Is it Possible to Change a Tight Back to a Loose Cushion?

by | Jun 22, 2021 | Ask the Expert, Furniture Construction, Furniture Cushions, Furniture Maintenance & Repairs | 0 comments


Can a sofa originally upholstered with tight (attached) back cushions be reupholstered with loose (removable) back cushions?


July 30, 2020


It would be very unusual for it to be possible to change a tight back to loose cushions without extensive reconstruction of the frame.

  • Going the other way (loose cushions to a tight back) can usually be done for a reasonable cost.
  • If your sofa has semi-attached back cushions, it should be possible to change to loose back cushions.

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Jeff Frank

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