DIY Window Seat Cushion in Under an Hour

TaKenya Hampton
by TaKenya Hampton
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1 Hour

All that was left to do was make the cushion for my window seat. I did it all for less than $60 dollars and in under an hour!

I started by having to wood cut for me at Home Depot. I went with plywood as it was inexpensive and would do the job.

Once I got the wood home I laid out all my materials. Then I needed to cut the foam for the cushion.

I cut the foam using a box cutter, making sure not to go all the way through and mess up the carpet underneath. With the thin amount that was left uncut, I was able to just pull it apart.

I laid the fabric out on the floor, placed the foam on top and then the wood bottom. I attached the fabric to the wood using a staple gun. I wrapped the short ends like a present to allow the folds to be on the sides closest to the wall and leaving a nice finished edge on the front of the cushion.

how I folded the ends

I flipped the board over and set it on top of the seat area and enjoyed!

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  • Pineapple Pineapple on Sep 03, 2018

    How thick is the foam that you used? I make these window seat cushions often fir clients and I always wrap the wood with polyester batting before stapling the fabric to make it more comfortable to sit on. I always cover the raw wood on the underside of the cushion as well. These cushions are so easy to make.

  • Ski6366349 Ski6366349 on Sep 03, 2018

    Did you use plywood or osb? The picture looks like osb.

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  • Dorothhy Dorothhy on Sep 26, 2018

    Plywood, OSB they both would work for this very neatly and comfy idea. You made it look easy! Thanks TaKenya

  • Rachel Long Brink Rachel Long Brink on Dec 04, 2018

    I have been looking for a way to make cushions for my bay window seat. You have I inspired me. Thank you!