Upholstery Tutorials how to make a tufted stool cover

Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Shantelle

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DIY: How to Make a Tufted Stool Cover (No Sew) EZ!

How to Make a Tufted Stool Cover (No Sew)

Note: For a sewn stool cover visit [Tutorial: How to Sew a Stool Cover EZ]

Materials for Tufted Stool Cover:

Fabric

Upholstery Needle

Tufting Twine

Cover Buttons Kit 5\8 (I prefer the Dritz cover buttons with the teeth)

Staple Gun and Staples

Scissors

Plywood cut to 16in. x 14in.

Drill

Marker

Ruler

Foam

Adhesive Spray

Batting

Directions for Tufted Stool Cover:

1. Using a marker, draw a square and diagonal lines from each corner on the plywood. Note: The points are where the buttons will be located.

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2. Drill holes through all four points and the middle point.

3. Spray adhesive spray on the foam and attach it to the plywood.

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6. Cover the buttons with fabric. Visit [Tutorial: How to Cover Buttons with Fabric EZ]

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7. Place fabric over batting.

8. Cut about 10 inches of tufting twine and pull it through the hole of the upholstery needle.

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9. Starting with the middle hole, pull the needle through the plywood and fabric, leaving the twine in the hole.

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10. Slide the needle through the covered button until the twine is pulled through the button and tie a knot to secure.
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11. Cut the excess twine.

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12. Pull the twine tightly from the bottom of the plywood and staple to secure.

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13. Continue with the rest of the cover buttons. Note: Creases will naturally form.

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14. Pull the fabric to smooth it out and staple the fabric to the plywood. Cut the excess fabric.

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Now the tufted stool cover should look like this….

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Visit [Tutorial: How to Make Counter Stools EZ] for the complete look.

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