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Topic: How to make a round, tufted ottoman on casters?  (Read 2756 times)
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« on: April 30, 2006 11:32:47 AM »

Here's a sample of what I want to make (roughly):

Except...I want to lose the fringe and add casters.  I need it to be very durable since my 6 year old will sit on it a lot.  I have a general idea of how to make it (cut layered plywood into a circle...add foam...add casters to the bottom, etc.)...however, I'd like to find specific directions (especially about how to make the tufts through something this thick).

If anyone knows of any directions posted on the net, I would appreciate it!  I know Debbie Travis did a show on this once, but now I can't find anything about it!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 04:38:54 PM »

Maybe check out an upholstery book next time you are at the fabric store or the book store.
It doesn't look too hard.  Good luck!   Smiley

This site kind of talks about it and shows pics - I would think that you could just make them "deeper" than in the picture.  http://www.nwrenovation.com/21futonchairmattress.html

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 01:13:44 PM »

Here is a post of a footstool I just tufted:


You will need a long button needle, tufting twine, and buttons covered in your fabric.  You thread the button onto the needle with a long piece of twine, push it through and then tie it tightly around a ball of cotton on the underside.  You will need some sort of foundation under the foam to support the tufting.  I use burlap, but you can use synthetics too.  Ask around at upholstery shops in your area, they may sell you these supplies.

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