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DIY Home Made Slippery Sofa Fix

For some reason for the past 6 months the cushions on my sofa began to slip out every time someone sat down. I was constantly pushing them back and fluffy the pillows. I thought at first it was the way the kids throw themselves on the sofa, however I began to notice that even when my husband was sitting down the cushions were slipping forward. Truthfully we need a new sofa, it seems every 5 years I’m saying the same thing. However I really don’t want to spend money on a new sofa/loveseat set just yet.

One day an idea came to mind and I wondered if it would work. I had been trying to figure out away to keep the cushions in place. My first thought was velcro but in order to get it to work properly I would have had to sew one side to the cushion and I really didn’t want to deface my cushions. I will often flip them over after a period of time. Then it came to me and I asked my husband if the non-slip rug pads would work as traction for the cushions.

I bought one to try out, no use wasting money on several if they didn’t work. I gave it about a week and was very pleased. I have since purchased a larger one for my sofa and used the one I purchased on my love seat. This is an pretty inexpensive and easy way to fix this particular problem.

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Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Our living room furniture is about 15 years old, but still in excellent shape. But I have been noticing the cushion slipping thing these past couple of months and wondered why. Never even thought of the rug backing to put under them. Going to definitely get some and do this. Thanks again.

  2. Oh I should definitely try this. Our couch is way past due for a new one, but it’s not in the budget right now, and with a little one still who drips from sippy’s I refuse to buy a new one. Gonna give this a go! Thanks for the tip!

  3. Canadian Mom Blogger says:

    I have the same problem with our futniture. I’m going to try this!

  4. What a great idea. Our couch does the exact same thing and I hate it. I will have to give this a try.

  5. Pure Genius!!!

  6. Good idea!! Ours have velcro on them! downside is that you cant flip them over..

  7. That was an excellent idea! You are a geniius!

  8. Great Idea! we’ll have to try it, our cushions do the same thing and it can be comical to be sitting there visiting with someone and watch them slowly slipping down with the cushion :)

  9. Great idea, thanks!!

  10. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant!!

  11. My roomate’s very comfy tv room sofa cushions slide, it’s so bad I won’t use it.
    Very good page you have here. I normally go to tech sites and didn’t realize there were solutions for everyday living (duh).

  12. lisa brown says:

    That is a great idea and I will definitely give it a try. Thanks you so much!

  13. Nicole Strunk says:

    This is a great idea!!! Our furniture has not started this yet, but it will one of these days. I will keep this in mind!

  14. Mike Stavros says:

    clever. our problem is that the furry patches we put on the bottom of the couch so that it doesn’t mark up the hardwood floors double as a slip an slide for when someone sits.

  15. I hated when that happens . I know I have problems with the cushion on my old sofa but my newest one had the velcro on them. But this sure is a great idea and I sure will keep it in mine if my tiny velcro strips stop working. Thanks

  16. Maria Iemma says:

    I have a similar problem…the sofa is a mess, but I am trying to fix it too until my little grandaughter gets a little older before I go and spend money….your idea is a good one!

  17. Here’s something that I wish I would have thought of! What a great idea and I imagine it would work well for a sofa chair also. Got to get to the store now. Thanks!

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