Our dog Recon is a very spoiled and pampered German Shepherd. He was even given this easy fabric covered cushion from our daughter’s bedroom when she moved out.
Not only is this a post about making an easy fabric covered cushion for my daughter’s bedroom when she was a young teenager, but it is also a funny post about how this cushion has been repurposed years later for my husband’s truck as a dog platform bed.
Read on for how and why this cushion was made and how it has evolved for a new purpose.
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My daughter’s former bedroom has this great, but high, window seat.
Even though the window area is way too high for a normal seat, my daughter still wanted to use it as a window seat and homework area.
To make it more comfortable, I made her this pretty and easy fabric covered cushion when she was a young teenager. Like most girls, she loved lots of bright colors in her room.
But the window seat in her bedroom has always been too high to comfortably use it as a seat in my opinion.
It is almost like the original homeowners had planned a window seat for their son’s bedroom, but in the end installed standard sized cabinets in the nook instead. Making the height just way too high for a seat. One day I will have to ask them why it was built this way.
Before I attempted this project, I had considered having a custom cushion made for the window. On a tight budget at the time, I couldn’t afford a custom made cushion anyway.
Inspired by similar posts on Pinterest, I decided I could make my own in less time and with much less money.
And like a lot of my projects, I purchased the foam and the fabric and then let it sit around – for weeks – just never getting around to it. Sound familiar?
Honestly, I am not lazy. Just have to finish too many other projects before I can take on the new one I bought supplies for.
Obviously I did finally finish the fabric covered cushion or I wouldn’t be resharing it today, even though it now has a new life as a truck dog bed cushion.
Easy Fabric Covered Cushion
- Sharp Utility Knife or blade
- Sharpie Marker
- 4″ Foam cushion from Joann’s.
- Painter’s Tape
- Spray Adhesive
- Fabric of your choice
First thing I did was to make a pattern for the seat cushion size using newspaper and painters tape. This method was much easier and efficient than using a ruler or tape measure to mark on the foam and hope I got the markings correct. This way I had the exact size and template for the cuts needed.
DIY and Handmade are always the best!