I’ve always had a love for upcycling and there’s nothing more I enjoy than doing up an old piece of furniture. Many years ago I did a furniture restoration course but sadly due to work commitments I have very little time nowadays to do these hobbies.
We have an old stool that we use for our exhibitions which you will find us perching on at the end of the day and I decided it needed some TLC
I wanted to give it a creative finish and somehow incorporate ribbons, so I dusted down the sewing machine and got to work…
I decided to cover the seat pad and back support using an old linen tea towel as a base and remnants of ribbon
Firstly I unscrewed the seat pad (making sure that I didn’t lose any of the screws)
I cut the tea towel in a slightly larger template. I then arranged my ribbon remnants on top of it
When I found a design that I liked, I took a photo of it (unless you pin the ribbons in place they will probably move whilst you are using the sewing machine)
One by one I then stitched the ribbons on to the tea towel with my sewing machine, trying to keep my lines straight.
I then unscrewed the back support and cut my tea towel into a slightly larger template
This time to make it a bit more quirky I decided to use an alternative colour of ribbon.
I then stitched this on with the sewing machine
To help with the covering process, I used double sided tape to keep the fabric in place
Finally I screwed the pads back in place…and voila I have a creative ribbon stool.
At the end of a long day on our feet, we can now perch on an elegant stool which reflects our brand and creativity.
If you have used ribbon in any similar projects we would love to hear from you…