How to Make a Simple Window Seat Cushion – from Reclaimed Denim Jeans!

finished window seat cushion no sew pillows denim jeans reused

A few weeks ago we shared our tutorial of how we made a built-in window seat from two Ikea nightstands.  It turned out so well! Our daughter is often found here curled up with a book in her little nook.

The part of the window seat we didn’t cover in the window seat tutorial was how we made the seat cushion.  If you choose to make your cushion cover out of one large piece of fabric – this can be done entirely no sew!  That’s how we made the cushion the first time and it held up great for years.

This time around we are decorating for a teen girl.  We have a teenage daughter!!! Cue the heart palpitations and pride.  She is such a great girl.  She is kind, funny, loyal and smart.  It is such a pleasure to redecorate her room to suit her personality.

We started first with a colour scheme: soft violet, grey and dark blue denim.  (You can see our mood board and ideas on our Teen Girl Bedroom Pinterest Board.)  She’s a no-fuss blue jeans kind of girl and adding denim elements to her room is fitting.  Also, after making a denim quilt out of old jeans for our front porch, I knew that we could make something really cool for very little cash.

Here’s how I made it…