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Make a no sew ottoman
Pick your fabric and legs and make an ottoman in just under 2 hours!

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  • How to make a stool. No Sew Ottoman - Step 1
    Step 1

    Embroidered Indian table cloth
    Furniture feet and Attachment plates
    Fairfield Tuffet Kit
    Straight pins
    E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    Americana Decor Outdoor Living Paint
    Staple gun, ruler and pencil

  • How to make a stool. No Sew Ottoman - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. 2. & 3. Trace the wood tuffet base on paper, cut out and fold in quarters
    4. 5. & 6. Mark the quarter lines on the wood base with the pattern, measure the width of the tuffet feet and mark their placement on the drawn quartered lines
    7. Drill holes where you marked making sure the hole is the same size of the furniture leg screws
    8. 9. & 10. Unfold the batting, place the foam in the center and glue the base on top of the foam with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    10. & 11. Pull the batting over the foam and evenly staple it around the tuffet working from opposite side to opposite side to make sure that it's even all the way around
    12. Trim off the excess batting
    13. Flip the tuffet and pin the fabric around it so that it's stable
    14. Staple the four fabric corners just over the edge of the batting
    15. Pull the fabric (in between the stapled corners) over the batting and staple them in place

  • How to make a stool. No Sew Ottoman - Step 3
    Step 3

    16. & 17. Staple the excess fabric evenly on to the wood base and trim off all of the excess
    Optional: Cover the base of the undersides of the tuffet
    18. Use the wood base paper pattern to cut out fabric for the underside
    19. 20. & 21. Fold the pattern in quarters, cut off 1" from the edge then trace it on poster board and cut out
    22. & 23. Pin the smaller poster board circle to the fabric and press around the edges
    24. Glue the ironed fabric to the underside of the tuffet with more E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    25. Paint the feet with a color of Americana Decor Outdoor Living that matches your fabric. I chose Sunset
    26. Cut a tiny hole in the underside fabric over each hole that you drilled in the base
    27. Stick a paint brush handle through the attachment plate and the hole to align them perfectly
    28. & 29. Screw on the attachment plates for the feet and then screw in the legs
    30. Add trim around the base with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and pin in place until it dries

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