Suede Stool Cover
Photography: Gentl & Hyers
Source: Blueprint, 2006
Create custom seating from simple off-the-rack supplies. Unfinished stools were painted glossy black, then covered with foam disks and fabric circles.
Tools and Materials
2/3 yard of fabric per cover (you can get 2 covers if you are using 45-inch-wide fabric)
1-inch-thick foam rubber
2/3 yard of polyester batting
2 yards of matching 1/4-inch cord
Stool Cover How-To
1. Using a ballpoint pen, trace the top of the stool (these dimensions are for a 13-inch-diameter stool) onto the foam rubber; cut out with utility knife.
2. From the batting, which will soften the edges of the foam, cut a 17-inch circle. Cut a 20-inch circle of fabric, and punch holes about every inch along the circumference, about 1/2 inch in from the edge.
3. Lace the cord through the holes. Place the foam and then the batting on the stool, and cover with the fabric; cinch and tie the cord.