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Make a Seat Cushion


  • 1-inch-thick foam
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Batting
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Felt
  • Screws and mending plates


  1. Step 1

    Trace board onto 1-inch-thick foam; cut foam about 1/8 inch larger than outline on all sides. Cut batting and fabric 2 inches larger than seat on all sides. Cut a piece of felt 1 inch smaller than outline on all sides for finishing. Stack fabric (facedown), batting, foam, and board.

  2. Step 2

    Grasp fabric and batting on one side; attach 1 1/2 inches from edge with a staple gun. Repeat on opposite and remaining sides. Round corners by pleating fabric and batting.

  3. Step 3

    Attach felt to cover. Secure to chair using screws and mending plates.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2006

Reviews (1)

  • fulperp 21 Feb, 2012

    What if the seat board is metal?