Bench Seat Cushion

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When we bought our house a couple years ago, my daughter’s room came with these awesome built-ins.  I have been saying that I will make a bench cushion for the window seat in this room for over a year now, and I FINALLY did it!  It was so easy and fun!

Here is what you need:

  • fabric (I got mine from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft)
  • Foam (I got a 2 inch thick firm foam sheet off Amazon)
  • batting
  • plywood
  • staple gun
  • craft glue (optional)

First measure your bench:

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Next, pick out and buy your fabric.  At Jo-Ann’s, you pick out your fabric and they cut it to the size you need.  I also bought my batting at Jo-Ann’s.  I bought my plywood at Home Depot, and they cut the length you need at the store as well.  I ordered my foam off Amazon, because it was cheapest there.

Ready to get started!  First, I had to cut down the length of my foam just a little.  I used one of our heavy duty kitchen knives for this task and it got the job done.

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I then used some craft glue to attach the foam to the plywood.  Next I placed the fabric face down on the ground and layered the batting followed by the foam face down and plywood on top.

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I then pulled the fabric tight (but not too tight) on one of the long sides and folded it up over the plywood to staple it to the plywood.

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After both long sides were stapled, I folded the ends like wrapping a gift and stapled them.

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And that is THAT!  DONE!  One thing I might suggest is to iron your fabric first if there are creases.

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