Gift Idea: Upholstered Barstool with Duck+Chick
Brianna and Ashley, founders of duck+chick, had leftover material from their Leather Bean Bag Project so they decided to upholster their kitchen stools that needed a makeover! Follow their step-by-step tutorial to get started!
Before & After
- Goucho Whole Hides in Tan (SKU 9398-22) QTY: 1
- Leather Scissors (SKU 3047-00)
- Leather Marking Pen (SKU 2097-00)
- Staple Gun
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- Clips to hold your leather together
- Sewing Machine or Needles/Thread
Instructions:1. Flip the stool over to take off the seat. (Note: We had 4 screws holding the seat that we had to unscrew.)
2. Then remove the seat!
3. Use a flathead screwdriver to loosen the staples.
4. Use pliers to pull the staples off.
5. Remove all the staples and remove the existing fabric.
6. Measure the fabric to determine the dimensions. (Note: We cut out a 17” diameter circle and a strip that was 48”x3”. You’ll want to measure yours since not all stools have the same dimensions!)
7. Clip the pieces together to make it easier to sew.
8. Sew it!
9. Use a staple gun and staple the leather onto the cushion.
10. Screw the seat back onto the base!
11. Enjoy the new look of your stool!
Sisters Brianna and Ashley started their leathercraft journey in 2019 with the goal of raising money to donate to nonprofits. They chose to work with leather because “it smelled really good” and they loved the uniqueness of each hide. A family friend taught them some basics of leathercraft and gave them scraps and old tools to play with. After much practice, they found themselves at Tandy, buying their first vegetable tanned double shoulder to hand dye and make into leather bracelets. Their products were a hit at their school’s vendor fair where they donated proceeds to their school and also to a nonprofit that provides flocks of ducks and chicks for families in need (hence their business name @itsduckandchick). They have since learned to make more products and have raised over $12,000 to donate to various nonprofit organizations.