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A bench without a cushion is like a bench without a cushion; uncomfortable. That is why it is so important to make bench cushions. Benches need to be comfortable and a cushion is a shortcut to comfort. You will be amazed how much more comfortable your bench will be with this cushion sitting on top of it.

This particular cushion is designed for a bench with a 12" x 92.5" seat. You can make the bench by following these instructions.

 
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Step 1: Go get stuff

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To make a 92.5" cushion you will need:

3 yards x 60" x 1/2" Foam Sheeting
3 yards of thick polyester batting
3 yards x 60" fabric for cushion
1 spool matching thread
A ruler
Scissors
Sewing machine
Chalk
Pins

Step 2: Cut the padding

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Measure, mark and cut the foam into 4 92" x 12".

Next cut the batting into a 92" x 12-1/8" strip.

Stack the foam and then placing the batting on top. Put it atop your bench and site down to see just how darn comfortable that is.

Step 3: Cut the fabric

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Measure and mark the fabric such that you have the following rectangles:

(1X) 12-7/8"" x 18"
(1X) 12-7/8"" x 77-1/2"
(1X) 12-7/8"" x 92-1/2"
(2X) 12-7/8"" x 3-1/4"
(2X)  3-1/4" x 92-1/2"

When cutting the fabric, it helps to keep the fabric flat and the scissor low to the cutting surface. Cut with one hand and gently pull aisde the cut piece with the other hand.

BluePhenox4 years ago
...........COOL!!