How to make a seat cushion?

How to make a seat cushion

Seat cushions are something that is irreplaceable, it is irreplaceable because you can not simply replace comfort with discomfort. To replace a seat cushion, you need another and there is no other alternative to that. Many of you are thinking of buying the best car seat cushion, bench seat cushion but you are maybe worried about its price. But today here we are to help you to guide you on how to make a seat cushion.

So, Without Wasting Any Time, Let’s Move To The Steps.

Before you start, make sure you have the following accessories:

  • Foam Cushion
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread & needle
  • Ruler & Measuring tape
  • Hack saw or electric knife to cut foam
  • Step 1: Cutting foam

Cut the foam as per your preference with correct measurements. It is better to use an electric knife.

  • Step 2: Measuring fabric

 Measure the fabric carefully and make sure you are taking correct measurements of length and depth

It is necessary to keep all the edges straight while you cut the fabric. Measure the depth of the fabric and cut it carefully.

Make sure the good side of the fabric is facing in, while you fold your fabric over in half-length wise. Measure the length of the fabric and cut.

  • Step 4: Sewing down the edge

Using a 1/2-inch seam sew down the edge of the fabric

  • Step 5: Marking the folded edge.

At this stage, mark the folded edges with fabric marker of the entire length of the fabric.

  • Step 6: Preparing the seams

Now, prepare the seams for box corners.

  • Step 7: Measuring box corners

Measure the box corners and be sure it has the same amount of thickness.

  • Step 8: Sew along the line

Leaving about 1/4 an inch of excess fabric, sew along the line.

Step 9: Repeat steps 5-7 at the other end of your cushion cover.

  • Step 10: Turning cushion cover right side out.

Now, it will look like a big envelop with one long edge open

  • Step 11: Put your foam in your cushion cover.

Hold the corner of one end of your foam and place as tightly against the inside box corner of cushion, starting from at one end. After bit adjusting the box corners should line up with the corners of the foam.


  • Step 1: Create a fold at one end
  • Step 2: Stitch the top flap down.
  • Step 3: Repeat steps 1-2 at the other end
  • Step 4: Grab the bottom flap and fold the unfinished edge
  • Step 5: Fold the bottom flap up and pin in place folding in the unfinished edge
  • Step 6: Stitch seam


We have tried to guide you through with some easy steps, on how to make a seat cushion. If you are thinking to get a new seat cushion then we would suggest trying making one before you buy. We have also seen people buying the Best Cooling Seat Cushion and yet made their own seat cushion as per their own comfortability.

About the Author

This is Veronica Lim founder of I am an exporter of the cushion. I have researched on the importance of the cushion. That’s why I have decided to share my experience with others. My main target is to help the people who are really health conscious as well as passionate to stay fit all the time.

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