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CLASS: Not Your Grandmother’s Footstool

Some may see it as a Turban Footstool, others may conjure up visions of Little Miss Muffet’s Tuffet – whatever it is to you, you have to admit is a fabulously charming. In this two-part class you will learn to foundation piece wedges of fabric together to be made into the upholstery for a footstool. You can use scraps or coordinate your fabrics to give your footstool a particular personality. This project is best suited for a confident beginner or intermediate sewer. A kit for the base and foam will be available for purchase and instruction will be given on putting your stool together once the cover is sewn.

Not your Grandmother’s Footstool Class Details

DURATION:  This is a 2 day class.
CLASS FEE:  $45
KIT FEE:  $30 – A kit for the wood base, foam, tufting cord and drafted pattern will be available for purchase from the teacher at the first class for $30. Feet may be purchased for $20/set of four, various styles and colors available.

Supplies List

  • 1.5 yard muslin for the foundation
  • 60 strips of fabric 2 inches wide and 22 inches long.  These can be coordinated or mixed and matched.  It is ok to repeat fabrics.
  • Marking tool (pen or pencil)
  • Straight edge for drawing straight lines – a cutting ruler works well for this
  • Thread to blend with fabric
  • Bobbin loaded with thread
  • Fabric scissors
  • Basic sewing supplies:  pins, seam ripper, etc.
  • Sewing machine with attachments, cords, etc.
  • 1/2 yard coordinating color felt
  • One twin size extra-loft polyester batting
  • One 2” or larger decorative button, may be fabric-covered (preferably with shank)
  • One 1” flat plain button, two or four holes