I shared how wrong I was on Facebook, apparently the place I like to occasionally share behind the scenes photos. Needless to say, I washed the stuffing three times and dried it in the baking Hawai’i sun until it was fit enough to sit on. Worst DIY idea I’ve had!
The following tutorial is not the proper way to make a cushion, although it is an extremely easy way that worked for me without the use of special tools or skills.
Using canvas drop cloth leftover from my yet-deferred sofa slipcover project, sewing thread, and repurposed stuffing, it cost me $0 in new purchases to make this cushion for my daughter’s bench.
I made three tufts, without measuring or marking. They are not perfectly aligned or spaced, but I achieved the look I wanted: simple, handmade, loosely tufted. :) I played with the cushion as a back support and as a seat cushion, with "bare" as my tester. =D
It didn't turn out too bad for a quick 10 minute project and it was pretty easy to do, too!