Introduction: DIY: Mock Tufting
This is an easy answer to an annoying problem: back cushions that get all slouchy and are scrunched down after someone gets up. It also gives plain cushions an updated, restyled look
Step 1: Measure and Mark
The things you'll need to transform your cushions:
long, straight upholstery needle
Step 2: Measure and Mark
First of all, fluff and distribute stuffing evenly within the cushion to be tufted. Next, measure and mark where you want your tufts to be on your cushion.
Step 3: Thread Needle
Thread a pieice of 18" twine through the long needle.
Step 4: Twine Tufting Technique
Holding one end of the twine, push needle through cushion at marked location and out through other side. Re-thread needle with the twine end from the front side of the cushion.
Step 5: The Key
The key to NOT having your fabric pull too much is to re-thread the needle and push it through at a distance of approximately 1/2" at a diagonal from where you first insert was made.
Step 6: Pull
Pull twine firmly, but not too tightly. You can see that the weave is pulled a little too tightly here. It needs to be loosened a little bit. Tie it off and cut excess twine off.
Step 7: Before
This is the before shot of the cushions. They weren't bad but the tufting added some nice detail and the cushion innards stay put.