View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternAmy Butler footstool Home makes Patchwork & Quilting Give an old footstool a new lease of life with our stylish revamp. Brightly coloured fabrics have been simply pieced together in strips and stapled over the existing fabric for a super quick update. The original project used Amy Butler’s Violette range, but you can use any collection you like in colours to suit the season. This is a gorgeous new home addition you’ll love to rest your feet on after a busy day. If you are removing the original covers when reupholstering, keep the old ones to use as templates, and make sure to measure before taking them apart if they are made of stretch fabric.EssentialsPrinted cotton, 10 printsWhite cottonPadded footstoolLightweight quilt waddingStaple gunDimensions ListCustom sizedCover a footstool1 Measure the dimensions of your footstool in both directions and add twice the height plus 5cm to each measurement to work out the size of patchwork panel you need to create (eg. width + height + height + 5). Repeat for the length. Our footstool was 27cm x 37cm x 9cm high so our panel needed to be a minimum of 50cm x 60cm. Remove the feet of the footstool if possible.2 Divide the short width measurement by five (in our case equalling 10). Cut this many 6cm wide strips of fabric to the length of the larger measurement. Sew the strips right sides together with a 5mm seam allowance to create one striped panel.3 Press and layer onto wadding and plain cotton. Stitch together along the seam lines with a coordinating colour thread. Trim away any excess wadding and cotton before folding under 1cm along each edge and tacking.4 Place the panel over the centre of the footstool and check it is straight. Pin the panel to the existing fabric on the stool before flipping upside down. Bring the edges of the panel up over the sides of the stool and onto the base.5 Staple in place along the long edges first, keeping the fabric taut but not too tight. Mitre the corners of the fabric, tucking the excess material under the fold to neaten the sides. Staple the short edges in place as before. Slip stitch the mitred corners with a matching thread to secure the folds. Paint the feet if desired and allow to dry thoroughly before replacing. Other Popular Makes... Annette Wrap TopGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Stitching a made-to-measure top like this wrap by Amanda Walker will result in a perfectly fitting garment every time, from Eve DressDressesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Adding panels of an interesting fabric like lace gives even the most simply constructed dresses extra oomph. Here, Julia Claridge Fabric Christmas CrackersChristmasDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)'Tis the season to be festive, and what better way to set the mood than with a set of fabric Millie ThrowGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Do you ever look around at accessories and other items, and see potential in them as a garment? Here at Cross-over BagBagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The best weekend is casual and fun, just like the perfect accessory should be. This project is simple to create Victoria MidiSew PlusDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)This simple garment by Amanda Walker truly is a masterpiece. It uses the full width of your fabric for minimal PopularRecent Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Retro Mixtape Cushion Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Roger reindeer Make a festive toy Annette Wrap Top Eve Dress Fabric Christmas Crackers Millie Throw Cross-over Bag Victoria Midi Saskia Top Penny Shirt Isla Dress Bowling Bag Tina Tie Top Shauna Coatigan Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.