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Re: Salon cushion redo

You may also try creating a roll at the nose of the seat cushion. After plumping and restuffing, as above, measure in approximately 5 inches from the front edge.
Purchase some nice buttons (the kind with an wire eye on the back, not a flat button) and some heavy polyester twine. A good 12" needle is needed here, they're not expensive. I like to put the buttons about 6" apart. Plot out the positions of the buttons, using chalk to mark the locations of the buttons.
Thread the twine thru the needle, and one button. Pierce the cushion at the marked spot on the top cushion face, then thread another button on the bottom of the cushion. Make a slip knot and pull. The idea is to sink both buttons into the cushion from opposite sides. When you have sunk the buttons about an inch into the cushion, finish off the slip knot so it won't let go. Do this at every pre-measured spot.
By putting the buttons nearer the front edge, rather than the center of the cushon, it creates a 'roll' near the front, providing more support under the knees. The dacron will give a tad more softness as well.
You may be able to make the original cushions more comfortable like this, without totally re-making the covers.
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