So we’ve built an outdoor couch and I wanted to buy cushions for that. DIYing these cushions was not a part of the plan. Soon I realized these cushions would cost me more than the couch itself!! I should also compromise on the look. I wanted one big cushion, rather than having different sets. That’s when I decided to go with my gut and start DIYing outdoor cushions.
Here is what I was expecting :
- Cushions should be waterproof
- They should be durable and easy to clean
- They should be comfortable
- Should be easy to replace in future
After scorching the internet, I found multiple ways of doing this. Each had its cons but I felt the best solution for me would be to use foam I got from home depot and use an outdoor table cloth that is 100% waterproof. I made a complete video on how I made these cushions. You will need the following things:
- FOAM 3-in Thick Multi PurposeFoam
- Waterproof table cloth
- Basting Tape
- Nylon Zipper
- Sewing machine
- Acrylic ruler/Measuring tape
Here is the foam sheet I used as cushion. It's 3 inch multipurpose foam
Now, cut the outdoor water proof table cloth as shown
Then, fold it in half and start stitching
You will have to stick the corners as explained in the video below. Then, stitch the zipper along the long side.
Outdoor fusion is ready
Let’s talk about the price. It cost me $204 for this 8×8 sectional sofa, for the bench seat and the back cushion.
- 4 Foam sheets of size 2’x6′ – 4 x $26 = $104
- 4 waterproof table cloths if size 60×80 – 4 x $20 = $80
- Basting tape – $12
- Zipper – $8
I have been using these for the past couple of months and I absolutely love them. I checked the foam a couple times after rained cats and dogs but the water didn’t get in. I call it a win!!
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- Foam sheets (Home Depot)
- Waterproof table cloths (Amazon)
- Zipper (Amazon)
- Basting tape (Amazon)
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