Repairing Lumpy Couch Cushions?

April 24, 2012

Repairing Lumpy Couch CushionsI purchased a new couch from Lazy Boy. On one of the cushions there is a lump from front to back. This of course happened after the guarantee had expired. Is there a way to rid the cushion of this lump?


By Ron D.


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April 25, 20120 found this helpful

If the covers on the cushions have an opening in them you can buy foam rubber in different thicknesses, that can be cut to size when you purchase it. You will just have to know the size that you need. I don't know what all types of businesses sell this. Where I live, I know for sure there is one hardware type store that sells all thicknesses of foam rubber by the yard.


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April 26, 20120 found this helpful

Sometimes the inside of the cushion just twists, leaving what looks like a lump outside the cushion cover. Unzip the cushion cover, reach in, and smooth out the cushion inside, or if the inside cushion turned or rotated, turn it back where it's supposed to be (you'll have to do this slowly a bit of a turn at a time).


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April 26, 20121 found this helpful

One more thing, if all else fails, you can take the cushion to an upholsterer, who can either fix it or place a new cushion inside the outer cover to get rid of the lump. It would cost less than replacing the sofa and may be worth the price due to your frustration over the problem.

April 26, 20120 found this helpful

If the cushion doesnt have a zipper, which most don't, you will have to cut the cushion open in a non conspicuous area, straighten the area out. You may want to add some layers of flat quilt batting, then stitch the area closed with a half circle needle and button thread.


You can also do this to the arm areas with batting and just re-stuff them. It works good, I watched the repair man repair several. Good luck.

February 23, 20190 found this helpful

my sofa cushions have springs in them and lately the spring is pooping up causing little hills in the cushions had the sofa 5 years and no warranty. Ant ideas how to fix it - other than that the sofa is in great condition - it is in the spare room and it is hardy used

June 19, 20190 found this helpful

Me too x with Lazyboy chair-foam just all bunched up-one of a pair-other one fine-not that old but not under warranty-have tried moving foam from outside but cannot gain access to the inside-expensive chair

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February 11, 2005

I wanted to find out if there is a way to replace the fill in my couch cushions so they are not lumpy. I have two children and two dogs that really take a toll on our sectional sofa. The pillows and the cushions for the back of the couch have zippers, which is great when you need to periodically need to replace the fill and clean the cushions, but I can seem to get the lumps out. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch.



By Lynne (Guest Post)
February 12, 20050 found this helpful

I hope someone submits some ideas! I'm having the same problem with lumpy filling in my dog beds. It starts out just fine, but soon aggregates into clumps...

By Jill (Guest Post)
February 13, 20050 found this helpful

I'm not sure if you could do this or not, depending on if you could remove the cover. But, my husband works for a factory that makes foam for mattresses, among other things and you can get scrap foam from a place like this for really cheap and sometimes free. $2-$4 for a cushion.


you can measure one and maybe call a place that sells mattresses in your area and they could help you locate a factory, or possibly they would have some ideas. Probably even just a regular furniture store could give you some ideas. Hope this helps.

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