DIY Outdoor Seat Cushion Tutorial

By Friday, March 22, 2013 ,

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  • Step 1: Gather Supplies. To make 6 cushions I only needed 2 1/8 yards of fabric, but my fabric was 54” wide. I purchased fabric from the “Home Fabric” section in Hobby Lobby. This fabric is a bit more sturdy and resistant. Pick a fabric that is durable enough for the outside area you’ll be using the cushions in. Mine are under a covered porch, away from rain and sun.
  • Step 2: Mark your fabric for cutting. If you have a little helper like I did, just make sure their artwork stays on the back side of the fabric lol.
  • Step 3: Cut fabric pieces for the seats.
  • Step 4: Cut fabric pieces for the seat straps.
  • Step 5: Fold your seat straps in half, making them 1/2 inch wide. Then sew the edges using an edge stitch like I did (not sure what it’s called) or a zigzag will work fine too.
  • Step 6: Lay your seat fabric down right side up. Place your straps down on one of the short ends, about an inch from the corner. Fold over the seat fabric matching up the short ends. Pin it.


  • Step 7: Straight stitch around all the edges (1/4” seam allowance) leaving a 4-6” gap between the straps on the short end so you can insert foam.
  • Step 8: Insert foam.
  • Step 9: Sew gap.

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