Pull tightly and add about four staples to the bottom of the ottoman while the other person helps hold. You can wrap it around the whole ottoman to make sure it fits or measure one side and multiply by 4.
Iron all your fabric well so its flat and smooth when youre ready to cut it.
How to make an ottoman cover. This DIY shows you how I upholster an ottoman without sewing. How to sew a slipcover for an ottoman calculate the pattern pieces figure out how much fabric to buy and also upholster to make the ottoman poofy and soft. Again sew pieces together in order to make one long length if necessary.
Next I cut the excess fabric all around the bottom allowing 1-2 inches extra length for wrapping under the bottom later. Do this on both sides. Place the ottoman on its side on top of the fabric.
Then secure the connecting side pieces together with pins. These are easier to clean spills off of compared to most other materials. Our queen of textiles Mary Dobson shows how to create a fitted fabric ottoman cover.
Using your straight pins pin the sides together at each corner to create four. Position the fabric to make sure it is even on both sides. Start by lying the top piece upside down on the ottoman and attach each connecting side upside down with pins.
If possible center a main design or motif for a more professional finish. Rows and rows of ruffles. You may have to move pins around quite a bit.
Stitch two pieces together using a 12 seam allowance. Its a relatively easy way to change the look in any room and add a pop of color or accent the. Lay the fabric evenly over the ottoman with the right side facing down.
Sometimes the best way to create a statement ottoman with custom upholstery is simply to make it a practical one. If your ottoman is rectangular make sure to pin one shorter piece with one longer piece rather than matching up the two equal pieces. Make sure there is enough fabric to cover it.
Thats why so many of them are feature leather or leather-like materials. A cube ottoman invites endless slipcover design possibilities. Wrap fabric around ottoman inside out and pin seam to make a band or circle of fabric that fits ottoman.
Again add an extra inch or so all the way around for seam allowance. Think of the square top and four side panels as your blank canvas and then go crazy. I only needed one yard and was able to spread it across my ottoman to see that it would be big enough to cover it.
Ruffle Cube Ottoman Slipcover Sew A Fine Seam. Right sides together pin two side pieces together along their sides. Secure the pins in the fabric so the fabric fits as snug as you would like it to be.
When making your slipcover follow these simple steps. If your ottoman has little flaps sticking off just cut them as close to the seam as possible your new fabric will hide any leftover. Design Something More Practical.
While leather does require some upkeep it can. Pick out your fabric and measure to make sure it will fit your ottoman. Cut Fabric for Ottoman Side Cut a piece of fabric thats long and wide enough to cover all four sides of the ottoman.
My first step when making these ottoman slipcovers is to place the fabric over the stool right-side-down. After the jade green and white stripes and before the brown and green it was bright stripes. Choose a novelty fabric with lots of texture or a really cool print or fake fur or RUFFLES.