I really shouldn’t be doing a how to post on this, seeing as I just sort of winged the whole project, having no clue what I was doing most of the time. Thank goodness I had hubby to help me. Yes, I need my husband to help me with sewing projects. He used to work for an upholstery shop before I met him. He’s one of those annoying people who is good at everything. I am one of those annoying people who isn’t good at anything.
First, in order to make an ottoman slipcover, you’ll need an ottoman.
I got mine at a yard sale last week for $5.
Then, you’ll need fabric. Inspired by The Nester, Pink and Polka Dot and Tiny Twig and their little get together that involved How To Make Slipcovers, I decided to go with white canvas duck fabric stuff. I was sold on the idea of taking it off and washing/bleaching it each time my kids smear peanut butter on it or jump on it with dirty feet. I got 2 yards of it at Hobby Lobby and crossed my fingers it would be enough.
First things first, I washed and dried my fabric. I should mention here that just putting something in the washer doesn’t mean it will get washed. I forgot to start the washer so my project was delayed a couple of hours before I figured it out. I never said I was on top of things.
I think the corners need to be sewn down, they’re a little wild and I have to pat them down to get them to stay in place, so I think there is a little more sewing in the near future. But it’s fine for today and we enjoyed kicking our feet up on it last night to watch NCIS reruns. Does anyone else love that show? It’s the only show hubby and I watch together. And NCIS: LA. Yum. Sorry, I got sidetracked.
I really hate ironing but I think I might actually iron this. Just so my kids can jump all over it and wrinkle it up again. They think it is the perfect island to jump from couch to island to chair to avoid all the alligators in my living room. You see how they always make all my projects about them?
Total project cost: $18.
Ottoman: $5, Fabric $13
Fabulous AND thrifty!
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