My husband is getting into bow hunting with his new crossbow & he asked me if I could make him a rugged but super comfy cushion for sitting on up in the tree stand. He said that these hunting seats can cost up to $80-$100 & if I could get the materials to make him a nice seat for less that I should try….
So I did… And I started by searching for affordable supplies.
I found this awesome outdoor 600 denier waterproof canvas fabric printed with a wooded camouflage pattern for $8.99/yard (I only needed 1 yard) & a 4” thick foam cushion precut to 18” x 18” square for $22.99 – of course I got it all on Amazon. I also knew I needed heavy duty sewing machine needles, but I hit up Walmart for those & dropped another $1.99 for them. I am proud to say that the total cost came to a whopping $34.
Anyway, here it is:
Jon wanted a handle, so I made one out of the extra fabric cuttings. Now he can easily carry the cushion up into the tree stand along with his crossbow & other hunting supplies. I also added an old plastic D-ring that I salvaged as an extra loop to hook onto the seat.
I am very happy with how it turned out & even happier to say that Jon loves it too. We can’t wait for him to try it out this weekend & maybe even bring home some dinner!