This is my beloved tuffet.
"Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet."
I made this tuffet about 10 years ago.
Ahnalin was waving her hand in front of my
phone so excuse the blur.
I built it out of junk I begged
for from the guys in the back room
of the furniture store where I used to work.
Part of it is a miniature mattress sample,
wrapped in foam and batting,
stapled to a piece of plywood.
The bun feet were from an old dresser or something.
This is NOT a beautifully built piece of
I had been putting off recovering it because
I loved the linen toile I had used originally.
But the stains on it were getting ugly and
gross and it was definitely time to be freshened up.
I had purchased this colorful floral linen print
from Schumacher when I was pregnant with India.
I have this problem with fabric.
You see, I fall in love with a certain fabric,
and then I hold on to it forever,
afraid that if I cut into it,
I will be disappointed if it doesn't turn out perfectly.
I decided to get over myself and use it!
So, I grabbed my handy dandy staple gun
and went to town!
I measured the tuffet and
realized I could just wrap the fabric around it.
So I cut off the amount I needed and got going.
There was almost no sewing involved in this project.
I folded the fabric around the rounded corners
and stapled it in place.
I cut the fabric around where the bun feet needed
to be able to screw back in.
Yes, my staples are not perfectly placed.
But I had to remind myself that most people would
not turn over my tuffet to inspect my staples.
In my usual quest for perfection,
I can procrastinate instead of just plowing forward.
I decided this did not need to be perfect.
I got out some leftover piping
and stapled it to the bottom edge
to make it look more finished.
I curved round the corner and stapled it in place.
When I make pillows or slipcovers,
I sew the piping to be continuous,
but decided to just staple the
end piece over the starting piece.
I am not super strong in my hands,
so sometimes the staples don't go all the way in.
So, I just use my tack hammer to hammer them down.
I screwed the bun feet back on,
and yes, that is the selvage stapled down.
After putting off this little project for years,
I got it done in about an hour,
start to finish!
I also made new throw pillow covers to match.
That will be the next post!