Because a leather sofa represents a significant financial investment, it needs to supply you with several years of useful service. Part of keeping your leather sofa’s good looks and comfortable feel involves taking care of their cushions, which often requires replacing or adding the stuffing material. Even leather pillows attached or sewn to the frame — tight-back cushions — are simple to refresh when you understand how to accomplish this seemingly daunting task.
Before you can add filling to an present leather sofa cushion or swap an old, drained cushion center with a new replacement, you have to open the cushion casing. Leather casings often have a hidden zipper, which allows you to easily open the cushion covering. Look at the bottom of the attached back cushions to determine whether you’re able to discover camouflaged zippers. If you can not see one, then run your fingers across the cushion casing to sense a cleverly hidden zipper. If you find a zipper, simply pull it available. If you can not track down a zipper, make your own opening by carefully opening a stitched side or bottom casing with a seam ripper.
For loose-fill stuffing materials, such as artificial fibers or down-and-feather mixtures, have a small quantity of your desired stuffing and fill the empty interior space of every leather casing. Proceed to add more filling materials till you have the look and comfort level you desire. Down-and-feather filled cushions sometimes contain horizontal channels that are sewn along the inside of the casing to prevent the delicate stuffing from sinking to the bottom of the cushion cavity. If that’s the case, fill each channel with stuffing materials to plump the attached back cushions to your liking.
A leather cushion casing full of a single polyurethane foam center requires you to pull the entire piece and swap it for a new one. Produce a template to your new core by outlining the old cushion on a huge piece of brown craft paper. Cut out the paper template to style a new custom-fit foam center to material in the leather casing. If you prefer, you can add a layer of soft down-and-feather filling over the surface of the polyurethane foam and secure it by wrapping a layer of wrap around the cushion before placing it inside the leather casing. From time to time, the loose stuffing materials are included in a separate ticking casing within the leather cover. You can just remove the entire ticking casing and contents, and insert a fresh, fluffier replacement.
After you’ve fluffed or replaced your existing cushion stuffing, it is time to close the opening up. To get a sewn-in zipper opening, then simply zip the cushion closed, and you’re done. If you needed to rip open the stitching in your leather cushion covers, then you have to close the opening by sewing the opening close. Special leather upholstery and needles thread make the sewing task simple so that you may securely close the gaping hole.