With football season in full swing, I've turned my attentions to making the TV room a little more cozy for watching the games. Every Sunday afternoon our home as become a place for our family and friends to gather and cheer the Packers towards another victory! With at least five adults and eight kids running around on a slow day, a place for everyone to get cozy, sit back and relax has me moving furniture around the house every
Packer football season.
This year I decided to move a wing back chair from the living room down into the TV room. It's perfectly comfy but what's watching football if you can't put your feet up? An ottoman was just what was needed. I braved the overflowing storage area under the steps and sewed a quick slipcover to cover it's ugly forest green fabric.
I also made a quick pillow slipcover for the chair from a sugar sack I had picked up more than a year ago. It's just been waiting for the perfect project.
I love the way the ottoman slipcover turned out. It took less than an hour to put together so I thought I'd share in case your looking for a quick and easy project.
I first started by draping fabric over the ottoman, using quilting pins to hold the fabric in place while I worked.
Since I was going for easy and quick I didn't want to deal with any complicated corners. Instead I simply made two pleats - one on either side of a corner.
Folded the left pleat toward the center, followed by the right pleat.
After pinning the bottom of the pleat, I pinned each individual pleat to hold it steady during sewing. Next I marked a sewing line with a pencil. I repeated the same steps on all four corners of the ottoman. Once everything was pinned and marked I removed the slipcover and sewed a basting stitch along the sewing lines on each corner.
I next checked for fit. It looked like this.
After I was satisfied it fit well I pinned each pleat about one and a half inches above the basting line. Then sewed a top stitch from the basting line up to the V of the pleat. This gave the base of the slipcover more snugness to hold it onto the ottoman.
Next I added a ruffle to the bottom of the slipcover and called it a day.
I'll be sitting here come next Sunday - yelling and screaming . . . moaning and groaning . . .making sarcastic comments and muttering "get'm, get'm, get'm" . . . all together being very un-ladylike and enjoying every second!!!!!!
Hope you have a great day,