You can see my girlfriend decided to make her ottoman out of a square coffee table. She order high density 2in foam for the top. But with our little staple problem we brainstormed how else to tackle this table gone ottoman. Then it came to me… A SLIP COVER! I swear I could slip cover my life some days lol.
Here is what you’ll need:
- A few yards of fabric (we got drop cloths from the hardware store)
- Existing ottoman or table
- Sewing Machine
First we measured and cut our square. We had a 38.5x38.5in piece. Then we wanted the sides 9in total in length but half fitted and the bottom half ruffled. So we four pieces (one for each side) 38.5in long by 5in wide. Then we cut another set the same and set those aside (those will be the ruffles. Now pin the first set of strips onto your square.
Make sure your corners line up. You will sew the long sides to your square first. Then you will sew down these corners until you meet the seam from the other direction. I used a strait stitch for all of these.
Next we sewed French seams since we didn’t have any cording to use. A French seam is when you sew wrong sides together, then flip and sew again right sides together. It’s a stronger reinforced seam. Normally the rim it creates is on the inside of the article but in this case we did it backward so that this would create our trim.
Here is the first side we sewed. This will be the inside of the slipcover in the end.
Now flip it over and sew along the same lines you just did on the other side. And it will look like this…
This is going to be right side out. Now strait stitch alone one side of those other four strips you cut. Gather them so they are 38.5in and sew them onto the raw edge you see above. Here is a tip. Drop cloths have hemmed edges already! So I used all the hemmed edges for my ruffle so I wouldn’t have to finish the edges, it was already done for me!
Here is what it looks like with the sides and ruffle attached…
And in place on the table/ottoman =)
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