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« : October 24, 2017, 10:36:20 AM »

Ottoman

An account asked me to make a service call to fill the corner of the attached top cushion of an ottoman.  I'm bringing the regulator but is there a way to access the corner if I remove the dust cover or not even possible ?

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« #1 : October 24, 2017, 10:54:00 AM »

You could remove the dust cove and then cut a slit into the spring cover (burlap?) there may also be some type of padding you will have to rip through. This should give you access to the zipper, if there is one. The fun part will be trying to get your hand in there.

Then when finished hand sew the spring cover closed. Problem is you never know what you'll find when you take the dust cover off. If its plywood you're out of luck.

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« #2 : October 25, 2017, 06:20:03 AM »

Any time I go on a service call like that the small compressor. stapler etc,,,in case I have to rip something down to the frame. Oh yeah---and a drop cloth grin,

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« #3 : November 16, 2017, 07:08:56 PM »

I think that it is never hard to call service

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« #4 : December 18, 2017, 01:13:27 PM »

Went to the residence today and tried to reshape the corner by forcing the foam forward from the far side while holding the case - not much improvement.  Tried the regulator - no help.   Looked under the dust cover but a view up to the corner of the cushion is blocked by a sheet of synthetic burlap. 
This may come into the shop and short of taking it apart I was wondering if I could make a hole in the synthetic burlap or with a seam ripper try yo get the fabric apart just at that corner then blind stitch back. 

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« #5 : December 18, 2017, 02:45:57 PM »

I'd try a hole in the synthetic burlap first.

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« #6 : December 18, 2017, 08:00:34 PM »

You're right that sounds a lot safer than trying to un-stitch the corner -
I also tried some steam - helped a bit but not enough.  Either they didn't wrap the foam or they didn't cut out the v's on the turn when sewing or maybe just bad sewing ? 
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« #7 : December 18, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »

I agree with sofa. Try to access the attached top cushion through the synthetic burlap first. It would be best to do this in shop so the customer does not see you cannibalizing their ottoman. I'm guessing there just is not enough foam to fill attached top cushion. Any chance this is a down envelope with foam inside?

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« #8 : December 18, 2017, 08:30:20 PM »

Cutting through the synthetic burlap hopefully takes you to the zipper. I think I would cut the synthetic burlap in the center just enough to see the zipper. If I can see the zipper, which almost always goes diagonal, I would then cut the synthetic burlap on the same diagonal.

There may be cotton or poly batting between the zipper and the synthetic burlap. I would do the same thing with this. Cut a hole near the center to see the zipper and then cut the padding and synthetic zipper on a matching diagonal.

If you have the cambric off, taking the entire casing off is just a matter of removing the staples from around the bottom edge. As well as the welt cord if that is any.

I would stitch the synthetic burlap with thread when done. I may even staple some jute webbing up against the synthetic burlap in case someone using the ottoman for a stool and steps on it.

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« #9 : December 19, 2017, 12:06:18 PM »

I don't think it's an envelop - when I stuck the regulator in it just felt like foam no wrap - .  I'll cut the burlap and see where that takes me.  I have a lot of faith in the k-spray glue to make a patch to the burlap and add a few stitches to be extra safe. 



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« #10 : December 19, 2017, 12:13:19 PM »

I have a lot of faith in the k-spray glue to make a patch to the burlap and add a few stitches to be extra safe.
Another cheat method is to cut a strip of plywood and slip it in to the slit that you made in the synthetic burlap, and then staple each side of the slit to the plywood.

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« #11 : December 19, 2017, 02:44:56 PM »

Thanks - that will make it strong for sure and much easier than stitching
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« #12 : December 19, 2017, 05:24:08 PM »

I thought you guys didn't use synthetic burlap?
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« #13 : December 19, 2017, 08:40:02 PM »

sofad: that's a great idea. Thanks.

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« #14 : December 19, 2017, 08:44:06 PM »

65buick: I don't use synthetic burlap. If I want to put support on something like an ottoman I'll use jute webbing. Factories like it because it's fast and takes no skill to staple down.

It seems to me that it will start to sag sooner than later.

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