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How To Fix a Saggy Sofa

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We bought our couch at Ashely Furniture almost 6 years ago. I still really like couch, but a couple months ago I couldn't help but notice it was looking a little tired. It was suffering from something I like to call "Saggy Sofa Syndrome." Not wanting to spend the money on a new couch, I decided to take matters into my own hands & bring new life to our tired little sofa. Here's what I did....
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I gave our living room sofa a little makeover! It’s looking pretty now, but don’t be deceived! Just a few days ago, it was suffering from Saggy Sofa Syndrome.
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We’ve had our living room sofa for almost 6 years now. We purchased it at Ashley furniture & believe it or not, I still really like it. Or at least I like it when it’s perky….
The saggy couch…I’m not real fond of it! Can you blame me?!
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The first thing I did for this makeover was wash all of our couch cushion & throw pillow covers! This was pretty easy to do since all of our cushion covers have zippers on them. The cushions on the back of our couch do not come off, but they do still have the zipper enclosures underneath. I bought a 10lb box of Poly-Fil at our local Walmart store for $20.00 and used it to add more stuffing to the back cushions. I just unzipped the cushions & stuffed! Easy peasy!! You can see by looking at the picture below, that this in itself, made a HUGE difference in our couch!
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I also used the Poly-Fil to re-stuff my throw pillow covers.
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As far as the seat cushions go, I perked them up a bit using some Poly-Fil Quilt Batting. Again, I bought the batting at our local Walmart. It was around $9.00. I actually went through two packages on the couch. You can see the “before” photo of the cushion in the upper right hand corner of the photo below & the “after” photo underneath. I added 3 layers of quilt batting to the cushion before putting it back into it’s cover. To prevent the quilt batting from shifting inside the cover, I secured each layer with a spray adhesive that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I simply sprayed a layer of the adhesive between each layer of quilt batting.
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Here is what the couch looked like when I was finished. Much, much better!

To see more: http://loveoffamilyandhome.net/2014/02/saggy-couch-solutions.html

  • Jo
    Jo Canada

    Thanks. Having a problem with my cushions and was going to them restuffed $$$$$ but now I can do it.

  • Cindi Anzalone
    Cindi Anzalone Horsham, PA

    add a denser cushion

  • Berma M
    Berma M Eustace, TX

    I just did something similar, my couch has the zippers and was saggy. I remembered I had old bed pillows I had kept because even though they had flatten out the stuffing was good. Well I took the whole flat pillow and shoved it into each casing. Wow

    • Juli Capo
      Juli Capo Summerville, SC

      I did this too in my old sofa a few years ago. Old bed pillows can be reused in many projects like this! We think alike!

  • Mjohnson615

    You give me hope! I bought my sofa at Macy's and was so disappointed when it began to sag. The sofa, including the fabric is in excellent condition so I couldn't justify getting rid of it.

  • Schoolhouse35

    You were lucky that the cushion covers didn't shrink. I would definitely
    put them back on damp. I rehabbed a chaise couch of my daughters and they shrank. So I went to Zimmons in Lynn, Mass. and bought ulpolstery fabric to replace the flip side to

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