Friday, February 19, 2010

Recovering an ottoman

Yesterday, I showed you the new reading area I put together in my family room. Today I want to show you how I covered the ottoman. It's really pretty easy, but I do recommend that you use a sewing machine.

First, lay your fabric upside down over your ottoman. I used 1 1/2 yards of heavy upholstry fabric for this ottoman. Pinch the corners together and pin. After pinning all four sides, sew a straight seam from the first pin to the last pin on each side.

Trim extra fabric away from each side.

Remove the cover and turn it right side out. Fit it over the ottoman. You will need to wiggle it a little at a time on each side to get it to fit snuggly.

Turn ottoman upside down and fold over raw edges of fabric. Then fold the fabric over on itself and staple down. I use an electric staple gun which makes it very easy (but loud).
When I tire of this fabric (I know myself well) I can rip out the staples and make a new cover or enjoy the original cover which is still in place.

1 comment:

  1. I'm about to re-cover one...thanks soooo much for sharing yours...great job!



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