Today I like to show you how to tuft/button your Ikea Karlstad Sofa cushions. We changed the entire appearance of our sofa in only 20 minutes, and it made such a big impact to our sofa.
Our living room is huge, and we have struggled with the layout since we first moved in, back in 2012. But after we purchased a new sofa, it’s starting to feel like a place you want to hang out in. I am not sure if you noticed, we had a different sofa cover (Sivik Dark Gray from the Ikea Karlstad Series), but it made the room very masculine and dark. So, right before I actually added the buttons to my cushions, we went to Ikea and purchased the Isunda Gray covers.
I’ve always dreamed of owning a tufted sofa, but did not want to spend $1000’s of dollars!!! Well, I didn’t have too, and I promise you after you’ve watched my little video, you’ll be heading to the stores to gather all supplies needed for your own sofa/couch transformation!
But, before I get started, here are a few images of our sectional before the transformation…
I know, I know, we need a coffee table. I have been searching for a card catalog coffee table all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area but haven’t found one yet.
Ok, let’s move on.
How to tuft/button your IKEA Karlstad cushions
- IKEA Karlstad Fabric covered buttons / 32Pack (Isunda Gray)
- Natural Hemp Twine
- Dritz 9021 Upholstery Needle, 4-Pack
Shop the supplies
For this tutorial
Measure your cushion, then add some pins where you’ll be placing the buttons. Measure again, and again. I placed my outside buttons 6 inches away from the top and the sides piping, and the following buttons were 6-8 inches apart, depending on the size of the pillow.
Get everything ready, cut 84-twine strands approx. each 24 inches long.
Put on your favorite music, and let’s transform a sofa… (now, you may watch the video)
Be nice to me, it’s my very first video (where I am actually talking) and far from being perfect.