OK. I am back to mini normal....Kind of... I did Zar's sofa this morning.
This is an easy build. Since it was all going to be upholstered, I did it with illustration board.
I cut pieces for a box that would end up being seat height and the length of the living room wall.
Then I cut a piece for the back and cut a shape for 1/2 the top on an index card. I traced that on illustration board also.
I cut all of the pieces out and fitted the bottom box together. The piece labeled seat and the back will be tufted.
I marked out where I wanted the tufting to be on the pieces and set Zar to work poking holes with a needle tool. This board is tough, about the same as mat board, so you really need to have holes where you are going to sew.
After that was finished, I put a thin coat of batting to the front of the sofa and covered that with fabric. No tufting there. On the seat and back, I used the higher loft light batting and did two thicknesses.
I didn't bother with the sides or back as the sofa will be built in and not moved.
Starting in the center of each piece and working out to the edges, I used a doubled thread to go through all thicknesses of the board, stuffing and fabric. I went through the same hole both ways in the cardboard, but a few threads away from the original hole on the fabric side.
After finishing the tufting. I wrapped the edges of the fabric around to the back and glued them in place.
The seat part could be hinged, but I didn't. Zar has a way of getting into things that are closed to all but himself.
I put the pieces in place to make sure that the would fit. They still need to be trimmed out and glued.
Tessie also has a way of getting into places that are supposed to be closed to her.
By the time that Zar entered the trailer to see it, Tessie was sitting comfortably on on end with her bag of chips and some cupcakes. Now you know why the title is what it is. Zar has yet to try out his own new sofa.
I do believe that I will tip toe quietly away and let them settle it.
See you tomorrow, with finished sofa and a few comfy pillows.