Wednesday, September 18, 2013
New Foam Tuffet...
Happy hump day. Robin & I want to show you this new product we received. These foam tuffets are perfect next to a bed or chair or as a foot rest. There are so many ways you can go with it. From juvenile, to retro, to funky and so much in between. Really, your imagination is the only thing that will limit you. Have fun and please, if you make one, tag us so we can see it.
2 yards of fabric, pictured here ML247495
1/4 yard of solid fabric of your choice for piping
3 1/3 yards of cotton cording (enough to go around tuffet twice) or use pre made piping, trim, or fringe
1 piece of batting, size of top of tuffet (optional)
1 foam tuffet (18" diameter/15" tall)
1 quick pleater. I used the 2 inch pleater
Cut top piece 19" diameter circle. (to allow for seam allowance)
Cut 4" band circumference of the tuffet.
Cut 3 widths of fabric at 15" long each.
The piping was made with 1/4" cotton cording & a solid fabric. (you could also use a pre-made piping or use a fringe)
Make sure there is enough to go around the tuffet twice.
Stitch piping to the circle top piece.
Attach 4" band to piped top piece.
Attach 2nd piece of piping to the bottom of the band. Set aside.
Now, sew the 3 large pieces together to make a loop. (In this case the 3 pieces equalled 3 times the circumference)
Get out your quick pleater & start pleating. I like to pin the pleats in place.
We decided to go with a box pleat, but a knife pleat would also work well.
Hem the bottom. I used the Sealah double sided tape to make is super quick & easy.
Iron the pleats down.
Attach pleated skirt to bottom of band.
Place the batting on top of the tuffet. This is optional, but it will give it a softer look.
Put your slip cover on your tuffet.
Now you have this perfect foot stool or side table that coordinates perfectly with your space.
Here is our finished product...
There are so many fabrics that would work well with this project. Here are a few others we suggest...
ML247510 is one of my favorite fabrics. You can't go wrong with this beautiful embroidered indigo.
A Shaby Chic linen would be great as well.
I love this Moroccan Ikat print. The colors are great. I can see this in a tweens room.
Also take a look at the pouf that Lisa Tilse made with the fabric she designed for Robert Kaufman. We should have this fabric in next week. It is really a bold pop of fun.