the rest of the arrow over the outside.

    • Using glue or sewing the arrow to the pad will result in a permanent fix, but if you make a mistake you may not be able to undo it.

  • Repeat this step to attach each arrow to the appropriate side of each cushion

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Image 1/3: Use a thin plastic card to ++carefully++ tuck the edges of the cushion back into the ear piece. Image 2/3: Use a thin plastic card to ++carefully++ tuck the edges of the cushion back into the ear piece. Image 3/3: Use a thin plastic card to ++carefully++ tuck the edges of the cushion back into the ear piece.
  • Once you have all of the fabric attached, stretch the edges of the cushion back over the headphone's ear piece.

  • Use a thin plastic card to carefully tuck the edges of the cushion back into the ear piece.

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Image 1/3: If there is too much fabric to tuck in, use scissors to remove the excess. Image 2/3: If there is too much fabric to tuck in, use scissors to remove the excess. Image 3/3: If there is too much fabric to tuck in, use scissors to remove the excess.
  • Once the cushion has been reattached to the ear piece, use the plastic card to carefully tuck the bottoms of the fabric arrows into the sides of the ear piece.

    • If there is too much fabric to tuck in, use scissors to remove the excess.

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Conclusion

Your headphones are now reupholstered and ready to use again.

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