$1 Fix for Saggy Couch Cushions

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Introduction: $1 Fix for Saggy Couch Cushions

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With a needle, thread, a few buttons, and 15 minutes, you can convert your couch cushions from sagging, shapeless sacks to sculpted, snugly supports.

Here's how:

Step 1: Remove the Stuffing

Step 2: Thread a Needle

Stick thread through the eye of the needle.

Loop the thread and tie a knot, leaving yourself a foot or two of thread to work with.

Step 3: Sew the Cushion Together With Buttons

If you're unfamiliar with how to sew buttons, there are some good instructables (like this one).

I used four buttons to pinch my cushion together in two places. Depending on the size of your cushion and how firm you want it, you might use more or less.

Step 4: Stuff the Stuffing Back In

Step 5: Enjoy

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I have upholstered for 39 year, I would say skip the dental floss it will never hold up. It would be worth your time to buy some heavy button thread and a long needle.

My couch back pillows aren't removable! Can i still do this another way??

Does anyone in this group know how to repair the arms that are supposed to be cushioned. Mine have become detached. Super glued - twice; a failure both times. how about a construction- type stapler (can I rent one?)

Or; those nail heads that my Grandma used to re-upholster her chair. Did they screw in?

That's a great idea. Any tips for the seat cushions?

I bought replacement foam @ Joan Fabrics some years back. Buy when on sale - it matters! Keep it in the plastic bag - it holds up longer.

You could try doing the same thing I suppose to tighten them up, but I don't have much experience with that (the cushions themselves were in pretty good shape on my couch).

let me know how it works out