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Sofa Rehab

August 12th, 2013 at 08:13 pm

I started working on the sofa yesterday... I cut a slice off the foam I got at Joann's (50% off) and stuffed it into one of the back cushions. The problem is that the feather inserts are sewn shut so I just put it in the back. Well, that's not going to work unfortunately. I need to open the feather inserts (seam ripper) and carefully put in the foam, surround it with existing feathers and then sew the thing back up. I know how to sew, but the idea of 50 year old feathers is just scary. I can picture my living room full of feathers (very old feathers). I just have to try it and see how it goes.

1 Responses to “Sofa Rehab”

  1. snafu Says:

    I'm guessing you'd like to get 'plumper' cushions. Have you visited or talked to an upholsterer about possible solutions? Are the feather inserts totally removable? Can you cut slices of foam to exactly fit the empty cushion cover? I'd experiment with cut to foam and feather insert wrapped in a thin rectangle of Dacron perhaps held with a spritz of fabric glue into the cover. I've seen upholsterers use a thin, dry cleaner plastic to help ease the wrapped insert into it's cover.

    ...just a thought

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