What type of glue to use on duck cloth & fold technique for cushions?

by Wendy

I will be making cushions for my patio bench and need to know which type of glue to use on the duck cloth material and what type of folds to use the attach cloth to foam.

  11 answers
  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Aug 07, 2018

    Spray contact glue works best. Buy it at auto paint stores. Used for head liners in cars. DO NOT use indooes! Wear a mask!

  • Wendy Wendy on Aug 07, 2018

    ok I will check this out never heard of this type of glue thanx kindly

  • William William on Aug 07, 2018

    How other Hometalkers made cushions.


  • Dee Dee on Mar 21, 2023

    I would definitely use the spray on adhesive that you can get in Michaels or Hobby Lobby

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 03, 2023

    I bet even the hobby area or auto dept. at Walmart carries a spray glue/adhesive. You can most likely get it even cheaper at amazon.com

  • Deb K Deb K on May 22, 2023

    Hi Wendy, hope this helps you out.


  • Janice Janice on Dec 13, 2023

    I would skip the glue and purchase duct tape. It's available in colors now and you could tape the corners and not wait for glue to dry. If you do want to go with glue, I'd use a spray adhesive.

  • Spray adhesive should work.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 14, 2023

    Use the spray adhesive and fold like you are wrapping a Christmas gift.

  • Betsy Betsy on Dec 26, 2023

    Hi Wendy: If you're opposed to sewing, you can use double faced tape. I like the carpet tape that you don't use heat with. It's fabulous and holds great. Of course, if you use any glues and your cushions get rained on, the glues may not hold. As for the folds, I'd fold the ends down first, and secure them however you plan on doing that, and then the sides. Fold the corners of the sides towards the narrow side of the cushion and then secure them and then fold the other corner on top of that.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 27, 2023

    You could maybe use double sided tape? but I would suggest you make the cushion covers by sewing machine and fit the foam into them!