DIY {5 Minute} Window Seat Cushion!



I am so excited to show you how I made the window seat cushions for my office in less than 5 minutes each!

diy window seat cushion

I had originally planned on sewing some cushions for my window seats, and I kept putting it off because I knew it would take me a while to do it.  So I was so excited when Christina from Christina’s Adventures linked up to my June linky party.  She showed how she made some window seat cushions for her home.

DIY Window Seat Cushion

After I read this post, I KNEW I was going to make my cushions the same way!  Thank you so much, Christina!


Here is a quick video to show you how I made it in less than 5 minutes!


Linking this project up to Tutorials and Tips link Party at Home Stories A to Z.

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  1. Beautiful! I love the patterned material you picked out. Your office is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to see the full finished room.

    Curious, how did the exterior of your home turn out with painting the brick? LOVE your blog!!!!

  2. Using that piece of plywood is brilliant. Gives you a sturdy back to tack the fabric to. I’m going to do this to my mudroom bench. Thanks!
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  3. You are a life saver! We are working on our entry closet and the bench cushion cover was what I was trying to figure out! That is exactly how I will do it. Thank you. I’ll let you know when I post it.
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  4. Beth Moore says:

    Loving the office craft room!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing the video. I am inspired now to do the same in my entryway. Hope your new job is going well. Look forward to more tutorials!

  6. love the seat cushion Traci – now you started me, and I will make a nice cushion for my existing window bench as well… will send you a photo when it is done. Will not get to it though until
    Edith YourChicagoConnection

  7. I really need to try this because the cushions that I sewed for my banquette keep scrunching up when we slide in to sit down. This would completely eliminate that!!!
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  8. Beautiful fabric. Brilliant idea… why didn’t I think of this?

  9. You are BRILLIANT!!! I’m in the middle of putting my classroom together, and have a ‘reading nook’ for my kids that I want to make a cushion for…this will work perfectly!!! Thank you for the tutorial :)

    • Great! So glad this will help! I would try to get a durable and darker material that will hide dirt. Maybe one that is washable? I’ve seen some material at fabric stores that is almost like plastic on top but it is very soft. I think that would be great in a classroom because it would wipe off clean easily.

  10. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve got it pinned to watch the video when I ‘m ready to make mine. I love how cute and simple this one seems. Have a great day!

  11. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I love your window seats! Did you make them, have them made, or purchase them? Thanks!

  12. Just like you to find a great idea to save time. Thank Jonathan for his help.

  13. I wish I would have seen this before I made a no sew cushion for my closet turned mudroom bench. Using the plywood is brilliant. I haven’t secured my material yet so I may get some plywood and give it a try.
    What you have shone of your office looks nice. I can’t wait to see the final reveal.

  14. When we moved into our house 11 years ago the cushions on our window seat were made your way by the previous owners. It is easy to do and it made a crisp look. However, after a year I popped the staples off to wash the fabric. Our cushions get a lot of use and they were dirty. After washing, I thought to myself – I don’t want to pry off staples and re- staple every time I wash the cover (the stapling is easy, it’s the prying that’s a killer). So I got rid of the plywood and made regular cushion covers. Well, for one I just used enough fabric to wrap it like a package and pinned it with large safety pins. It doesn’t provide as smooth and crisp a look as stapling but it’s a whole lot easier to wash. Maybe when my kids are grown (like, 12 more years) then I’ll go back to the tight and smooth look!

    • I totally understand, Kate! :) My window seats are more for looks and storage, so I have told my boys to stay off. :) I’m also hoping that the dark material I chose will have disguise for a few years. By then, I will be ready to change the decor of my office anyway. hee.hee.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Love your office closet makeover it inspired me to do something similar. Little did I know when I pinned the pic it was yours! Lol I used the brown paint from your mud room in my dining room ! Still love the color. Thanks for the inspiration . Love your blogr

  16. the floral pattern is to die for and it is a quick speedy DIY ;) .. It surely takes a creative mind to come across such brilliant ideas ;)

    jessica x
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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric. I heard you say you got it @ Hobby Lobby but what is the name of the print? I’m willing to take my chances trying to find it love love!!

  18. when i first opened this link I thought it would required sewing, which I CANNOT do! Thank you so very much… this & I know I can do it.
    Your a life saver.

  19. I have been trying to figure out an easy way to make a window seat cushion for a couple of years. My dogs sit in the window seat all day and they need a sturdy cushion…thank you so much for this idea!!!!!

  20. haha – Traci – I just saw this NOW!! I guess having a baby over the summer will do that to ya ;) Thanks for the shout-out – love your window seat & cushion!!! :)

  21. I love this idea!!! I only have one question though……when you sit on the bench, doesn’t the whole bench seat slide forward??

    This is such a great quick fix!11

  22. I LOVE this idea because I cannot sew and need a cushion for my hope chest! My only concern is the staples scratching the paint because may slide around a bit. Any thoughts on how I can prevent that from happening? I’m not super crafty and can’t come up with any ideas! Thanks :)

    • Kristen, I haven’t had any trouble with the cushions slipping, but you could add some carpet tape or something if you wanted to help keep them in place. Maybe? :)

  23. Thanks for the idea! I think I will try glueing that rubbery carpet non-slip stuff on that back…that would cover the staples and prevent slipping!!
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  24. I am in the process of make a window seat, but I am confused on the foam for the cushion I am not sure what type to get I want the seat to be firm. Any suggestion of the type of foam and where it could be purchased

    • Hi Maureen!
      You can really use any kind of foam you want. Just depends on how thick or how firm you want it. I got my foam at JoAnne Crafts store. I wanted it pretty thick so I went with 4 inches. And I wanted mine pretty firm. When you go to a craft store that sells material, you should be able to find pieces of foam. Just find the one you like, and it will work! Foam is pretty expensive though, so it helps to wait until it is on sale or you have a coupon.

  25. Love this! Thank you for a great video and information. :D You’re speaking my language when you mention coupons

  26. I am so glad I found your tutorial! I have put off having 3 window cushions made. Now I know how to do it myself :) I was also wondering how I could keep them from slipping off when anyone sits on them… Solved!!
    I’m going to work on this next weekend. Yay! And thank you; I can’t wait to get started!

  27. This just solidified my thoughts on doing this in our playroom! One quick tip, don’t know if anyone mentioned it, but you can get 3″ foam pads that are 2ft x 6(?) ft (can’t quite remember the length) at Home Depot for less than $20. Way cheaper than craft stores.

  28. Do you have any tips on cutting the foam to fit? Or I may need more than one piece. Any ideas on how I can do that without it looking funny? Thank you!

  29. Love your video, can you tell me what size of staples you used. Thank you in advance!

  30. So simple! Great tutorial. How did you cut the foam piece to keep the sides straight and clean?

    • I just used an electric knife from my kitchen! My mom was a professional seamstress and I always saw her cutting foam with her electric knife! :)

  31. Thank you so much for this video on the window seat cushion. I have been needing one for mine and don’t have a sewing machine and now I know I don’t need one and can do this myself. thanks again!

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