How to Make Cockpit Cushions - Box Cushions Video

Item #: 200618

In this video we will walk you through the steps required to make your very own cockpit cushions for your boat. This type of a cushion is called a box cushion which is the most popular type of cushion made worldwide, it's used in multiple applications from homes, RVs and boats and indoor outdoor living spaces. After watching this video you'll be prepared to spruce up your boat's cockpit or other living area with a brand new set of cushions.

How to Make Cockpit Cushions - Box Cushions Chapters:

  • Patterning -- 0:28 min
  • Calculating Fabric Required -- 1:56 min
  • Cutting Plates -- 3:46 min
  • Sewing Piping -- 5:32 min
  • Cutting Boxing -- 8:57 min
  • Creating Zipper Plaque -- 11:56 min
  • Sewing Boxing -- 15:51 min
  • Sewing Bottom Plate -- 20:09 min
  • Cutting Foam -- 23:36 min
  • Materials List -- 27:59

Materials List
  • Marine Exterior Fabric from Sailrite (we used Sunbrella Marine Grade fabric)
  • Dura Skrim Patterning Material – Item #103134
  • Cushion Underlining White (or other colors) – Item #768
  • Deluxe Vinyl Embossed Welting/Piping – Item #103291
  • Thread V-69 or V-92 Polyester 
  • YKK Zipper #5 Vislon Continuous White – Item #28218
  • YKK Slider #5 Vislon White Plastic Single Pull – Item #103178
  • Foam Dry Fast Open Cell from Sailrite

Tools
  • Sewing Machine
  • Marker, Yard Stick, Tape Measure, Calculator, Scissors, Pencil
  • Sailrite Edge Hotknife Package – Item #103800
  • Deluxe 5 ½” Magnetic Sewing Guide – Item #103597
  • Acu-Cutter 350 Foam Cutter – Item # 100157 or Electric Kitchen Knife

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