11 37th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403

(650) 274-0292

Tuffet Making Workshop

In two (3 hour) sessions you will create your own unique Tuffet! In Session 1 you will be sewing and learn the technique to make the foundation pieced Tuffet cover. As homework you will finish the Tuffet cover before Session 2 when we will put it all together. Tuffets can be whimsical, elegant, scrappy, or made to match any room. Every little girl needs a Tuffet, even grown up ones!

REQUIRED PATTERN:  Pieced 18" Tuffet by Tuffet Source.  The Tuffet Source pattern provides a one-time use fusible interfacing.

Robin, the instructor, will supply finishing kits and tools needed to finish the Tuffet.

FINISHING KIT REQUIRED: ($125) includes pre-drilled wood base, 18” round upholstery foam (with a 50lb ILD), Dacron upholstery batting, t-nuts, cording and button, 4 Bun feet – with 5/16” -18 hanger bolt already installed.

SUPPLIES:  Click here to download the supply list.  Please review supply list carefully. Supplies are denoted by “bullets”.

PRE-CLASS HOMEWORK: To maximize time in class come prepared as follows:

FUSE: Follow pattern instructions to fuse interfacing to muslin (top of page 2).

Cut apart the 8 units and stack.

PRECUT:  32 (3
"x21") fabric strips and arrange in your design order.

For instance:

  •        If you are using 8 fabrics, you will have 8 stacks with 4 strips in each stack.
  •        If you are using 4 fabrics, you will have 4 stacks with 8 strips in each stack.
  •        If you are using a whole focal fabric in every other panel, you will have 1 stack of your focal fabric, and 4 stacks of 4 strips in each stack.

If you have questions you can contact Robin via the website or contact her directly at or call her at 408-741-1766.


Minimum enrollment = 4.  Class may be cancelled (with refund) if minimum enrollment is not met. 

Cancellation policy:  100% refund with greater than one week notice; 20% refund with greater than 24 hours notice.

Cost: $ 72.00
Skill Level:Intermediate quilter/sewer
Requirements:Must have pattern: Pieced 18" Tuffet by Tuffet Source. Must purchase finishing kit from instructor.
Instructor:Robin Koenig. Jill and Robin of West Coast Tuffets fell so in love with tuffets that they want to populate the world with them.
Tuffets can be whimsical, elegant, scrappy or made to match any room.