It’s no secret that I hate to sew. I jump through all sorts of hoops to prevent myself from pulling out the old sewing machine. Yes, I have sewed a little bit. I know how to sew the basics, but I still don’t love it. When it came time to create this box seat cushion, I knew I could create it without a needle or thread. Let me show how I successfully created a no sew DIY bench seat cushion. It took less than 30 minutes, no joke!
I really shouldn’t be so “anti sewing.” I think the main problem is I’m too impatient and I get frustrated threading the bobbin! 🙂 Any helpful tips on how to get back into the swing of sewing? I’m all ears.
For those of you who feel the same way about sewing, I created a beginner’s guide to no sew projects. I included a few of my other no sew projects in here WITH a few informative video’s on how to no sew pillows and pillow covers.
Materials needed to make your own no sew box seat or bench seat cushion.
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- Upholstery foam cushion- This is the exact replica of what I used. I wanted it to be at least 2″ thick and it needed to be at least 64″ long.
- Staple gun
- Material of your choice- Make sure to get a good, sturdy material (upholstery material would be best).
- Wood for the base- I used scraps of what I had at home. If I had to buy the wood, I would have purchased plywood and had it cut to fit.
- Heavy duty scissors- You could opt to use a hack saw or an electric knife to cut the foam, but I have a pair of heavy duty scissors that worked just fine.
How to make a NO SEW bench SEAT CUSHION or box seat cushion;
- First, cut the foam to fit your space.
- Second, cut the wood the exact same dimensions as the foam.
- Third, lay the material out face down on a flat surface.
- Lay the foam cushion on top.
- Lay the wood piece on top of the foam cushion.
- Fold the material on top of the wood and use your staple gun to secure it.
- Repeat this step on the other side.
- For the box corners, wrap the material like you would a present.
- Cut the excess material as you go.
- Use a hammer to make sure the nails are flush.
- Lay your new bench cushion on your seat and enjoy!
How easy was that! I’m a firm believer that home projects don’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time.
Ready to see it all together with the old bench that I recently completed a “weathered wood” makeover on?
Just a little side note; I’m still not done with this space (I know, shocker!) I have to do a little makeover on the gallery wall above the bench and then I will unveil the full final images! Stay tuned friends.
I hope you enjoyed this project! I’m excited about this space and what it will look like when I’m done. Gallery wall blog post coming soon!
Thanks for stopping by friends!