Advanced | 1 hour
Taught by Amanda Brown
If you are looking for a project to sink your teeth (and tush) into, this is the one. Amanda of Spruce Upholstery shows you how to make customized stool cushions from scratch using basic wood-working and upholstery techniques. These aren’t just any seats, however—they are cushions in the shape of letters, so you can create a batch to spell out initials, a name, or a favorite word. Amanda begins by cutting the letter shape out of plywood with a jigsaw and then she cuts out the upholstery fabrics, demonstrating how to sew them together to create a box-top cushion. Once the fabric is sewn and the foam is in place, she pulls the fabric taught and staples the fabric securely to the wooden base. The finished seat cushion can be attached to an existing stool base, or simply hung on the wall to create a sweet three-dimensional decoration with a hit of retro flair.

Chapters
Introduction
00:57
Materials
02:23
Create Letter Stool
08:40
09:30
17:48
17:36
11:03
Finish
06:29
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • 15” square piece of ½”-thick plywood
  • 15” square piece of ¾”-thick plywood
  • 2”-thick high-density foam
  • Dacron polyester batting
  • Spray adhesive
  • 1 yard of upholstery fabric for top of stool
  • 1 yard of contrasting upholstery fabric for bottom of stool
  • Screws
  • 1 yard of dust cover fabric
  • Stool base (optional)
Tools:
  • Safety goggles
  • Electric carving knife
  • Jigsaw
  • Electric sander
  • Measuring tape
  • Square ruler
  • Yardstick
  • Flexible ruler
  • Regulator
  • Yellow chalk
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Staple remover
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Clamps
  • Electric drill
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
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