Don't you love words like "tuffet"? A word like that makes a word like "stool" sound so boring. I'd much rather call my little stool a tuffet. Anyway. This is such a simple & quick project. No sewing is involved! Since you're so smart, I'm sure you don't need a tutorial for this, but I felt like snapping pictures the other day, so here you are anyway. Here's How to Cover an Ugly (or Wooden) Stool Tuffet:
1. Find an ugly stool in a thrift shop or lying about the house or buy a pretty wooden stool at an unfinished furniture store.
2. Paint the legs and bottom (I used spray paint). Be messy. You're going to cover the top anyway. 2-1/2. Let the paint dry (I know you know that).
- a staple gun (or hot glue gun)
- batting (optional)
- rotary cutter or scissors
4. Lay the batting on the stool, then the fabric.
5. Strategically place pins into the fabric & batting to make them hold still, wrinkle free.
7. Fold and staple (or hot glue) the fabric over the batting, cutting as needing, folding around the fat little legs. No need to be a perfectionist. Who would turn your stool over just to see if you folded perfectly? I promise I won't.
8. Then? Well, then sit on your tuffet! Like Little Miss Muffet, eating her curds and whey. Or (yawn) use it as a lift for your sewing pressure foot because you requested a kitchen-height counter in your craft room and didn't think that through very well.