How to Re-Stuff Sofa Cushions & Make Them Look New Again

How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Do you have an old sofa or couch that is looking pretty sad & saggy?  Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to re-stuff sofa cushions & bring them back to life for just $25.

How to Re-Stuff Sofa Cushions

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With our kitchen remodel done, I finally have time to tackle some small projects around our farmhouse that have been driving me crazy! 

Like… our living room sofa. 

I found our Restoration Hardware sofa on Craigslist (read my Craigslist tips here) for just $200 a few years ago. 

With 4 kids and Moose (who seems to think this sofa is really his dog bed) our living room sofa was starting to look pretty sad. 

With no money in our budget for a new sofa I decided to try & fix our couch seat cushions by learning how to re-stuff sofa cushions.

Our Sofa Before we learned how to restuff seat cushions…

How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Pretty sad & saggy right?

Our RH sofa seat cushions were originally was stuffed with down.  Every time I had to take the covers off to wash them down feathers went everywhere! 

Over time, the sofa seat cushions became more and more saggy & I no longer wanted to sit on our couch. 

With cost of down feathers a bit high, I decided to try and use poly-fil instead.

Supplies & Tools Needed to Re-Stuff Old Saggy Sofa Seat Cushions

  • 1 Old Sofa or Chair
  • 1 Box of Poly- fil
  • A Seam Ripper
  • A Sewing Needle & Thread
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Instructions for How to Re-Stuff Sofa Cushions

How to Open up Old Couch Seat Cushions

  • Using a seam ripper, I opened a 6 inch opening in the cushion and stuffed it with poly-fil until there was no more room.
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Adding the Polyfil to the Sofa Seat Cushions & Closing the Cushions Back Up

  • After I finished stuffing our old sofa seat cushions, I then stitched the opening closed with a needle & white thread.
  • I washed our velvet sofa seat cushion covers & added our newly stuffed seat cushion back into the velvet cushion covers.
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

I used the entire box of Poly-fil.  I even added a little bit of poly-fil to the sofa’s matching velvet pillows as well.

How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Don’t worry if it looks like you overstuffed your sofa cushions at first.

How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Once you start sitting on your sofa the seat cushions will fill in & look normal once again!

How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net
How to Re-Stuff an Old Sofa -Do you have an old sofa or couch that has started to look pretty sad and saggy?  Today, I am sharing how to re-stuff your old sofa and bring it back to life for just $25. #fixcouchcushions #restuffsofa #sofarefresh http://lehmanlane.net

Our sofa after learning how to re-stuff sofa cushions looks SO MUCH BETTER now.

And… I actually want to sit on our couch seat cushions again.

I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions for how to re-stuff sofa cushions. If you have an old saggy sofa, I hope you will give fixing couch cushions a try,

by Tara Lehman

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Comments

  1. You clever girl. Now, I do have a question. When you wash your slipcovers do you air dry them? Do you put them back on wet, or? We bought a new couch from IKEA for the flat and it has washable slipcovers.

    1. Hi Susan! I air dry these sofa slipcovers because they are velvet but I do have a few slipcovered chairs from IKEA and most of the time I air dry them as well. However, I have put the IKEA slipcovers in my dryer on extra low when I am in a rush to put the slipcovers back on and they haven’t seem to shrink at all :). I hope you are enjoying your new flat!

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