How to upholster a square stool

In my craft room, I have the most un-com-fer-ta-ble stool ever made. I keep hurting myself on the corners. So decided to soften everything up 😉

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

For the One Room Challenge, I’m giving some love (and hard work) to my craft room. You can see recap of the past weeks here

Upholster what? Up-hols-ter!! Yeah, lucky for me, I only have to write it and not pronounce it! You would love my french accent right now!!! 😏

Here what you need to *cover with foam and fabric* this stool :

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

 

  • 100% polyester fabric (I had plenty for 2 stools with 1/2 meter)
  • batting
  • foam
  • staple gun
  • staples

Note that when I opened the bag of batting, it was not really what I though it would be. The lady in the store sold me Polyester fiberfill and told me it would do (Note to myself : never trust the lady in the store, trust your instinct!)

Since I didn’t want to go all the way back, I made with it!! It wasn’t that bad. It was a bit more fluffy!

How to do it :

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

Cut the foam to the exact size of the stool
I double the “wannabe batting” to make it thicker.

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial
Staple it all around
DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

Measure the fabric so it fits when you fold it.

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

Since you’re gonna fold it just like that, it doesn’t matter if it a little bit bigger, you’ll just fold more.

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

I started by the two long sides.

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

Once they were done, I flipped it over to make sure it was straight (the fabric I chose was not the easiest one to cover a square stool. I hat to make sure the lines were parallel to the stool.

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

For the corners, I didn’t do anything fancy, just continued folding. Remember I wanted them soft, no hard corners!

The finished project :

DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

I’m quite happy about it and so is my behind! 😯

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DIY | Stool | square | cover | fabric | dark blue | comfortable | easy | tutorial

 

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