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Topic: Footrest-Cube cover????  (Read 450 times)
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zizibee
« on: January 09, 2006 02:52:23 PM »

Hi,

Could anyone point me in the right direction on how to make neat slip covers for a cube shaped footrest thingy?Huh I looked throught the search result with no success.
I have some ideas but kind of puzzled re. how to make the corners look nice??? It also needs to be big enough so i can't use 1 piece of fabric + like this....
I'm sure it's pretty simple...
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Thanks for helping out! Zizi
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Ayn
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2006 07:50:44 AM »


Hi zizibee -- not sure if this is the same basic "ottoman" style as your footrest, but see if this helps any:

http://www.upholster.com/howto/slip2.html

Assuming that's pretty close to the style of your footrest, & if you don't actually need anything that formal or tailored looking, just a cover -- you could play around with another idea I've seen before:

Drape a big round or square piece of fabric over the top of the ottoman. The fabric edges need to reach at least one-third to one-half of the way down the upholstered sides (in other words, fabric edges need to reach fairly-well-past the open-ish part where ottomans 'pillowtop' meets upholstered cube part).  Fabric doesn't even 'have' to be hemmed, unless it's the ravel-y type  ----
Then pin the fabric to the upholstered sides, pleating a little here & there as needed to fit it as desired (either heavy-duty T-pins or the curly pins normally used to fix a throwcover in place would work, depending on fabric weight/thickness) ----
Then make a simple elastic-top skirt (similar to bedskirt or elastic-waisted woman's skirt) to pull over the ottoman.  The 'skirt' just needs to be long enough to cover from a little way above the pins down to near or at the floor.  Could either be full/ruffly or simpler & more close-fitting, as desired.
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