How to Make Super Cute Seat Cushions for Folding Chairs

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If you have a folding chair that you love, but it's unfortunately not comfortable, why not customize a seat cushion for it? Felt is a perfect material to use for this sewing project. It's a sturdy fabric that is also very forgiving. You don't have to be an expert seamstress to work with it, and it hides flaws and imperfections.

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So, even if you can't sew a perfectly straight line, no one will know. With a little stitch detail around the edge, it gives this cushion a nice tailored look.

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Step 1

Start by tracing and cutting out a seat pattern for your specific chair.

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Step 2

Fold the felt in half and pin the seat pattern to the felt. Using a permanent marker, trace around the pattern, leaving about a ½-inch space.

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Step 3

Cut along the line.

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Step 4

Place the seat pattern on the piece of foam and trace around the pattern, leaving about a ½-inch space, just like you did with the felt.

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Step 5

Cut out the foam with a sharp pair of fabric scissors.

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Step 6

Place the good sides together, and stitch around the outside of the felt leaving a ¼-inch seam allowance. On the back side of the cushion leave a 6-inch opening.

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Step 7

Turn the fabric right side out.

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Step 8

Stuff in the foam. It will be tight, but it should fit snugly, without any wiggle room. The cushion will look better without gaps and extra space.

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Step 9

Pin the opening in cushion shut, and stitch it closed.

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Step 10

Using the embroidery thread and needle, stitch around the outside of cushion. Stitch every half inch on an angle. It's just a little detail that gives the cushion a fun finished look.

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Step 11

And the final step is to stitch on the cotton webbing. This will keep the chair cushion in place. I attached the webbing by simply sewing it on with my sewing machine.

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Now invite some friends over for dinner and pull up an extra chair to the table!

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