DIY Bench Cushion Cover: 1 Hour, $15 Makeover

Bigger than a pillow, simpler than full-on reupholstery — bench cushion covers are a great place to inject a large dose of color and pattern into your space. Our coworker just recovered this window seat cushion and the small amount of time and materials it required has even sewing beginners like us inspired! Follow the jump to see a few more pictures of this quick and easy DIY...

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This great geometric fabric came from Calico Corners — who apparently has some new, more modern prints — for $15/yard. Using a simple mock box pleat, she stitched the cover together by hand in under an hour, opting to not include a zipper. Apparently she changes the cover a couple times a year and, since she's not a master seamstress, simply snips the stitch open when she's ready for a change. Now those are sewing instructions we can live with.

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