Part II of the Dining Room saga is not really about the dining room at all!
Huh? You say?
Well remember how the living room needed to have some of the many patterns edited out?
The ottoman was covered with a very busy pattern.
nounnoun: ottoman; plural noun: ottomans
1.a low upholstered seat, or footstool, without a back or arms that typically serves also as a box, with the seat hinged to form a lid.
2.a heavy ribbed fabric made from silk and either cotton or wool, typically used for coats
The ottoman was brought to Europe from Turkey in the late 18th century. The word ottomane to refer to furniture appeared at least as early as 1729 in French. In Turkey, an ottoman was the central piece of family seating and was piled with cushions. In Europe, the ottoman was first designed as a piece of fitted furniture that wrapped around three walls of a room. The ottoman evolved into a smaller version that fit into the corner of a room.
I headed to the fabric store to find some off white upholstery fabric….and really nothing struck my fancy…
Not being a patient person….I hit on the idea of using plain old canvas….for a short term solution!
Then with a little help from Marvin….I pinned each corner with the fabric “wrong side out”…well with canvas it didn’t really matter but I thought in the name of writing a tutorial I should tell you that!
It is almost impossible to show white stitching on white fabric….but I just stitched the “miter” and trimmed it off. This makes a wonderfully tight corner.
More help from Marvin as I checked the slipcover for fit….here is where you DON’T want extra fabric….it needs to fit very tightly!
With most projects, I don’t worry about doing careful edge finishes….but since this may need to be laundered…I was super careful and serged the seams as well as double turned the hem.
The finished project doesn’t look too bad for $6 and an hour’s worth of work!