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Necktie Footstool

If you know me, you know I have been obsessed with remaking neckties into something other than a decorative piece of fabric knotted under the collar and at the throat of a man. Aside from making women’s halter tops and skirts, I wanted to see how to incorporate the necktie into home decor and tried my own make-it-yourself footstool, or if you want to be more formal, you can call it a Tuffet. It’s really simple using a round tuffet kit, ties, a sewing machine and furniture legs.

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Out of my thousands of neckties, I used about 60 remnant pieces used to make my oversized pillows and other garments. Cut them to 18” long removing the tip or use remnants like I did. Sew them lengthwise to about ¼” at the top (get them as close together as possible at the top) to 2” wide at the bottom.

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The goal here is to create a circle with the ties and that circle fits right over the top of the foam.

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The good news, the tuffet kit comes with detailed instructions and a pattern for using fabric so you can use that to help along with creating the fabric overlay (or in my case, the necktie overlay). Repurposing at it’s finest!

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Once you attach the tie remnants together, cover a piece of foam on a wood board with a batting overlay and then the necktie circle. Staple that into the wood and add the legs. I found with a circle base three legs fit the best.

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Then, all you need to do is kick your feet up, enjoy your creation, and relax!

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