Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Tuffet

My DD and I have been wanting to make The Tuffet for a couple of years.  We bought the pattern at the Sewing Expo in Puyullup then.  The pattern is by Myra Mitchell.  I believe her quilt shop in in Bellevue, Washington.  I can't see that she has a website (?) but if you search for tuffett and Mitchell you will see some other people's projects.

This project definitely takes some DIY skills and a DIY husband is a plus.  My husband made the bun feet - you can buy the feet, too, if you want.

You can see that it takes quite a bit of materials.  We bought the upholstery batting from a local upholstery shop for a reasonable price.  It is thicker, and you really need it.

Here is the pattern you trace off and use 8 times to go around the tuffett.

We chose to use one piece of fabric to cover two sections of the pattern.  The original makes quite a scrappy look, as you can see from the pattern.  It turned out fantastic, and we were both quite pleased with our tuffetts.  My daughter's doesn't have her bun feet attached yet and I don't have a picture, but hers is yellow and gray fabric, and is very cute.

I used the Parson Grey fabric line for mine (Amy Butlers husbands fabric line).  Here are photos of the completed tuffett.