My Giveaway ended late Friday night, and Saturday I told Rafflecopter to select the winner – and Raff picked Tonya S. Congratulations Tonya – your package will be shipped out today!
I want to share a little tutorial I did awhile back. How to slipcover a small ottoman. Ottomans are the perfect thing to use for your first slipcover project. They are small and have straight lines, now fancy curves or geometry to figure out.
For the style cover I made you need to cut a piece of fabric in a rectangle shape, large enough to cover as long on each side as you want it to cover. I plan to paint the legs so I wanted part of them to show.
The vintage sheet I used for the ruffled top part had a lovely scalloped edge. I cut the scalloped edge off and used it as my band. You could add a ruffle, a pleated band, or just a plain band. Or you could just hem it and leave as is.
I liked the finished result. So did my Mom. And since this sheet was in my Mom’s stash of stuff and it had belonged to a woman we knew when I was a little girl, and it has sentimental value to us, my Mom gets this ottoman. I’m just waiting to see what color she wants the legs painted and then I’ll finish it up 😀
If you have and ottoman that is looking tired or you are just ready for a change, don’t toss it and spend money on a new one! You can make a slipcover for it so easily! You can even skip the ruffle part and just do a simple cover using the method I showed you. Hem it when you have the corner seams sewn and viola! Instant new, fresh look!
Sew a Fine Seam
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