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Economic Materials to Help You Create the Best Custom CushionsWritten by: Foam Factory, Inc.

Summary: Learn how to create quality cushions with good back support for a fraction of the cost.

Making your own cushions for whatever purpose has many advantages. Firstly, you can create the best cushion possible for the situation at hand. On top of that, DIY cushions are easy, inexpensive and fun to make. Here are just a few cheap yet durable cushion materials worth buying in bulk.

Vinyl Covering

While a handmade cushion can be clad with any material, polyvinyl (PVC) fabric is one of the best due to its toughness and water resistance. It can be used for everything from outdoor patio cushions to dog beds in Canada depending on your desired performance requirements.

Foam Filling

Naturally, the core of any good cushion is the foam inside. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find good foam in Canada that will make any cushion perform exactly as you desire. Standard polyurethane foam comes in a range of densities and can be up to 8 or more inches thick.


The final piece of the puzzle is welting, otherwise known as cording or piping. Welting cores can be plastic, rubber or even hemp depending on what you want. Having plenty of it on hand will make cushion creation a lot easier as you’re tinkering with various formulas.

Experimentation Is the Key

Nobody makes perfect custom cushions on their first try. That’s why it’s so important to have a lot of hardware on hand to make mistakes with. Keeping a lot of the aforementioned material around will save you time and money in the long run