I found the step by step instructions for my tumbling block denim stool, so thought I'd share! All sewn by hand, [don't attempt this without a leather thimble!] really hardwearing, and took me the best part of a month to complete. It's worth it, if I say so myself I think it looks amazing!
These are 60 degree diamonds, I cut about 40 from brown paper, measuring 1.5" across and 3" tall.
Next I cut out the denim, about 1/4 " larger than the paper pattern, in three different shades of denim.
I used a fabric glue [horror!] to secure the edges when I folded them around the paper diamonds, and trimmed away the edges at the corners.
And with a tiny overhand stitch, sewed them together in threes, one of each of the three different colours of denim.
And started to build up these!
Until I made this...
My stool was in a bit of a state, I unscrewed the top and stretched my denim fabric over the top, stapling it underneath with a staple gun.
Do take a seat!