Home Advantage: DIY Stadium Seat Cushions

SSAPP27If you’re the type of person to go cheer for your favorite team whenever you get a chance, you may want to tune in to this DIY project idea. Unless you have box tickets, stadium seats at sporting events are usually hard and uncomfortable. You may want to consider making your own stadium seat cushion, tailored to your needs, so you can have the fun you deserve.

Padding Isn’t Just for Linebackers

When you are making custom outdoor cushions, it’s important to consider a number of factors and how much they matter to you. Your top priority is probably cushioning, so consider any health conditions, joint pain, or other problem areas you want to target. Proper support and padding will help your posture and overall health, so test out a few varieties and combinations of foam to see what feels best. You can also consider placing an inner plastic lining around your foam, or using dryfast foam to prevent mildew.

Taking the Heat (and Cold!)

Temperature is a huge factor choosing cushions, especially upholstery foam in Canada, where multitudes of hockey fans would probably benefit from this next tip. Sew an additional pocket over the top side of your cushion cover so you can slip in a heating pad. This helps keep your body from losing heat to the cold concrete benches. This pocket can also be used year-round with heating pads or ice packs, and because of the simple shape of the cushion, you can sit on it or place it behind your back.

Bio: Carlo Badalamenti is the marketing manager for The Foam Factory, Inc., which offers a wide variety of rubber and foam products for everything from recording studios to DIY projects. Visit their site online at www.thefoamfactory.com/.