Do you sit on cold, hard bleachers at your child’s sporting events? Are you tired of a sore backside after every game?? I hate being cold and I hate sitting on freezing cold bleachers. Just life as a hockey mom. Until I remembered the warm cushions my father used to take on hunting trips. Anyone remember this roundish, bean-filled, camouflaged things? I didn’t want camo and I coulsvwind those old seats anyway. So I decided I should make my own version of a hunting seat cushion to bring along to hockey games and practices.
So, here’s how I did it. As you can see, I’m not much for exact measurements. Also, feel free to adjust the size of the foam to meet your needs and budget.
Materials: 1 piece upholstery foam 15″x17″X2″ from Joanns (purchased with a coupon, of course!)
2 pieces of fleece in any patter/color about 10 inches wider than the foam (I eyeballed it)
To make life easier, I purchased 1 yard of fleece and estimated all the measuremts and cutting. With the fabric folded in half and raw edges together, lay the foam on top of the fabric approximately 4-5 inches all the way around. Then cut the folded edge.
Leaving the foam in place, cut a 4″ by 4″ section out of each corner.
Now, cut 1″ wide strips all the way around, stopping 1/2″ away from the foam.
Make a sandwich out of the foam and fabric with once piece of fabric on the bottom, foam in the middle and second price of fabric on top, making sure the right sides are facing out.
Finally, double knot the corresponding top and bottom strips all around.
Voila!! A comfy, cozy stadium seat to keep your bottom warm and happy!
If the fabric on your stadium seat gets dirty, it’s easy to untie and throw in the washer.
The entire project cost about $10 and took about 30 minutes, including tying.
**note that fleece is not the best material to use if you anticipate using your stadium seat in wet or snowy weather. For me, it works excellent for the multitude of hockey games and practices each week.