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Thread: Making a footstool

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    Super Member redstilettos's Avatar
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    Making a footstool

    Hi all,

    I want to make a footstool using a panel I have that has four placemats. I'd make two blocks of the same size for the top and bottom.

    I plan on filling with bean-bag beads.

    My question is, I realize since it is a cube, and will be used, some stabilizer will need to be either ironed in or sewed on. How stiff do you think I should go? I want it comfy for the foot/ankles, so not too stiff, but I don't want the cube to roll into a ball/circle when used, either.

    Thoughts?

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    Is this a ready-made one from a kit? Do you have a picture of what you want to make?

    You could use the placemats for each side and use a coordinating fabric for the top piece.

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    You could make the footstool using a canvas or stiffer cloth and fill it with the beads, then make the exterior with whatever fabric/place mats you like. The interior cube will help the footstool to hold its shape.

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    Have you watched any how-to videos? I googled "how to make a cube footstool from fabric" and found a few that might give you some helpful hints.

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