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How to Make a No Sew Fabric Covered Cushion For a Piano Bench

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How to Make a No Sew Fabric Cushion Cover For a Piano Bench Without Sewing

Making a no sew cushion cover is one of the easiest DIY home accents you can make to decorate your home in your own style. I have made many. I made long cushion no sew covers for my kitchen banquette and striped no sew cushion cover for a porch swing.

How to make a no sew cushion cover for a piano bench.

Piano Bench – Before

Since both the piano and bench are both the same dark brown, I wanted to add some color.

How to make a no-sew cushion cover for a bench with a hinged lid

Piano Bench Cover – After

Looks much better now.

How to make a no sew cushion cover for a bench

How To Make a No Sew Fabric Covered Cushion Cover for a Bench

1.  Remove the top of the bench.  I left the hinges on the bench. I just removed the screws from the top. No need to make more work for yourself.

No Sew Decorating ideas

2. I added 3 layers on top of the lid. Foam that I cut from an old mattress egg crate, white fabric, and the orange fabric. I bought the fabric at JoAnn’s. It is called –Fun Floret by Waverly.  Normally I would use quilt batting between the foam and the fabric, but I didn’t have any.  This layer softens the edges of the foam when the fabric is wrapped around it.

TIP: Foam can be costly. I buy it only when it is 50% at JoAnn’s Fabrics  You don’t even need to buy expensive foam – an old egg crate mattress pad can be re-purposed and cut to size. Cut a few pieces of the mattress egg crate to size and layer the pieces on top of each other to create the height cushion you want.  A little hot glue between the layers will hold the layers together.

No Sew Decorating Ideas

3. Flip it all over and start stapling the fabric to the lid using a staple gun.

How to cover a cushion with fabric

4. First the white lining.

no sew chair Cushion-corner making tutorial

5. Cut the corners as shown. You don’t want to add too much bulk to the corners.

Thrifty Decorating Ideas

6. Then staple the fabric on.  I fold the raw edge of the fabric over so it looks nice and neat.  You want to pull taut, but not too tight or you may mis-shape the foam.

How to staple fabric to chair cushions or bench seats

7. Fold the fabric on the corners like you were gift-wrapping a package.  Staple to secure.

How to staple fabric to furniture

How to make a cushion cover with no sewing
8. I simply cut away the fabric around the area where the hinges would go.

Before and After Furniture Makeovers

9. Before you start stapling, make sure if there is a pattern on your fabric that it is centered and aligned.

how to wrap fabric-around-foam for seat cushions

10. Then reattach the lid to the bench.

Furntiure Transformations

Decorating Ideas with fabric

All done.

How to make a cushion and decorative cover for a piano bench seat with no sewing.

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75 Comments

  1. I knew if I waited, you would show me how to add a cushion to my piano bench, You make it look easy. This might just be my first project for the new year.

    As always, looking forward to seeing what you are up to this new year.

    1. Hi Christine –

      If you have the fabric, foam, and staple gun – it truly is not hard at all. Takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. The hardest part is making sure the pattern on the fabric is on straight. Having a small power screwdriver makes removing and reattaching the top – quick and easy.

    1. Hi Chrissie-

      I could not make half the tings I do without my handy dandy staple gun. I have two – one is ergonomically designed, but I find I usually grab my classic Arrow T-50. It is not a finicky – just load and staple. You can buy different size staples depending on what you are working on. I usually use the 5/16th size. They are medium sized and work on just about everything thick or thin.

  2. Diane, it looks great! Way to start the new year with a cheerful project! I am thinking about using tangerine my soon-to-be finished basement for a little pop of fun color and I love the fabric you chose. I’ll have to scout out Joann’s. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Lisa –

      Tangerine would be a great color to add to a basement, especially if there are only a few windows to bring in natural light. The color is warm and bright at the same time – not many colors share that trait.

  3. Wonderful instructions Diane……..

    I don’t see this color with you, but love anything you decide.

    1. Thanks Sheryll-

      I do normally decorate with light blue, green, pink, and purple, but in my family room and kitchen where there are white walls I love to add a pop of color to add some interest. I grew up in a house with all white walls and it is what I got used to. Now I find them comforting and very versatile as I can add any color I want to these rooms and it goes! The area where this piano is is kind of a no man’s land. It is an awkward corner in the room, but can be seen from the foyer when you first enter my house. It needed something bright to give it some life of its own.

    1. Hi Anne-

      So happy to help. Fun thing with a project like this – once you have it done – you can change the fabric easily when you tire of it for an entire new look.