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Finished Tuffet

RJR_38

Finished Tuffet
« on: July 28, 2020, 16:26:54 PM »
I bought a kit (minus the fabric) before lock down and have only just finished making it - it was much simpler than I thought. The hardest bit was attaching the button!

I'm already wondering if I should make another and source the materials myself...

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Acorn

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 16:33:28 PM »
That's wonderful - I've always fancied making one.   :thumbsup:
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Puzzler

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 16:35:58 PM »
 :loveit:

maliw

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 16:51:27 PM »
Ooooh nice
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Lilian

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 17:55:41 PM »
That is gorgeous! Does it have feet on the bottom?  :)
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Lachica

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 18:04:49 PM »
Very pretty. When is Miss Muffett visiting? (Garden distanced of course)
Mary
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Efemera

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 18:43:07 PM »
Very nice...

Helen M

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 20:02:36 PM »
That is beautiful!
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Renegade Sewist

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 20:21:22 PM »
I bought a kit (minus the fabric) before lock down and have only just finished making it - it was much simpler than I thought. The hardest bit was attaching the button!

@RJR_38 you'll be wanting these upholstery needles. The two longer 10" and 12" needles are tufting needles. They are very inexpensive.

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RJR_38

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 21:48:06 PM »
@Lilian  Yes it has wooden ‘bun feet’

@Renegade Sewist the kit came with a huge 12 inch tufting needle (lethal looking weapon!). The difficulty for me was there where she said in the instructions ‘there will be a hole in the middle’ and I was all proud of myself for not having a hole... I needed a hole as I was trying to get the giant needle through 10 layers or more of fabric in the middle  :rolleyes: Just about managed it with the aid of pliers and my husband to counteract my pulls or pushes. And I only stabbed myself once in the leg so I was very pleased lol.

Ploshkin

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 21:53:43 PM »
What does the kit consist of if there's no fabric?
You've mentioned a big needle and feet, what else?
Life's too short for ironing.

RJR_38

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 22:03:53 PM »
@Ploshkin

It contained: big piece of upholstery foam Cut into shape, wadding (one big piece to go all over and another piece for the top), the feet and screws, mdf for the base (cut and drilled), the button, several m of cord, felt for the base, needle, American style muslin for the foundation fabric (it is in effect, foundation pieced), the pattern and instructions. So quite a bit really.

As extra you just need the fabric (8 fat quarters) and a staple gun. Glue gun also useful but not essential.

BrendaP

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 22:13:50 PM »
It looks really nice - I especially like that you fussy cut a motif to cover the button.

Getting a button really tight needs quite a bit of brute force!  Did your instructions tell you to thread twine through the button loop, then both ends of the twine into the eye of the lethal weopon (long needle) get it through the whole lot, remove the weopon and then tie two half hitches, using one end of the twine over the other end, pull it really tight and then tie a reef knot (or two) to hold it tight, cut the ends of the twine to about an inch and hide the remaining bit under the button?
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Marniesews

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2020, 02:23:18 AM »
And I only stabbed myself once in the leg so I was very pleased lol.
Oh dear...but (hoping no to sound too hard hearted) it was worth it,  :D

Love the colours, love the fabrics, love the shape.  :loveit:
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Esme866

Re: Finished Tuffet
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2020, 02:41:49 AM »
@RJR_38  oooooooooh so gorgeous! Yours is beautiful!  Now I want one.

@BrendaP Thankyou so much for the button knotting tut. I've pulled several buttons, but never thru that much "stuff".

@Renegade Sewist And thank you for the needle info. I've upholstered many things(My cars seats were first at age 18.) And in all of my furniture classes at uni and numerous furniture training sessions for work AND having toured numerous furniture factories and upholstery shops - I had NO idea 12" needles existed! How did that happen?!?

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