Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Little Miss Muffet, making a tuffet

 I wanted to make one of these tuffets when I saw them around on Instagram last year, but once I saw the price decided I was out.  One day on spring break I saw a tuffet kit in the clearance bin at Joann. I realized I had a stackable coupon so I made a rash decision and decided I was back in.
 The pattern in the kit is really not great. The instructions are basic and if you ask me - flat out wrong.  There isn't a whole lot out there on the internet either. (Because there is a company that makes $$$$ on these things.) I pieced together some bits and pieces and after a big struggle in the beginning it came together pretty easily.
 It still wasn't super cheap though. The kit was $32, the feet and hardware were $40, some incidentals were another $5, fabric was from a HUGE pile of jelly roll strips I had just bought on facebook.

So? What changes did I make? I foundation pieced it onto muslin instead of just sewing the strips together for starters. Then I added several inches of length to their pattern because I was scared it wasn't going to be long enough. I didn't staple my cover to the bottom either. I sewed a piece of cording on the cover with a zig zag stitch so I could just tighten the cording on. The large buttons from hobby lobby are cheap and dent as soon as you try to tighten them, do not buy those!  And we screwed the feet into t-bolts.

It's a cute little thing, and turned out way better than the jelly roll rug disaster.

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