I’ve been spending a lot of time crafting, playing games, and watching anime at our coffee table over the past few weeks. I enjoy having my supplies sprawled out on a wide flat surface, but it definitely puts a strain on my back and glutes. I needed floor cushions, but that would cost us anywhere from $100-300 each at furniture stores like Pier One and Crate & Barrel.
The solution? DIY floor cushions, obviously! Not only will they be more affordable, but we have more options to choose from as far as fabric selections and dimensions.
Read on to find out how you can make your very own floor cushions!
What you’ll need for one 22″x22″x6″ cushion:
1.5 yd home decor fabric
1 5lb box of polyester fiberfill (firm cushion) or half a box (soft cushion)
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
1. Cut out two 22.5″x22.5″ squares and four 22.5″x7″ rectangles.
2. Sew short sides of rectangles with right sides together so you have end up with a loop.
4. Sew one square to the loop, lining up corners to seams with right sides facing. Press seams open and trim corners.
5. Repeat with last square, leaving 6″-7″ opening, backstitching on both ends of gap. This will make the next step much easier.
6. Turn right side out, stuff to desired firmness, and finish by slip stitching opening closed.
The total price for this project was about $50 for two cushions:
3yds fabric @ $9.99/yd
5lb box of filling @ $25
15% coupon off my total purchase
That brings it down to $25 for each cushion compared to $100-300! Now my tush will be nice and comfy while I craft (or vegetate).