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Tuffet Making



The kit fee is $115 plus tax, payable to the instructor at the first class.

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Pattern “Pieced 18-inch Tuffet” from TuffetSource

Fabric for tuffet top:

                64 strips cut 2” by 21” OR

                One jelly roll/strip roll of at least 32 strips cut in half (to yield 64 strips at 2 ½ x 21”) OR

8 fat quarters cut into 2” x 21” strips

                No need to trim strips; one or two extra in case of mistakes is a good idea

  • 1 ¼ yards muslin
  • 6” square fabric (to cover button)
  • 1 fat quarter (for the bottom of tuffet, needed at second class)
  • 1 piece of 18” x 18” fusible fleece or batting for the bottom of the tuffet (needed at second class)
  • Straight pins
  • Rotary cutter with a sharp blade
  • Cutting mat
  • 12” Add a Quarter ruler
  • glue basting pen OR Mary Ellen’s Best Press
  • Piecing thread
  • Quilting needles size 90/14 (best) or 75/11
  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Zigzag or open toe presser foot
  • Zipper foot (will need for homework)
  • Typical sewing supplies: Seam ripper, scissors, etc.

Pre-class work: Please fuse the printed interfacing to the muslin as described in the pattern, and roughly cut the fused panels out.

The kit fee is $115 plus tax, payable to the instructor at the first class (some feet choices may be discounted).

Kit (purchased from the instructor) includes:

  • Cut, drilled, and sanded plywood base
  • Furniture grade upholstery foam, beveled
  • Tee nuts
  • Upholstery batting
  • Button form
  • Cording
  • Four solid wood tuffet feet with hanger bolts

The instructor will also provide:

  • Upholstery-grade staple gun and staples
  • Safety equipment
  • Adhesives
  • 12” upholstery needles
  • Various other tools as needed
  • Upholstery thread and needles


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: All
Requirements: Tuffet Kit costs $115, pattern costs $28
Instructor: Cheryl Schenck
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.