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A few years back I had an idea to give my Ikea sofa a makeover. By adding stained tapered legs, a wooden frame, and tufted cushions.
Let’s just say, I still love this sofa nine years later.
Revamp your living space with a simple yet stylish tufted sofa cushion makeover. This DIY How to tuft/button your IKEA Karlstad cushions project is an easy and affordable way to update the look of your sofa and add a touch of elegance to your home decor. With a few basic tools and materials, you can transform your old and tired sofa cushions into brand new ones that look just like the expensive designer versions.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make your own tufted sofa cushions, including tips and tricks to make the project go smoothly. So, let’s get started and give your sofa a fresh new look!
Our living room is enormous, and we have struggled with the layout since we 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, but 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 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 I did not want to spend $1000’s of dollars!!! Well, I didn’t have to, and I promise you that after you’ve watched my little video, you’ll be heading to the stores to gather all supplies needed for your sofa/couch transformation!
But, before I get started, here are a few images of our sectional before the transformation. I also added some images from our sectional with a new cover from comfort works.
A tufted cushion sofa can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to a living space. Additionally, adding new throw pillows or a coordinating blanket can also enhance the overall aesthetic. Another option is to paint or stain the wooden legs of the sofa to give it a fresh (How to taper Ikea Legs + Skirt tutorial), updated look. Overall, a tufted cushion sofa makeover can upgrade the feel and look of a living space by adding a new layer of visual interest and comfort.
Ok, let’s move on.
How to tuft/button your IKEA Karlstad cushions – SHOPPING LIST
- IKEA Karlstad Fabric covered buttons / 32Pack (Isunda Gray)
- Natural Hemp Twine
- Dritz 9021 Upholstery Needle, 4-Pack
Measure your cushion, then add some pins to place the buttons. Measure again and again. I placed my outside buttons 6 inches away from the top and the side 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 first video (where I am talking) and far from perfect.