No-sew cushion tutorial

Easy Miniature No-Sew Cushion Tutorial

I picked up a cute little mudroom bench from Michaels this week, but I thought it needed a cushion! In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to make a fast and easy no-sew cushion using household craft supplies.

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  • Foamboard
    • I used 1/8″ foamboard. Anything too thick won’t be a good cushion
  • Quilt batting, foam, or paper towels for extra cushioning
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors or Xacto knife
  • Fabric
  • Something to cushion, such as this Mudroom bench from Michaels

Time needed: 20 minutes.


  1. Cut Foamboard

    Cut your foamboard down to size. If you are making a cushion for the Mudroom bench from Michaels, the foamboard will need to be about 2.75″ wide by 1.2″ deep. You can use scissors or a hobby knife to cut the foamboard.

  2. Dry-fit the foamboard

    Test out the fit of the cushion by sliding it onto the bench or surface. There should be a little room on each side. The edge don’t need to be perfect as long as long as they are straight and not too jagged.

  3. Cut cushioning

    Cut your quilt batting, foam, or paper towels to size. First, cut the cushioning to the right width (2.75” if you bought the mudroom bench) and then determine the depth you need. I used a paper towel folded 4 times to get to approximately the right depth.

  4. Glue cushioning

    Glue the cushioning on top of the foamboard. I used dots of tacky glue in several spots and then applied light pressure to hold it in place.

  5. Prepare fabric

    Prepare the fabric for your cushion. I had a spare scrap of blue gingham that I used. Turn the fabric over and place the foamboard in the middle of the fabric. Mark each corner with a pen dot.

  6. Cut out fabric

    Cut out a square in the corner of the fabric, using the pen dots as guidelines for where to end each cut. Test folding the fabric over the foamboard. Trim off any threads or extra fabric that prevents a clean fold.

  7. Glue short ends of the fabric

    Apply small dots of glue to both the short ends of the fabric and the foamboard. Then fold the ends over and pull tight. Press gently for a minute to let the glue set.

  8. Glue long ends of the fabric

    Apply more glue to the long ends of the fabric and the rest of the foamboard. Fold and glue one end at a time, pulling gently to make sure the fit is tight. Press gently to let the glue set.

That’s it! Now you have a cute custom cushion.

Let me know what you thought of this tutorial in the comments! Have you ever made a no-sew cushion? I’d love to see it on Instagram, tag me at @mnminimarket!
‘Til next time, Amanda

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