How to make a bench seat cushion with box corners
Inside: How to make a bench seat cushion with box corners for a really polished look. Making your own bench seat cushions is probably a lot easier than you might think. Click here to read my full disclosure. This post contains affiliate links for the convenience of our readers.
What you’ll need to make your own bench seat cushion:
Fabric of your choice: You’ll want to use a home decor fabric because it’s a bit thicker and more durable. Foam Cushion: I used 3 inch-deep foam to give my bench cushion a substantial look.
How do you make a Velcro bench cushion?
Remove the foam and sew the Velcro onto the fabric. Place one side of the Velcro on the outer side of the bottom flap, near the seam, and the other piece on the backside of the top flap, near the hemmed edge. Repeat as needed depending on the length of your cushion cover.
How many yards of fabric do I need for a bench cushion?
We needed 1 1/4 yards of 60″ width upholstery fabric for the size of cushion we were making, and we sewed together a couple of different pieces for the sides. If you’re working with an organized pattern, consider the direction you want it to run on the cushion.
How do I keep my bench cushions from slipping?
You can use non-slip material adhered to the bottom of the cushion or simply set on the surface of the bench to keep your bench cushions from slipping around, especially on wooden benches. This material, which is also used in cabinets and drawers, is designed to grip surfaces and prevent slipping.
How thick should foam be for bench cushion?
Depending on the type of cushion or pad you choose, thicknesses range from 2 to 8 inches (in 1-inch increments).
How do you make a Velcro cushion cover closed?
- Sew the two pieces of material together.
- Turn it inside out.
- Attach VELCRO u00ae Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape.
- Insert the cushion inner.
- Close the cushion cover.
How do you cover cushions without sewing?
This is similar to wrapping a present, except instead of paper, you use fabric and instead of tape, you use hot glue. Fold up the sides and glue, just like a present.
How much bigger should a cushion cover be than the cushion?
We recommend using an insert that is about 5-6cm or 2″ larger than the cover for square cushion covers, and 2-3cm or 1″ larger than the cover for rectangular (lumber) cushions.
How do I calculate how much fabric I need?
Use this formula to figure out how much fabric you’ll need:
- The number of pieces that fit into width (rounded down to the whole number) equals the width of fabric divided by the width of one piece. The total number of pieces divided by the number of pieces that fit into width equals the number of rows you need.
How do you measure fabric for a cushion cover?
To calculate the width of fabric for one cover, simply multiply the width of your cushion pad by the seam allowance, then multiply by 17 1 = 18u2032u2032 (45 2.5 = 47.5 cm), and voila, we have a piece of fabric that is 48u2032u2032 (125 cm) long and 18u2032u2032 (47.5 cm) wide.