That slip cover is so cute! I made one for my ottoman, but it was just a tad small so it keeps riding up like a tight skirt! A couple of tips for you.
When you are sewing pieces of the piping casing together, you should cut the ends on an angle. That way the bulk of the seam more important if the fabric is on the heavier side will not be in the same spot on both sides when you fold the fabric around the piping cord. Also, sometimes you can pull the piping cord out of the casing a little bit at one end. If your piping has a bit of a wobble along the edge of the cushion in one spot, if you pull the cord a bit tighter than the casing, it can help to straighten that out.
Yes, great tips! I sometimes cut the fabric to cover the piping on the bias, but it depends on how much fabric I have. Actually, I usually just cut the piping casing with the grain, not on the bias because it does use up a heck of a lot of fabric to cut it on the bias. I just meant where the strips are joined, to cut the ends at an angle. Pictures are worth a thousand words….
Absolutely beautiful! The fabric you used is amazing. I was going to ask about that. Also, do you not finish raw edges in any way? I would like to do an ottoman cover for our bedroom with a pleated skirt.
Slipcover an Ottoman (Slipcover Making the Professional Way Book 4) eBook: Pat Reese: etagageltic.ml: Kindle Store. diy ottoman slipcover This would be awesome on the cedar chest at the foot of my bed! Ottoman . See more. We'd love to plop right down in this living room with a good book How to make it up as you go, and have it turn out like a pro!.
Maybe after the holidays! I do not have a serger, so I keep the edges raw. I wish I did, though! I do that when I can, but sometimes it is such a waste of fabric, so I just cut it straight. My sewing teacher taught me that cutting fabric for piping on the bias makes it curve or stretch easier around the more squared edges of a pillow, ottoman, chair, etc.
Looks great Marian. Great way to recycle a quilt that has seen better days. As for the ottoman legs, they look anything but cheap to me. Thank you! I think I have the courage to face it now with this tutorial. I am soooo a beginner seamstress. Thanks again. Thanks for the inspiration. I am putting off covering some chairs and a sofa. Motivate me!
I tried copying and pasting the link instead of linking directly from the pdf to the videos, and the only thing that comes up is something that says, the video you have requested cannot be found. I'm a spaz…. Okay, right after I left that last comment I made it work… I just had to type in the address by hand instead of copying and pasting. Thanks for letting me be a pest! I jumped to your post about making custom slip covers and I have to say, I. I was on my way to download the ebook when a thought occurred. I figured I would check with you before taking the plunge to see if a slipcover would even be possible for this piece of furniture.
I have, in the past, seen posts on reupholstering pieces such as these that require sewing a new case over the back cushion. Thanks for your time : sincerely, hollee j. I'd like to purchase the ebook as I'm getting ready to slipcover two recliners.
Just want to check first, are there special instructions for recliners in the book? I am bookmarking and will probably be back soon. I ordered the ebook twice but the post came back saying could not redirect me back to my last action even got my husband to watch me and even he does not know what went wrong.
Please tell me what I am doing wrong. Thank Jan, P. I want to try. Oh my goodness I am so glad i found you! I have been wanting to do something with my love seat and couch since I got it! Last June we moved from UK to Canada and things have been a bit uncertain on the job front.
My partner is a nurse and it has taken the college of nursing till now to sort his paperwork so he can actually work!
So we bought everything cheap in yard sales to make do to begin with. We were lucky enough to find a matching love seat and couch which is perfectly sound but I HATE the fabric!!! Now there is light at the end of the tunnel maybe I can go see if we can afford some nice fabric now and I will download your book and have a go!! I have a trip planned to fabricland after Easter… Yay! I just purchased an upholstered glider and ottoman for our nursery. The next thing I did was purchase your book!
My girlfriend and I are going to attempt to make you proud. Any helpful hints on tackling this part of the chair?
Good tutorial. Yes, teensy price. Disappointed you opted to charge people.
It's not THAT good. Just redid a cool Swedish daybed in the green and blue Nordic print.
THis is beautiful. I love the tea towel. Wish I could get ones like this in Australia. Might have to check out Pine Cone Hill? Do they ship to Aus?
How cute is that!! Looks like a fun project. I would love to win the credit and purchase a new cover for me bed. The washing machine ate my beautiful comforter this past weekend. I love your craftsmanship. I would love to win this gift card. It would go a long way toward decorating my new home! I love the tea towel look.
Even better is the step by step instructions!
I have a Very old, small chair with little curved wings. The seat has the original cracked leather cover over mohair. I ordered 4 cans of Annie Sloan chalk paint last night! I am painting the furniture for my 1st grandbaby, due in late September!! The last table I had on the patio shattered in a trillion pieces. I just converted window valances to window boxes. They were being thrown out and worked out perfect, I always wanted window boxes they look fantastic…. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
And a great idea on the footstool.
Next I pinned the fringe in place along the bottom, measuring to where the top seam would be and pinning a row there, and then finally pinning the last row of fringe exactly between the other two. The packaging used for this product can expose you to chemicals including Di 2-ethylhexyl phthalate DEHP , which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Most helpful negative review. This is brilliant! Now …. Perform any project shown at your own risk. I meant to put it in the book, but I was googling RPattz.
I have one that needs a makeover and this is sweet…if I can find the right fabric.