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Flat Cushion Fix: Replacing Your Feathers With Foam

updated May 6, 2019
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011011-modsofa2.jpg Feather cushioned sofas are oh so soft and comfy — for awhile anyway. Like anything else they can get a little squished and flat. Foam can easily be replaced, but feathers… well that’s a whole different story. So we’re turning to our favorite upholstery pro Shelly Leer.

Do you have a feather sofa? Does it need a little love? The good news is there’s something you can do and then there’s what will work in the end. Shelly has been going through rounds of diy and tlc with her brother’s down sofa cushions for several years.

When they first went flat she pulled all the feathers out, fluffed them, separated them, added a bit more and then shoved it all back in. Down the line it fell flat once more so she busted out the big guns. And by guns we mean foam. Although it would be nice if there was a magical cure for the feathers themselves, there really isn’t.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Shelly custom ordered to size foam for the inserts, wrapped them with a little batting and then placed them back in the slip cover instead of the feathers. She has tips and tons of advice if this sounds like a sofa project you need to handle, so check out all the details over at Mod Home Ec.

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