I’m so excited to finally show you my DIY Shaggy Tuffet project that you can make in a day! In yesterday’s post, you learned four tips to sew faux fur, so you can get started pronto on this gorgeous tuffet.
The project begins with the FAIRFIELD Foamology™ Soft Support Foam Tuffet Kit. The kit includes one 18″ round x 6″ thick foam cylinder, one 18″ circle of ½” plywood, one 36″ x 36″ piece of Cushion Wrap, along with patterns and instructions. But here’s the thing – I didn’t want to make a tuffet with fabric strips. I wanted a shaggy tuffet to match the Arabian Nights décor in my living room, with red velvet on top and faux fur all around!
I want to use the tuffet as a side table and extra seating for kids (whenever we’re finally able to have friends over). Since the Fairfield Foamology Soft Support Foam Tuffet Kit includes high-density foam that is made with bio-based materials, it’s an excellent supportive foam for seating, while also being environmentally friendly.
- ⅔ yard of velvet
- 2 packages of Fabric Creations Mink Faux Fur Fabric
- a strong sewing machine needle like the Klassé Denim needle
- upholstery thread, GÜTERMANN Upholstery Thread
Making the shabby tuffet
1- Trace the round plywood on the back of velvet and add a ½” seam allowance.
2- Cut the velvet on the seam allowance line.
3- Sew the two Fabric Creations Mink Faux Fur pieces together using 4 essential tips for sewing faux fur.
4- Measure the circumference of the tuffet, add a seam allowance, and cut the faux fur strip to the correct length. I opted to stitch a zigzag seam on the edge of my faux fur, which means I simply had to add ½” seam allowance to the 56¾” measurement I took.
5- Stitch the faux fur strip together at the short ends to make a tube.
6- Fold both the faux fur tube and the velvet into quarters and mark the fold lines.
7- Align the faux fur tube to the velvet, right sides together, using the marks you created in Step 6. Use Wonder Clips to hold in place.
8- I first used a hand basting stitch at ½” to ensure the fit was right. After testing, I stitched the circle with a zigzag stitch.
And this is how I got my shabby cover ready for my tuffet!
See how easy it is to make my DIY Shaggy Tuffet project using the FAIRFIELD Foamology Soft Support Foam Tuffet Kit? Be sure to come back tomorrow, as I’ll show you how to finish your tuffet, using some tools you may not be used to using. Hint: They’re not located in your sewing room!
This is part 3 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 2: 4 essential tips for sewing faux fur
Go to part 4: Finishing the DIY Shaggy Tuffet