Sewing Class: Strippy Tuffet

Sewing with a sewing machine

Sewing Class: Strippy Tuffet


Come make an adorable Strippy Tuffet. These little upholstered footstools are winning over everyone’s heart with their functionality and cuteness!

In this course, you will learn how to cut out the strippy cover using the supplied 12 degree wedge template. You will then master an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance to sew the strips together, and create a casing to gather the cover. You will then use basic upholstery techniques to assemble the tuffet.

Everyone will go home with a completed footstool top ready for your choice of legs!

You will need to bring your sewing machine with all attachments, a 1/4″ piecing foot, a basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, measuring tape, seam ripper etc), a rotary cutter and mat, 30-2 1/2″ x 21″ strips of fabric (a jelly roll works great!), a 5″ square of fabric for the button cover, thread to match your fabric, and a staple gun (electric works best). Cost for this class is $125 which includes everything to assemble your tuffet (except the legs and jelly roll) and a 12 degree wedge template.

  • Instructor: Janice Schwartz
  • $125 per person, payable directly to Jan

Call 319-430-9746 and leave a message or email [email protected] to sign up! Class fee due at registration. Class size is limited to 8 students.

You can also rent a Brother sewing machine from Helios for $10 for the afternoon. Machines are limited so call Leland at 319-512-3323 to reserve one today.

Helios also is selling beautiful jelly rolls in three solid color ways (Brights, Natural, and Peaceful) for $42 that you can pick up before the class.

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Apr 22 2018


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm




First Street Community Center Library – Mount Vernon, Iowa
221 First Street NE


Janice Schwartz
[email protected]