Josh made amazing bench seating to give us a place to lounge, but it can be difficult to lounge properly on stiff wooden boards, so we decided to add some thick outdoor cushions to make our seating area more comfortable. A few reasons I decided to upholster my own cushion instead of having it done professionally; box cushions are one of the easiest/beginner upholstery projects you can take on, having a cushion professionally upholstered costs a chunk of change – I’m sure this would’ve been nearly a thousand bucks because of the custom angles and size, and you can price compare and choose your own fabric.
Then I cut a strip of fabric that was a couple inches wide to cover my cording for the piping. I did a practice cushion cover, easing/slitting the edges/and much pinning of the border and it came out sort of OK but I cannot imagine doing in adding the piping. To dye the cushion I simply followed the directions on the Rit dye packaging that I found at my local craft store, Michaels. Take comfort and relaxation to the next level with the Mainstays Blue Stripe Cushion by Arden Companies.
I cut the slab to the 18″ width and then used the leftover to add length to each end to make it 83″ long. This way the insert will fit snugly into the cover and you will have a full-looking cushion. Measure the size of the top of the bench and use a serrated bread knife or electric knife to cut the foam so it rests on the wood without overlapping along the edges. Also tuck in the seam allowances and stitch the opening closed on the side of the box cushion where the ends of the long strip meet. I read your tutorial a couple of weeks ago and had a trial run with some lining material and a cushion from my (badly in need of reburishing) conservatory suite with it’s recycled zip.
Measure two vertical corner trim pieces and cut to cover the front corners where the bead-board panels meet. You have explained every detail clearly and I have brilliant box cushions now that were quite easy to make. Speaking of a zipper foot, we can’t forget a way to get the cover on and off our cushion, which means a zipper. However, we hope that you have choose the most appropriate project that will provide you with super creative and useful bench that will add comfort and nice aesthetic to your home. I figured it couldn’t be too difficult to make my own, so I thought I’d give it a shot!
These box-edge cushions allow you to sit, lounge and relax any way you want and not have to worry about the cushion losing its shape. I stuck with the same color scheme as last year because it matches my awesome recycled plastic (what?!) outdoor rug which I’ll share with my deck makeover. Adding the cushion opens up the room, and makes it feel like a part of the social space in the basement. I had the cockpit seat cushions made by a marine upholsterer and they look great but went into Victoria today and bought lovely blue and white outdoor ticking fabric and foam for the back cushions.
Machine stitch long stitches between the two marks (to make it easier to unpick at the end to enable the zip to open) and little stitches for the rest. Make a small mark 2cm from each end and, using your 2cm seam allowance, sew between these two marks. I thought about various ways to do this and decided to sew one of the short sides like a sham pillow cover.
You could then make your cushion with the tie straps and then then tie or loop them around the upside down hook so it will at least keep the cushion in place. DON’T try and upholster your bench out in your garage…YES, I am THAT dumb…I’ve done it before. It’s not a high-traffic room and nobody really sits on that cushion much anyway. Before pining the piping and sewing it, remeasure the rectangular edge piece” and make sure you pin the piping so that is matches up exactly with it. The best way to do this is pin one corner of piping and hold it next to the rectangular edge piece” as you move along pining the rest of the piping.
In today’s tutorial, we’re going to share how to make a bench cushion with boxing on the side. While I prefer an eggshell finish on the walls in my home, I wish I had used a satin or semigloss for the bench. The other half was transformed into a bench cushion cover, highlighting the sampled area. Inspiration: Window Seat (Including DIY Tutorial on Bench Cushion) I have the PERFECT built in area right next to the fireplace I want to make into kind of a reading nook.
You may also need flat brackets & screws to connect your plywood base if you have an extra long bench (over 8 feet) like mine. If you are using staples to adhere the fabric, definitely make sure they sink into the fabric and wood base. The storage bench will help you to keep your random stuff and at the same time serve you with comfort. It’s good to have a way to make something without having to get the sewing machine out. So, as is my style, I just kept putting it off…I really didn’t want to spend $70 to make a cushion let alone have one made due to needing a custom size.
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I rolled out the fabric, face down, and positioned my cushion on it, leaving several inches on each side to wrap it. Ted cut the plywood (Lowes) down to fit the bench dimensions and then I grabbed batting (Michaels) & Command picture hanging strips (Lowes). Not just the cushion itself but even the foam is crazy expensive and none of the stores around me had it in stock where I could use a coupon. This Stella Indoor/Outdoor Bench Cushion from Mozaic Company is the one that suits your decor.