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nerdyhippy
« on: February 16, 2012 08:37:06 AM »

 I re-upholstered an old ottoman to match my living room.



The ottoman was a hand-me-down from my grandparents, who bought it in the early 70s, and I think the original upholstery makes that pretty obvious:



I like the vintage look and all but the yellow was stained and didn't match my mostly blue and green living room.

I started with this white and teal fabric



but after my experience with a white table cloth I didn't want to risk white on something that was harder to wash, so I died it with RIt dye. The color was "cocoa" but it turned out a little more terracotta colored, but I like it anyway.

Covering it was pretty easy...it's really just five rectangles sewn together. To get the shaping right I just pinned it inside out right to the ottoman like this:



and sewed within about an inch of each corner. To get the corners nice and crisp I folded one side at an angle and stitched until I felt the little bump in the fabric where the corner fold was, and made one stitch into the fold and backstitched.



Then I turned the fabric and folded the other side, so I could just see the extra stitch into the fold, shown by the arrow below. Then I just stitched right to that point and backstitched.



Then the slid the whole thing over the ottoman, folded the edges under, and stapled them to the bottom with a stable gun.

Ta-da!


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 10:34:15 AM »

It looks great, I love that fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012 08:33:33 PM »

this looks way nice, like store bought! way to go!
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