How To: Make an Ottoman Slipcover

How To: Make an Ottoman Slipcover

Jun 2, 2009
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Project: Ottoman Slipcover
Time: 2 1/2 hours
Cost: $20.00 excluding extra set of legs

No question about it, the little straw ottoman is already as cute as can be. It can however, go to work for you doing double, or even triple duty with help from a slipcover and a change of legs. Once you make the basic slipcover pattern...

...for your most beloved ottoman, the sky's the limit on your design possibilites; color, pattern, and texture will be at your disposal. A change of legs can convert a little floor stool into a pull up seat or vanity stool and will make a splash in any room of the house. The trick is to get as much work from one piece of furniture as you can.

Tools and Resources:

  • 1 1/2 yard of plain fabric
  • 3/4 yard of contrasting felt
  • craft/applique iron on paper
  • fusible hem tape
  • velcro
  • desired pattern
  • iron
  • sharp scissors
  • sewing machine
  • measuring tape
  • fabric glue
  • button kit (not shown)