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Miniature armchair

Do you have a dollhouse at home? We do and sometimes I think it should be rather mine than the girls’. I enjoy making miniatures and one day I would like to make my for Victorian dollhouse. For now I practice making simple furniture, today’s tutorial is to one of such simple pieces, the miniature armchair that is about 3,5 x 2 x 2 cm. Moreover, this is a good project if you want to recycle a little.

You probably have all the material and tools at home:

  • scrap cardboard
  • scraps of cotton canvas
  • 5mm thick scraps of foam that is used to wrap fragile things in
  • scissors or exacto
  • ruler and pencil
  • glue gun

From cardboard cut the shape of the size written on the picture.

Fold 3 of the sides as you see in the picture and glue them together.

From the foam cut two rectangles 4 x 2 cm, glue one on top of the other and then glue them into the armchair.

Cut another rectangle 4 x 2 cm and glue it on the backrest part of the armchair.

Cut a rectangle of 4 x 1,5 cm apply glue to one of its sides and form the headrest. If you apply glue directly to the foam, it will help you give it the desired shape.

Cut a rectangle of aprox. 1 x 1 cm and glue it on the inner side of an armrest. Cut where it’s longer than the cardboard. Repeat on the other armrest.


Cut a rectangle 1 x 1 cm, apply glue to one side and share it on the top of one armrest. Do the same on the other side.

Now you do the upholstery. From the fabric cut s 1 x 5 cm stripe and glue it on the headrest as you see in the picture.

Cut a rectangle of 3 x 1,5 cm, apply glue to the wrong side and glue it on the from of one armrest. Press the fabric to the armchair, so that it copies it’s shape. Repeat on the other side.

Cut a stripe of aprox. 4 x 2 cm, fold the edges several millimeters (to make the upholstery neat and to prevent fringing) and glue it on the inner side of one armrest, then on the top of the armrest, on the side and finally glue the end on the bottom of the armchair. Repeat on the other side.


Cut a stripe of 12 x 2 cm, fold the edges and glue it on the top of the headrest, then on the sides of the armchair and the ends on the bottom.

Cut a stripe of 7 x 2 cm and fold the edges in lengthwise to make the stripe aprox. 1,5 cm wide. Glue the stripe in the center of the armchair, glue one of its edges on the back and the other end on the bottom. Make the fabric copy the shape of the armchair, especially the headrest.

From the foam cut a rectangle of 1,5 x 1,5 cm and from the fabric cut a rectangle of 5 x 5 cm. Wrap the foam in the fabric and glue the fabric to prevent it from opening. Place this cushion on the armchair.


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