I went to the fabric store and purchased some burlap. I only bought a yard because of the size of this little foot stool, but in the end I could have saved myself some time by purchasing a little bit more. I plopped the stool on top of the fabric upside down and cut out a circle about a 1/2 inch bigger than the top of the stool for seam allowance when sewing on the side. I then cut out two strips to fit the circumference of the stool because I didn't have enough burlap for only one strip to go around the entire thing. As I said previously it would have saved me sometime to buy a little bit more burlap, but none the less it worked out just as well. I sewed the two strips together and cut out two strips of some off-white fabric I had laying around the house. I cut them out twice as long as the piece of burlap that was going around the sides of the stool so that I could form ruffles with it. I then sewed the sides to the top which wasn't the easiest thing working with burlap that is really stiff. So the seams at the top connecting the sides may not look perfect but I think it fits the look of the entire piece. It's shabby and chic right? At least that's the way I like to look at it when everything doesn't look super precise. : )
I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and week!!!
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