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Help my tired old sofa

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
OK, so it's not actually that old - only 5 years.

But the seat and back cushions are filled with hollowfibre, which despite regular beatings, has squashed and gone lumpy over time, leading to a bit of an uncomfortable sitting experience.

Has anyone got any suggestions how to revitalise the filling to unscrunch and unknot it, as I can't afford a new sofa, and don't see why I should have to replace it after only 5 years!

Thanks in advance................
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  • Unfortunately that stuff can never be put as new again, I suggest that if you can find an upholsterer who would make you foam cushions to fit your existing covers, offer this service on line, it ain't cheap, but it is cheaper than a new sofa.

    My gran bought a nice suite with the hollowfibre and she immediately took the cushions to a local upholsterer and had foam ones made, I think it cost her about £90 a sofa.

    Or alternatively if the cushions are quite easy shapes and you're good with a breadknife (and creative), buying some upholstery foam off the market and having a go yourself may work.

    My sofa is only 2 years old and is going the same way, so I'm starting to save up for foam cushions, as I too expect it to last a bit longer than it has done so far
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