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How to Make a Cushion Without Sewing

Filed Under: Crafts, Patios, Porches & Decks

A good bench is hard to find, but a good bench cushion is even harder. Here's how to make a cushion for any bench using little more than fabric and glue.

how-to-make-a-cushionPhoto: Shelly Leer

Protect yourself from carrying around the imprint of your bench on the back of your legs this summer with a cute cushion. Since finding one that fits the precise dimensions of the seat can be a tall task, going the DIY route will save you the hassle of searching. Especially if you take a cue from blogger Shelly Leer from ModHomeEc, whose tutorial for making your own cushion happily excludes time-consuming sewing.

So, how does she do it? By sandwiching batting (culled from an old pillow) between two layers of fabric, then gluing the whole thing together. You can check out how to make the cushion by visiting Curbly.

For more hints on making and caring for DIY cushions, check out...
How to Choose Upholstery Fabrics
Make a no-sew pillow
The Dos and Don'ts of Outdoor Fabric Care

Already have a cushion, but one that has seen better days? Here's how to refresh the foam cushioning.


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