How to Repair Flat zig zag spring

- Nov 28, 2017-

Even if the fabric still looks good, sagging upholstery makes furniture appear old and feel uncomfortable. Repairing it requires some effort but can be done with simple tools, materials and skills. Knowing how to repair sagging upholstery prolongs the life of antique as well as modern furniture while saving you the cost of complete reupholstery and recovering. Make yourself comfortable again by repairing the sagging cushions of your couch or chair.

1.follow the removal steps for fabric and webbing as described for coil-spring repair.

2.unscrew the brackets holding any broken zigzag spring pieces and replace them.

3.remove, then replace all the springs if you need to replace batting.

4.run single twine ties through the two outermost springs at the top and bottom of the rank. leave 1 foot of twine at each end of each tie, and anchor the ends to the wood frame with tacks or staples.

5.attach a new webbing mat to the frame and finish with a light fabric cover.

Things You Will Need

  • Large floor or table work surface

  • Measuring tape

  • Pliers

  • Screwdriver

  • Scissors

  • Tack hammer

  • Staple gun and staples

  • Roll foam batting

  • Zigzag or coil replacement springs

  • Upholstery twine

  • Large-eyed upholstery needle

  • Steel tacks

  • Zigzag spring brackets, if needed

  • Muslin or other light fabric