Step 11: Cover Sides
A. Take remaining fabric and wrap around footstool (like the batting) mark with marker where ends meet, allowing an extra two inches that can be trimmed if needed.
B. Use ruler to create long rectangle 9” wide x wherever you marked the wrapped position with scissors. (remember to only mark on the “back side” of the fabric)
C. Pick one side of the stool to have your seam.
D. Facing that side drape the fabric outside (the side you want shown) facing down over the top cushion of the stool with the edge along the mid seam.
E. Pull the top edge of the material towards the top of the cushion and staple along the bottom of the material, at the top of the side of the stool, above the staples holding on the top cushion material.
F. Continue stapling the bottom of the material to the top of the side of the stool, all the way around until you reach the seam where you started.
G. Overlap the material slightly, stapling the material on top of your start position by one staple.
H. Now fold the material back down so that the outside is now facing outwards, and the material is attached at the top of the stool but loose at the bottom.
I. Pull the material slightly taut at the seam and secure it underneath with a few staples.
J. Now pull the material taut all the way around the stool from the seam starting point stapling as you go so that now the side material is secure at both the top and bottom. (be careful not to obscure the feet holes underneath)
K. Trim any excess.