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All the deco tips of System D to make a footrest: easy and practical!

Manufacture of a footrest

Necessary material

  • A footrest to cover (70 cm x42 cm): if the feet are worn, paint them first with gray paint (Resource)
  • Sewing machine
  • 1 m gray-beige smooth velvet 140 cm wide (Moline)
  • 30 cm x 85 cm hand-painted flower silk (Moline)
  • Matching yarn
  • Sewing scissors
  • 2 m striped cotton stripes (Moline)
  • 3 m of gray pearl stripe (Moline)
  • 4 m double blue-gray piping (Moline)
  • Wall stapler
  • Passementerie glue

Difficulty: Easy
Completion time: 5 hours

  • Cut two pieces of gray velvet 85 cm x 40 cm.
  • Put together the pieces of velvet on each side of the silk and sew together.
  • Iron with a soft iron.
  • Sew the striped braid on the seam between the silk and the velvet.
  • Place the fabric band on the footrest with the flow pattern centered.
  • Turn over the small piece of furniture.
  • Staple one of the sides and then the opposite, stretching the fabric well.
  • Staple the other two sides.
  • For angles, carefully fold the fabric inside towards the narrow side of the pouf.
  • Staple the beaded ribbon around the edge of the footrest.
  • Glue the double gray piping at the junction of the striped ribbon and the silk coupon.
  • Glue the rest of this piping over the edge to hide the staples that hold the pearl stripe.


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