This is one project that I have been trying to get to .
I have this ottoman that was in need of transformation.
Now this is a project that can be done without a sewing machine.
It looked like this..........
and when I was finished it looked like this.............
such an improvement don't you think
Let's get started........
First I measured the width and length and then cut the dropcloth
so that it would drape down the same length on all sides.
Then I pinched in the corners and pinned the fabric to fit.
I did all four corners the same.
I sewed down removing the pins as I went. This can be done by hand, but I used my sewing machine.
Next I trimmed the four corners I sewed and then I zigzagged around the bottom of the fabric and
the four corners to keep the fabric from fraying.(If doing it by hand you can use sewers tacky glue to the
edges to keep them from fraying)
To make the skirt on the ottoman I measured the around the ottoman and added 24 inches.
So that took in the pleats that I was going to make.
I cut three strips and joined them together.
When using dropcloth there is always a finished side
that is zig-zagged . So when cutting my fabric I cut my width at 15 inches having the finished edge
to the top.
I sewed these three together at the finished edges. Now I have one large circle.
Next I finished off the edges with a zizzag (doing it by hand use the tacky glue)
Next I pinned the circle to the top piece.
Make sure you face right sides together when pinning.
When I came to the corners I made a box pleat.
Fold over fabric to 3 inches on both sides.
Then give it a good press.
When slipcover is on ottoman this is the finished look.
Now it's time to try out the slipcover for fitting. At this time do any changes to make it fit.
Now you are ready to sew these two pieces together.
I finished off the skirt by topstiching all around the front of the skirt.(OPTIONAL)
Try on the slipcover again and start to mark your hemline. I just pinned along as I went.
Your hem is about 2 inches. Now you can sew in place by machine (or hand sew)
Time to give it a good ironing .
Here's your finished slipcover.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me.
I will gladly help. Be sure to visit my other DIY projects!!
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