From Bed-Skirt to Ottoman Cover

I shared on Tuesday how I reinforced a bed-skirt of my mothers. She didn’t want the material I cut off and I decided to use it to make an ottoman cover.

The material I cut off of the bed-skirt and the ottoman I wanted to cover.

The material I cut off of the bed-skirt and the ottoman I wanted to cover.

The first thing I did was to pin the bed-skirt material directly into the seam of the ottoman. I formed corners the same size as the original corners on the bed-skirt. This way I did not have to hem the cover.

Pinned bed-skirt around base of ottoman.

Pinned bed-skirt around base of ottoman.

I basted the seam at the top and basted all of the corner pleats shut.

Side of the ottoman cover with the pleats basted shut and basting where the seam would go.

Side of the ottoman cover after basting.

I lay a piece of fabric over the top of the ottoman and cut it a few inches larger. I used a scrap piece of quilt batting to strengthen the top fabric.

Pinned quilt batting to the top piece of fabric.

Pinned quilt batting to the top piece of fabric.

I took the side piece off and placed it back on the ottoman inside out. Then I pinned the upside-down top piece to the basted seam on the side piece.

Pinned the top to the side pieces.

Pinned the top to the side pieces.

Moving the ottoman up on a table to make it easier to handle, I basted the pinned seam on the top piece to the basted seam on the side piece.

I basted the top piece at the pins to the basted seam on the side piece.

I basted the top piece at the pins to the basted seam on the side piece.

I turned it right-side out to check the fit on the ottoman.

I turned it right-side out to check the fit on the ottoman.

Sewed along the basting.

Sewed along the basting.

I trimmed the excess material off.

I trimmed the excess material off.

I used a zig-zag stitch on the edge of the seam to prevent fraying.

I used a zig-zag stitch on the edge of the seam to prevent fraying.

I sewed the pleat shut where the material came together.

I sewed the pleat shut where the material came together.

I removed the basting on the pleats.

I removed the basting on the pleats.

I pinned the seam to face under the top piece and top-stitched it down.

I pinned the seam to face under the top piece and top-stitched it down.

I washed it to make sure it didn't shrink and then sewed the top seam to the seam of the actual ottoman with my curved upholstery needle.

I washed it to make sure it didn’t shrink and then sewed the top seam to the seam of the actual ottoman with my curved upholstery needle.

I kept this ottoman because it fits under this chair when I don't want to use it.

I kept this ottoman because it fits under this chair when I don’t want to use it.

When I am using the chair the ottoman slide right out.

When I am using the chair the ottoman slides right out.

I made this over the course of two days. I had fun because I was watching John Wayne movies while I worked on it!

 

 

 

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