DIY Ottoman Slip Cover
July 20, 2011 § 3 Comments
Like I said in my last post, my mom has some skills on the sewing machine. After covering my old, nasty, ugly, gray furniture with pretty chocolate-brown slipcovers, my ottoman no longer flowed well with my other furniture– something had to be done.
Mom and I were on the look out for a table-cloth or curtain with a fabric we liked, hoping to make some kind of make-shift slip cover. After a month of searching I was growing impatient [what a surprise] and thats when Mom told me about the 50% off sale at Hancocks. Always down for a good bargain I checked it out the following day and absolutely fell in love with the fabrics I showed you yesterday on my new pillows!
I bought about 2.5 yards of the flowery fabric in order to make my ottoman slip cover. Originally Mom and I had planned on making a modern box-shaped slipcover. Maybe something like this:
Alas, that was impossible with the curved corners of my ottoman. So we came up with a new plan following these basic guidelines:
- We wanted the slip cover to be easily removed for washing– because well you just never know!
- We wanted it to be as easy as possible. While we did want a tailored looking piece, we didn’t want to incorporate too much [complicated] sewing.
- We also decided later that it would be nice if I decided later on to use a different fabric for the slipcover I could re-use this fabric for another project.
P.S. Have an ugly ottoman you need covering up but don’t like this piece or don’t have a sewing machine you can use? I found this awesome & cute DIY slipcover [that requires no sewing!!] by Karen over at Strictly Simple Style!