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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

No Sew Upholstery Vanity Pouf!

No Sew Upholstery Vanity Pouf!
Turn a padded cushion stool from dated floral print...
 To bright geometric triangles!
 Without using a single stitch of the sewing machine!
 First I cut off all the dated ivory and plum floral fabric.
It's just a padded 4 legged stool with a flowy skirt!
Save the button for later!
You can DIY this with a bar stool type chair, some padding, a drill and a button!
I used 2 yards of gorgeous fabric from Riley Blake.
(They sent me 2 yards of 2 beautiful patterns to play with!)
 I also used hot glue/gun
5/8" staples and staple gun
Iron...I could hear my mom saying "the press makes the dress"
Needle and embroidery floss
2 hours
 I set the stool upside down on the fabric and cut a generous square...
rounded out into a circle about 8 inches bigger on all side.
Fold the material under twice...to keep it from fraying.
Then staple the fabric around the stool.
 Next, I cut the remaining fabric in half for the skirting.
I used a bead of hot glue on all the edges instead of hemming it.
Then start by tacking the 2 ends of the skirting to the base of the stool.
Tack in the middle so the slack is even.
 Then cut the slack in half and tack it into the bench in the half way between the last 2 tacks.
Repeat until the entire skirting is gathered.
Repeat with the second piece, overlapping the ends slightly over the first piece.
Finish it off by tacking around the entire stool as close to the edge as possible.
This will even out the ruffle and make sure it hangs perfectly!
Now cut a small circle about a half inch bigger than the button.
Use hot glue to secure it while gathering it tightly.
It will look great once it's sewn on.
  Use a large darning needle and some embroidery floss to go through the center of the stool.
(if you are just using a bar stool...just drill a hole into the center first)
Then thread on the button, thread it back through the hole.
Tie it, then lay the threads down...staple them a few times and
add some hot glue for good measure!
 Now it's the perfect little vanity pouf fit for a princess!
Picture this next time you see an abandoned bar stool!
I'm sure there is someone in your life that would just love one too!

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