Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions (2024)

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions.It’s easier than you think to recover your camper cushions – or any cushions! Follow this tutorial and it will be a piece of cake!

Incredibly easy sew camper cushions with no zipper and removable for washing.

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Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

I can’t tell you how excited I am by these camper cushions! I had an idea in my head, I couldn’t find anyone who had done them the same way, and I knew they would be great!

I wanted to sew our cushions, I wanted them to be removable so they could be cleaned, and I didn’t want a zipper.

The end result was exactly what I wanted!

Do you need New foam?

Our cushions were in pretty good shape, minus the musty smell. However, we’ve seen plenty of campers where animals got to the cushions and they were not salvageable. Yuck!

You can actually find camper cushion foam on Amazon. There are a lot of upholstery foam or camper cushions available on Amazon

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions Fabric

We didn’t know know exactly what we were doing when we bought our fabric, but I think we got something like 3 yards of the pattern and a yard and a half or so of the plain. (Roughly… it’s been so long now and we ended up taking whatever was left on the roll.)

As I mentioned before, our camper had a smell… We worked to get the smell out and covered the cushions in painters plastic to protect them further.

Also Read: Pop Up Camper – Getting the Smell Out

We didn’t have a hard and fast rule for measuring the fabric. The width of the cushions was almost perfect for the width of the fabric, so we just folded it around the cushion and eyeballed a good amount for overlap to make the pocket that the cushion fits into.

So, how do you do it…

Start with your fabric under the cushion. Fold the first end of the fabric up and over about 1/3 of the cushion. Then, fold the other end of the fabric up and over, stopping just shy of the top of the cushion. This overlap will give you your pocket but also keep the foam hidden.

Important: Watch your hems and make sure the shorter fold is on the inside because you want it to end up on the outside once it’s all said and done.

After a quick hem at either end, pin the flap in place and sew down one side. Then, fit the foam inside and measure for the hem down the other side.

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions Corners

The corners are my favorite part! I didn’t know exactly how they would work out, but I was so sure that once we sewed down the sides, we could just sew across the corner and cut the excess.

With the cushion fittedinto the cover (and the cover inside out), the corners naturally stick out and I used tape to mark where to sew. We double checked that it would be even by measuring each side of the seam and sewing across at the point that was the thickness of the cushion.

It worked beautifully!

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions Secured

We toyed with the idea of adding buttons to the back cushions, and maybe someday we will, but for the sake of time, we ended up stapling at the fold because the back had a wooden insert and it kept it together nicely and can be easily removed.

With the bottom cushions, I may just use safety pins temporarily, but you could definitely add Velcro for a more finished look.

Update: it’s three years later and we still haven’t pinned, buttoned, or velcro’d our lower cushions. The fabric is not as tight as the upper cushions but we have had no problems.

Also read:Camper Must Haves – Investments that will pay off big time!

We just finished these recently and just in time for our first trip last weekend, so I was just happy to have them done!

I love them!

So cute! I wish I had a picture of the before because the old covers were 90’s splashes of paint pattern and so dirty you didn’t even know the colors.

Also read:Pop Up Camper Replacement Parts

I love this pattern and can’t wait to use the leftover for a valance and curtain tie-backs. That’s definitely next on the list!

Have you seen our other camper posts?

  • Pop Up Camper Remodel: An introduction to my new baby!
  • Pop Up Camper Remodel: Getting the Smell Out
  • Pop up Camper Remodel: Painting and Flooring
  • Pop up Camper Remodel: Painting and Flooring
  • Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions
  • Pop Up Camper Remodel: Progress to date and a new season!
  • Pop Up Camper Replacement Parts
  • Fun Pop Up Camper Products
  • Camper Spare Tire Covers
  • Camper Must Haves – Investments that will pay off big time!
  • Pop Up Camper Must Haves – our favorites for our pop up camper
  • Pop Up Camper Sleeping and sleeping two kids in one bunk
  • 1999 Viking Pop Up Camper Before and After!

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