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How to Make Waterproof Outdoor Cushions

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

For people who love DIY projects, making your own cushions is one of the most gratifying ways to embellish your outdoors. There are a few steps to follow when undertaking such a project. However, with a little patience and creativity, you will be able to make some wonderful and unique creations.

Outdoor Fabric

The first step of carrying out such a project would revolve around gathering the required materials. Normally you would be requiring some good canvas twill or fabrics suited for the outdoors. Some outdoor impermeable fabric would be more suited for this project. However, you might also want to enquire at a local store about other eventual outdoor fabrics that would be most suited for your local climate.

Cushion Filling

Another important element needed to complete this custom cushions project would be to get a good quantity of outdoor cushion filling. These types of filling usually consist of fast drying foams that have open cells, allowing water to drain easily. Carlo Badalamenti has been in the foam business for several decades. These foams are recommended for the outdoors as they tend to be antimicrobial.


Tools that you would be needing for the successful completion of this project would be a standard sewing machine along with some long zippers depending on the length of your cushions. You would also be needing fabric scissors and sewing pins to measure down the size of the cushions fabric.

Foam Factory, Inc. specializes in foam products that are suited for outdoor custom projects such as for boat cushion replacements.

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