Best filling material for a futon?

Laura Stutler
by Laura Stutler
It's typical futon. Lost plumetness quickly. I have a sewing machine. Just want best filling material. I will be adding the buttons back on.


  4 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 14, 2018

    Fire Retardant filling...........

  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 14, 2018

    The one futon we had was made of a cotton batting material (that is why they weigh a ton) and it does compact rather quickly... You might consider replacing the cotton batting with a memory foam mattress instead... it would be a lot more comfortable to sit or sleep on... If you did not want to pay for a 5 or 6 inch deep one... just layer several of the thinner ones (and you could put a higher density one in the center of the layers). then cover with what ever material you want

  • 17335038 17335038 on Mar 16, 2018

    Agree with what Marty said.

    If you are going to go to the work of covering a new sleeping mattress, then use dense-core foam, or the memory foam. It is lighter and more pliable to work with than the old style batting and it will bounce back to hold its shape for a far longer time.

    If you do decide to put the buttons back on, use long upholstery needles, and heavy duty button-hole-twist-thread.