October 1st, 2013 at 11:47 am. Posted in Crafty,Decor,DIY,Furniture,How-to,Repurposing,Sewing.

Do you every have a piece that you don’t love but it’s sentimental?  This little ottoman is that for me.

I wanted to keep it, as it was my Grandmother’s, but am just not that crazy about the print.  It isn’t an expensive piece, or very fancy; but she used it in her retirement apartment and I always remember it from when I would go visit.   This is the reason I decided to recover it.

Nick and I decided to use it in the nursery, and it fit much nicer with the decor with the new cover.  I used Premier Prints Gotcha Twill Storm, purchased from a local store here in Dallas called City Craft.  (I talked about the nursery prints in our Nursery Reveal post.)

First I measured the circumference, and added 5/8″ for sewing seams.

Then, I measured out the skirt by making a strip of fabric with the appropriate length (don’t forget seam allowance and the hem) and width of the circumference. I hemmed this before attaching to the top.

I then just finished the seams on the serger, and fit over the ottoman.

As seen in the Nursery:

This little ottoman has gotten some use since Ev was born.

And it’s easy to wash, a mega bonus with babies.


2 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Brie
    Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    You can make slip covers too!!?? You’re amazing. My mom and I could keep you in business all by ourselves.


    • Abby
      Oct 02, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

      Yes! Thank-you, and I look forward to your projects friend :) .


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