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Published on August 16th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


Comfy Marius

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Materials: Marius Stool, Cilla Chair Pad, GOOP glue, fabric, fabric glue, yarn, needle and thread

Description: I purchased a CILLA Chair pad and a MARIUS Stool (both in black) at IKEA. I then used scraps of materials left over from other projects.

Prior to putting together the Marius Stool, I attached a Cilla Chair Pad to the top using GOOP glue.

I then covered the top with a scrap of fabric. I cut slits (like button holes) near the 4 corners of the fabric to fit tightly over the screw holes in the stool – this helped hold the fabric in place. I then used GOOP to glue the corners of the fabric down to the underside of the seat and let that dry.

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Using needle and thread, I sewed the excess fabric together so that it could not move anymore. Using fabric glue, I continued this (messy and unattractive) attaching.

I am assuming no one will see the underside of my stool – but if you’re concerned, you could easily cut a circle of fabric and fabric glue it over all of this mess.

I then put the Marius Stool together as per the IKEA directions.

After that, I finger-knit some yarn. I used about 1/2 a skein and finger-knit it 3-times over to make it the right thickness. This YouTube video was helpful when I first learned to do this.

I just followed this procedure using first a single piece of yarn, then repeated it using the knitted chain, and then did it a third time using that double-knitted chain.

I used fabric glue to put the yarn around the edge of the stool to make it look more finished.

I plan to make a set using different fabrics and different yarns as spare seating.

~ Liz, Brooklyn, NY


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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

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