Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions. Incredibly easy sew camper cushions with no zipper and removable for washing.

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

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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!

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 hard 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.

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

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.

Start with the end of the fabric just below the top of the cushion and fold the other end to overlap over the top 1/3 of cushion.

Important: Watch your hems and make sure the shorter fold is on the inside because you want it to end of 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

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 fitted into 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

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 two 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.

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

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!

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

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.

Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

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!

If you’ve missed the rest of the story about our little 1999 Viking Pop Up, check it out below:
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

Do you camp? I’m into all things camping and campers, so I want to hear about it!

How Cute are These!?!

10 thoughts on “Pop Up Camper Remodel: New Cushions

  1. JIm

    Thanks so much for the no zip cushion covers info.
    I have new foam I need to cover for a mini trailer I built and don’t want to spend hundreds of $ to have covers made.

    1. exploringdomesticity@gmail.com Post author

      Absolutely, Jim! I hear ya – I didn’t want to spend a ton or trust my limited skills with a zipper. These worked out so perfectly, I was thrilled!

      I hope your camper is going well – I love seeing other remodels/builds and can’t wait to do another!

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  5. Lori Allen

    I love the cushions! I also love your turquoise table in the last picture. May I ask what you used to paint it? Thank you!

    1. Kristin, Exploring Domesticity Post author

      Thank you Lori!

      The counter tops are actually original to the camper. They looked really dated with the old finishes. We didn’t really know how to go about painting them, so we thought we’d just embrace it and see how it turned out. The white paint and fabric made it look great.

      When we were thinking bout painting them I pinned a lot of posts that recommended Rustoleum products like this kit, this paint, or even these cans of spray paint.

      All the colors I could find were pretty neutral, but I think you could paint almost any color and find a good sealer.

      Let me know what you decide to go with and share how it goes!


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