Sore ass? Lack of padding on uncomfortable chairs can lead to this painful disposition. Make this attractive and customized cushion easily. Bring new life to ugly or uncomfortable chairs.
Tech shop has a full sewing and textiles facility so you can easily crank this project out. Why buy a sewing machine and worry about the space and set up when you can come to Techshop.
So if you’ve ever had a padded dining room chair that the padding is wearing out in terms of cushioning but don’t want to reupholster the whole thing, this just might be the answer for you. A 2” high density foam pad to put on top of your already covered chair adds enough extra cushioning so you aren’t squirming during dessert to get up. It’s also portable so you can take it anywhere a little extra cushioning is needed.
Step 1: Materials list
Pre cut 15” X 17” X 2” high density foam pad (or one cut to whatever size is desired)
Enough fabric to cover both sides (3/4 of a yard of 45” width fabric would be ample)
Scissors and pins
Cutting board or table top would work fine
Step 2: Step 1 Measure and cut fabric
First measure the foam pad and add enough to cover the sides. For this project, the dimensions are 15” X 17” so the final fabric size is about 18 ½ “ by 20 ½” or there abouts. You can always cut a little larger and trim away any excess if necessary. ( which is what I did here) Most people will just use 2 pieces of fabric for this but my fabric incorporated panels and the main panel was in the middle of the fabric so I had to cut the front panel and then sew the 2 back pieces together. A little more complicated but worth it in the end so I would have a more pleasing outcome. If you don’t have fabric marking pens, I often use a pencil so long as the marks are on the wrong side of the fabric and won’t show through.