I’ve been looking for some stools for the foot of our bed to add some interest to the space. I found this set of old camp stools and thought I’d see if they would do the trick.
You will need:
-yardstick (preferably metal)
-x-acto or leather cutting knife
-fabric ruler (optional)
It is helpful to use the old fabric from the stools as a guide for how big to cut your leather. Measure these or take your own measurements, making sure to add enough allowance to stitch the leather around the camp stool.
Use the multi hole leather punch tool to punch a line of evenly spaced holes down the dotted line. Make sure to do this on a cutting mat and hammer the tool hard enough to punch through both pieces of leather.
*Tip: if you always place the end tine of the punching tool in the last punched hole, you’ll have perfectly spaced holes the whole way!
Take the side of leather with the holes punched in it and wrap it around one side of your stool. I found it helpful to use a binder clip on the opposite side to help hold the leather in place while stitching.
I love how these look at the end of our bed! They really help to add another layer of interest and (muted) color to our bedroom (one of these days we’ll find the perfect rug, and our bedroom will be complete!).