THIS EASY NO-SEW BENCH CUSHION WILL ALLOW BEGINNERS TO ACHIEVE A CUSTOM LOOK IN THEIR SPACE. WITH MINIMAL SUPPLIES AND COST, YOUR SPACE WILL BE UPDATED IN AN HOUR!
As part of our basement entryway renovation, we decided to build a bench, and that bench needed a cushion. I have learned from past projects that custom cushions are extremely hard to find and super expensive to make. When we built our girls’ reading nook I asked my mom to make the cushion for us. I had some leftover supplies from the reading nook cushion so I used them to build this no-sew seat cushion.
As you can see, our bench seat is an odd shape, being that we built it around this jut out. In order to have the cushion fit, it needed to be custom. I was able to make our seat cushion in less than an hour, I will share the steps below in hopes that this project will inspire you!
Supplies needed for no-sew bench cushion
This project is for all skill levels and does not require a lot of supplies or money. Here is what we used:
- old pillow for batting
- thrifted blanket for fabric
- leftover plywood
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- staple gun
10 steps to a no-sew bench cushion
1. Cut the plywood to fit the top of the bench.
2. Use this plywood as a template for the foam, cutting foam to match the shape of the plywood.
3. For extra comfort, add batting to the top of your foam, attaching it with a hot glue gun.
4. Once you have your foam and batting in place, flip your plywood and foam upsidedown onto your fabric.
5. Give yourself about 10 inches of fabric around the perimeter of the plywood. This will allow for enough room to cover the foam and be stapled to the plywood. When in doubt, always allow extra fabric. Excess fabric can be trimmed at the end.
6. Start by stapling the fabric to the plywood. I began with the longest side.
7. Now that you have completed the longest side of the cushion you can start working on the corners, continuing on to the sides.
8. For the corners create and upsidedown ‘L’ shape in the fabric with your scissors. Tuck the short end of the ‘L’ in and overlap the short end with the long side of the ‘L’, stapling it to the side of your plywood. (as seen below)
9. Now fold up the remaining piece of fabric, which will complete the second side of your cushion, staple it in place.
10. Repeat this process until you have returned back to where you started. And wala! You have now just completed your easy no-sew bench cushion!