DIY bench cushion – Creating your own upholstery accessories is not as difficult as it may seem, especially if you are not upholstering the entire furniture. One of the most popular types of home made upholstery is the simple pillow. While most indoor benches come with finished pillows, you can find an indoor bench without pillow or a damaged pillow, or perhaps want to create a detachable pillow for a hard outdoor bench. DIY bench cushion, Measure the bench as you wish to make a pillow. Measure the full length and width of the seat. Cut a piece of padding foam in length and width measurements, using a knife. Measure the height of padding foam.
Then for DIY bench cushion, write down the measurements height, length and width you took and set them aside. These measurements will be used to create dimensions a thick, box-shaped pillow for your bench. Cut the top and bottom pieces of fabric into your bench pillow. These pieces should be identical rectangles in the measurement length plus 1 inch and width measurement plus 1 inch. Cut the fabrics for the short sides of your bench pillow. These pieces will create the height. Cut 2 rectangles that are so long measurement width plus 1 inch and as wide as height measurement plus 1 inch.
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Cut the fabrics for the long sides of your DIY bench cushion. These pieces will also create the height. Cut 2 rectangles that are so long measurement length plus 1 inch and as wide as height measurement plus 1 inch. Pin 1 long side piece and 1 short side piece towards right on height edges, then sew them together 1/2 inch away from these edges. Stitch the seams open. Pin the other long side piece to the other height edge of the short side piece, right to right. Sew the pieces together 1/2 inch away from these edges and iron the seams open. Pin the remaining short side piece to the remaining edges of the long side pieces, right sides together.