DIY no-sew bench cushion

Decor, DIY

I’m not much of a sewer so when I needed to make a bench cushion for my banquette bench, I decided to go with this no-sew alternative that’s easy and quick. My kind of project!

What you’ll need: 2″ foam (I used a bread knife to cut it) and 1/4″ plywood cut the same size as your bench top (I had this done at the hardware store) , batting, fabric (I used canvas drop cloth)

Step 1: Cut your fabric so that it’s 3.5″ wider than the plywood, and the batting so that it’s 2″ wider than the plywood.

Step 2: Staple the fabric to the plywood, starting from the middle, pulling tightly and smoothing out the fabric as you go.

Step 3: Remove the excess fabric at the corners, and use a screwdriver to help get a nice sharp crease.


Step 4: To prevent the cushion from moving on the bench, I had originally used 3M command strips but after discovering Repositionable dots from Glue Dots, I gave that a try and with a few dots on the back of the plywood, the cushion stays put!

This cushion made my bench so comfy and it’s now the most comfortable place to sit in my dining room!

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  1. Love your blog and videas! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway.

    • You’re welcome and good luck!

  2. Thanks for this tutorial. I have a bench that needs a cushion and I do not sew! I’ve never tried glue dots but they look amazing. I’m going to shop for them.

    • You’re welcome! I love glue Dots and if you enter the giveaway, you’ll have the chance to win some of their products to try :)

  3. I Love Your Tutorials And Soon Im Gona Try Some Of Your DIY. Thank You So Much Isabelle. Im So Happy I Won The Glue Dots :)

    • Congrats on winning the giveaway! So happy for you and have fun with GlueDots – I know you’ll find lots of uses for their products!

      • Thank You Isabelle

  4. Thank you for this project. I made the bench but now looking for the 2″ foam. Neither the local AC Moore nor Walmart has this. Any suggestions?

  5. Ok, all finished. What do you think? The decorative trim isn’t as large as I wanted.

    • I think it looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your project with me, I love seeing my ideas come to life :)

  6. Thank you! Also, thank you for thinking this up.

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