I made this easy peasy bench seat cover tonight. Little by little I'm trying to dress things up around the house. Guess how much it cost me? Hmm. It was under $20.00! I wanted something shaped similar to the bench pad I found below. The striped one below is a Home Depot bench pad and this mammer jammer goes for $44.98. Woah! It's cute and all but that's highway robbery!
If you're like me and don't know how to use a sewing machine you can fudge it and not sew at all! I have hand sewn a few things before but still haven't tackled the machine. That is on my long term list of things I want to learn!
So to make your own bench pad you'll need:
Electric Meat Knife
Liquid Stitch Glue
Large Safety Pins
Measure out your padding and draw the lines to cut using a marker and the T-square for accuracy.
Be sure to use the meat blade because you'll need the two separate serrated blades working together to cut through the foam. I tried the bread knife and it didn't work.
Once the foam was cut to size, I more or less wrapped it like a present, gluing it down with Liquid Stitch.