Unfortunately some of my photos were deleted so I have to explain it more rather than show you.
Here’s what the bench looked like before we started.
In this post~ it was covered in green and cream ticking stripe fabric~
and the photo was taken with my iphone.
Oy… but at least you can get an idea of what it looked like before tufting.
and knew it was the perfect choice.
Here you can see it laid on the bench while I was testing the lighting
for a few pictures at Christmas.
Here’s what you will need:
drill to create your button tufting holes
Button maker to create your fabric buttons
Upholstery needle (have an extra just in case one gets bent)
strong thread or twine
staple gun and staples
and to then make the buttons using a simple fabric covered button maker you can find
at most sewing shops.
Once I had all of my button tuft holes ready- it was time to start tufting.
Honestly, tufting is not super easy work and not really all that fun either
Using a strong cotton twine or whatever you would like and thread your upholstery needle
Then take it and then push it up through your pre-drilled hole from underneath
and up through the fabric and the top
from the top to bottom this time.
It can be a little tricky to find the hole in the wood while doing this
so be careful not to do it too quickly or too hard or you might bend your needle.
as tight as you can to create the tuft and then staple them to the wood to hold.
We also used a hammer to secure the staples extra tight.
repeat again and again and…
if you are tufting 17 times
than I am on detailed projects and he really got the tufts to turn out perfectly.
go around the edge of the bench and pull your fabric tight and staple the edges
and you are done!