Had to go back to the old styling to get the pattern dimensions back! Ugghh.

Why all my footstool designs have lower borders

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Footstool ConstructionDo I hook the area at the outside edge of the footstool pattern or is that where it turns under? I’ve been asked that question more than once so here is an in-depth answer.

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Finishing the Upholstery

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Footstool ConstructionThis post does not have all its images in place yet. I need to shoot the rest of the video before I can get these images. I will place the images (and videos) into the posts as soon as they are available. Stapling the […]

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Sew the side seams

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Footstool ConstructionThis method of sewing the seams is the easiest ever! I will always be grateful to Kim Nixon for showing me this technique years ago. It made me fearless about sewing seams for any three dimensional hooking such as footstools, purses or dolls. To […]

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Prepare the pattern for finishing

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Footstool ConstructionIf you haven’t built the footstool yet, get it built and attach the foam BEFORE you cut the edge off your hooking. Test fit your hooking to your stool. There are so many variables that could throw the fit off. If you need to […]

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Adding the Foam

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Footstool ConstructionYou gathered the materials, ordered the feet, stained them and built to box. Now you need to add the foam. I used the green high density foam because I think my older footstools have gone a bit flat. I’m hoping the higher quality foam […]

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Build the Box

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

Steps to build the box for your own rug hooked footstool. These instructions are designed to work perfectly with the patterns offered on my website.

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Rug Hooked Footstool – Some tips for staining the wooden feet

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction I am posting this so the posts will be in order. The videos are not complete yet but here are the written instructions and some photos. I stained my feet with Minwax Polyshades. It is a stain and Polyurethane in one step. I […]

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Footstool Constuction Material List

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Footstool Construction

Construction material list for building your own footstool. A rug hooked footstool can be the jewel in any room. Making one is simpler than you may think. Finish it off yourself using the instructions or take it to an upholster. This material list will get you started

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