The other day I decided that the time was ripe to revisit my Starfruit Cushion Tutorial, and attempt to make a larger Footstool. I cut 9″ squares out of upholstery fabric, and sewed them up with 1/2″ seam allowances (instead of 1/4″). So far, so good.
Next I stuffed the upper section with poly-fill, which took more than half of a large bag, (which was all I had). I threaded the buttons through, while the footstool was still small enough, using dental floss for strength. Then I started feeding this beast with bits of torn, old sheets that were too thin and ripped to reuse, and leftovers from the tee-shirts I had cut up for my rag-rug.
I quickly moved onto old kindergarten tee-shirts, that were too paint-stained, (to pass on to anyone else) and too small for the rag-rug. The footstool swallowed them whole, and still looked hungry. Eventually I ran out of rags too feed it, but it is only half-stuffed. I am thinking that it will take quite some time to finish this beast.
But that’s OK, it may look a bit deflated and squidgy, but Lotta approves.
Have you ever stuffed anything with old clothes and scraps?