The way to Refill Down Sofas
Flattened pillows on a couch look awful and don’t provide much support. In fact, they can make sitting on the couch a torturous experience for both you and your visitors. Many couches utilize masks and down to fill the insides of the back and seat cushions. To give new life to the down-filled cushions on your couch, it is possible to add down and masks to fluff them up. Or you can add a urethane upholstery pillow to the mix to help your sofa’s cushions retain their shape much longer.
Eliminate the pillows from the couch.
Measure the width, height and length dimensions of the existing cushions, and write down the measurements. Insert the span dimensions together to obtain an notion of how much foam you want to get if you’re planning to add foam to the cushions along with the down. Make the foam’s height around an inch shorter than the cushion’s height to adapt the height after adding the down back to the pillow. Skip this step if you simply plan to replace the down.
Open the zipper on the back of the couch cushion to access the down-filled insert inside it. Pull the insert.
Utilize the seam ripper on the hand-sewn side of the insert to remove the stitches. Center the seam ripper involving the seams so that the threads sit in the arced inside the seam ripper. Apply gentle pressure to cut the threads. Hold the insert closed as you set it inside the huge trash bag. Slightly near the surface of the bag since you empty the down and feathers into the garbage bag. Repeat for all pillows.
Fluff the masks and down in the garbage bag to add air to the mix. With time, the feathers and down lay atop each other and flatten, squishing the air from between the layers. Insert new masks and down as desired.
Mark and cut on the upholstery foam to the dimensions needed for each cushion using the electric knife. Insert one cushion inside each cushion cover. You might have to fold the foam to get it inside the cover. Move it around until it stays flat inside the cover. Skip this step if you are not adding foam to the pillows.
Place the masks and down inside the fabric insert. Hand-stitch the edge seam to keep the masks and down inside. If you are not using foam using the down, then fill the insert until it’s completely filled; otherwise, then add only enough down that, when combined with the foam pillow, the height fits the measurement in Step 2.
Place the insert into the pillow cover atop the foam or only inside the cover if you didn’t use the foam. Fix it so that the corners align the cover’s corners. Zip up the pillow cover and then replace the pillow on the couch. Repeat for all pillows.