I plan on building a banquette in my basement to hide some plumbing from when I put in a bathroom recently. It's going to have a seat and back cushion and the back fairly high. The back cushions I'm going to make like a padded headboard. I just don't want to sew seat cushions because of scooting in and out they will move around. Any ideas on how to do the seat cushions and please don't say to use Velcro!
Hi tkh, you mentioned seat cushion(s), plural. You didn't mention, however, the width(s) or shape of your banquette.
If it's one long banquette, I would think constructing only 1 single, long seat cushion (per side of the banquette), using 1 piece of solid foam, would make it unlikely to shift.
BTW, when I said "per side", I was assuming you're making an L-shaped banquette with 2 sides.
Hope that's helpful, JMHO.
P.S. If you find foam too hard or uncomfortable, you can always wrap the single piece with batting sheets before sewing.
One more thought, tkh. I've also seen banquettes that have a frame built around the sides to help retain the seat cushion.
The frame idea came to my mind also. The sides should be high enough to keep the cushions in place yet low enough so legs aren't chaffed when seated. Rounding the top edges of this seat frame would be ideal also.
An example found here:
Optionally, a half wall or built in cabinetry can flank the sides locking the cushions in place.
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