Asked on Sep 15, 2019

How can I restuff couch cushions?

SharonCher @ Designs By Studio CLifestyles Homes


Is there a way I can give my couch cushions back some firmness? I had cushions cut a long while back for a different sofa....they cost a lot and ended up being no good.

4 answers
  • Cynthia H
    on Sep 15, 2019

    If you can remove the cushion from the cover, you could wrap padding around the existing cushion to plump it up. Use something like quilt batting.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Sep 15, 2019

    As you’ve noticed, the density of the foam has two factors:

    1.) the original density of the foam, and that’s measured in weight. Heavy density foam lasts longer & costs considerably more.

    2.) how old the foam is. If it’s high wear & old, it’s going to break down.

    I would put some batting in there, if you can get inside the cushions cover. I’d put it both top & bottom center.

  • Cher @ Designs By Studio C
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Hi, Nannette!

    Instead of quilt batting, i would use upholstery batting. It is thicker and made to smooth out the edges of seat and back cushions. It can be found is most hobby and craft stores, and is also called Cushion Wrap. I hope this helps!

  • Sharon
    on Sep 16, 2019

    I recently redid the sofa cushions on my clients sofa.... I ordered a slab of firm foam for sofa replacement which I cut into 3 cushions. Measure the depth of your sofa cushions.

    Then I also ordered 5 yards of 1" dacron batting used to wrap the cushions. I had enough to wrap the 3 cushions, and the four 18" square pillows to fluff them. I got this on Amazon.

    I used an electric carving knife to cut the 3 cushions for the base.

    There are lots of videos on YouTube on how to redo the sofa cushions....

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