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DIY Restuffing Couch Cushions

From Flat to Firm: Here's How To Restuff Your Couch Cushions

July 17, 2023 at 11:05 PM PST
DIY Restuffing Couch Cushions

From Flat to Firm: Here's How To Restuff Your Couch Cushions

July 17, 2023 at 11:05 PM PST

Nothing compares to coming home after a long day of work and kicking your feet up on the couch. Besides, the living room is the most common area of your home where you spend the most time, other than your kitchen or bedroom. That being said, your couch cushions can gradually become flat, saggy, and just overall sad. It’s not flattering and, sooner or later, it’s no longer comfortable.  You want your couch to look as comfy, plump, and firm as it feels. Sofa cushions are prone to wrinkling and deforming quickly after several uses, but luckily, that can be fixed.

There’s a simple and easy way to restore your couch and bring it back to life by restuffing its cushions.  You can make your couch look brand new without breaking the bank and with very little labor. This process is ideal for any beginner DIYer.

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Analyze Your Couch

First things first: In order to really understand how to restuff your couch cushions, you first have to analyze your sofa. Make sure the material stuffed in the cushion is removable and there is an easy opening. Normally, you’ll find a zipper along one side of the couch cushion. You’ll also want to scan out what areas of the cushion will need extra stuffing. This will determine how much cushion you’ll need to purchase.

Gather the Materials You’ll Need

Depending on the size of your couch, this process could be time-consuming, but nonetheless, it can be done. You won’t need too many materials other than the stuffing for the couch cushions. You can purchase the poly-fil of your choice from a retailer like Amazon. Consider the quality of the poly-fil, as you want something that is durable so it can last a long time. Find material with great quality and a good price to match.

Swap Out the Old for the New

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Photo credit: Rachel Claire

This is where your elbow grease comes in. First, search for the zipper that is located on the back or side of the couch cushion. You may have to give an extra feel, as the zipper can be hidden on the couch cushion to seamlessly hide and blend the fabric.

Next, take some poly-fil and begin stuffing along the lining of the cushion. You determine how bouncy and firm you want your couch cushions to be. Keep in mind that you don’t want too much stuffing to the point the cushion feels hard or the zipper is hard to close. Measure as needed for the perfect feel and make sure the cushion is even all around to avoid lumps.

Once you’re satisfied with the stuffing, zip up the cushion and place them in their rightful area on your sofa. Then, double-check the look of the cushion. You want to ensure they’re plump, even, and smooth. If the cushion looks too puffy, allow some time for it to settle.

Get Comfy

Once your couch cushions are stuffed to your liking, finish off the process by removing any extra cushion material or lint that may not have made it into the cushion. Vacuum your couch for a clean, fresh look, get comfy and enjoy!


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