This one is sooooo easy!
I found this tutorial I’ve used twice now over at Jennifer Holmes absolutely beautiful blog,
Here’s the link
I have an old ottoman that once belonged to my Grandmother. I had it reupholstered nearly twenty years ago in teal to match a chair I had. A couple of years ago I used this tutorial to slipcover it to match an antique chair in my bedroom. In fact , it was my first EVER sewing project one snowy day.
So when I wanted to give my front porch a little facelift, I slipcovered it again.
This time in tangerine Ikat
I started with a rectangular length of drapery weight fabric that completely covered the ottoman and puddled slightly. I played with it, right side up until I felt like the pattern was centered on the ottoman’s top and marked the center with a straight pen. Then I flipped in over, print side down
Working in opposite corners, I pinned the corner straight down to the floor
When all four were pinned I carefully removed the cover and cut those excess corners off, leaving the pins in place. Now you are left with four triangles.
Get the picture?
Next I took out the top most pin and placed that corner under the pressor foot of my little sewing machine and dropped it into place. Then I took out the rest of the pins in that particular corner and sewed it together. That foot will hold your work in place so that the seam stays true, so to speak.
After I did all four corners I test fitted it back on the ottoman and pinned the hem up all around the bottom. I trimmed the hem to make it even all the way around the bottom and sewed it in place.
Big Daddy was amazed!
I came home from my day job this evening and sat out there for a while.
I am really enjoying my front porch again.
I’m so glad I took the time to spruce it up!