How to Add Straps to a Sofa to Keep Cushions in Place

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Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure

  • Sew-on fabric fastener tape

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Thread


Cut additional strips of fabric fastener for each additional cushion.

For a more temporary sofa strap, use self-adhesive fabric fastener instead of sewing the fabric fastener to the cushions.

Fix sliding cushions to create a more comfortable couch.

It can be irritating or uncomfortable having to rearrange your sofa cushions every time you sit down. Sliding sofa cushions can damage the cushions by flattening them unevenly, and they can also be a headache to deal with when you're entertaining. With a little sewing know-how, you can make your own straps to hold the cushions in place.

Step 1

Measure the length of one of the sofa cushions to determine how long the fabric fastener strips need to be. Cut four fabric fastener strips to fit the measurement. The strips should be two matching sets; two hook strips and two loop strips.

Step 2

Sew one fabric fastener strap vertically to the center of the underside of each cushion, using a standard needle and thread. Sew the other fabric fastener straps to the couch, matching the position of the straps on the bottom of the cushions.

Step 3

Place the cushions on the couch, securing the hook straps to the loop straps to adhere the fabric fastener closures into place. The fabric fastener straps should keep the sofa cushions from slipping.


Christi Aldridge

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.