Ikea Fabric Stool Cushion Tutorial

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This Ikea Fabric Stool Cushion Tutorial is easy to sew and up and a great way to add a splash of color to the room.  Or switch out the covers with the seasons to refresh a room.
This Ikea Fabric Stool Cushion Tutorial is fun home decor project. This sewing project is a great DIY idea.
One of my favorite places to shop for home decor is IKEA. I really like the simple modern style, and of course, the inexpensive prices! Recently I purchased 2 ‘Marius’ stools, at quite the bargain.

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To make them a little more interesting for my daughter’s nearly decorated room, I designed and sewed these simple cushions for on top. They are tied on so they won’t slip around, and the single button adds a pop of colour and prevents the batting from slipping around.

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They are a quick sew, and only use a small amount of fabric, so you can easily change them up based on your decor. While I used these IKEA stools, the tutorial will walk you through drafting a pattern for any size stool. 

163ikea stool cushion-2Materials needed:

1/2 yard cuddle fleece

1 yard quilt batting OR fat quarter 1″ foam

6′ satin ribbon

1 large button

Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)

Ikea Fabric Stool Cushion Tutorial


Trace around the top of your stool. {hint: this is easier to do BEFORE the stool is assembled}

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Cut out the traced circle and fold in fourths. Mark the fold lines and the center. These will be your pattern markings for your tie and button placements.

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Cut out 3-4 layers of quilt batting. Alternatively, you can use 1 layer of 1/2″ foam.

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Use fabric glue to glue the layers together if you are using quilt batting.

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Pin your pattern piece to the fleece fabric and trace around a 1/2″ seam allowance. Cut out 2 circles from the fleece.

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Cut 4 pieces of ribbon, each 18″ long. Fold each piece in half. Use the pattern markings to pin the folded edge of the ribbon to the raw edge of the circle.

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Baste the folded edge of the ribbon in place.

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With the ribbons tucked inside, pin the other fleece circle on top, right sides facing.

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Stitch around the outside edge, leaving a 3″ opening for turning.

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Turn right sides out and stuff the batting/foam inside.

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Pin the opening and hand stitch it closed.

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Stitch your button in place. It is helpful to use a heavier thread and needle for this step.

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Tie the cushion onto the stool and use a lighter to heat seal the ends of the ribbon so that they don’t fray.

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This Ikea Fabric Stool Cushion Tutorial is fun home decor project. This sewing project is a great DIY idea.