We went to the local Hancock Fabric store and found this amazing heavy duty upholstery fabric on clearance for $6.00 a yard!! We bought all that was left on the bolt and at $18.61 later, we were in business. Such a deal!
Here are some progress pictures of the transformation along with a short recap of what I did to transform this grandma ottoman into something more modern and chic.
|First, I ripped off the lovely skirt. Yikes!|
|Then, I made a template for the top piece of fabric|
|I cut out the top piece and added 1" to each side to allow enough seam allowance. Normally, I would only cut an extra 1/2" to 3/4", but I gave myself a little extra since the fabric was so thick.|
|Here I am sewing the piping for the top and bottom of the ottoman. Here is a great tutorial on how this is done.|
The following steps are not pictured (I was focused and forgot to take pictures...sorry!):
-Cut 2 pieces for the sides (1 long + 1 short = 1 piece). Sew them together at both ends.
-Sew the top piece and the piping together. (See previous link for instructions...I'm clearly not a good instructor!)
-Sew the top piece with the piping to the bottom piece. Make sure you pin this well. You don't want the 2 pieces of fabric to move on you...it will look dumb and uneven.
|Staple each side, starting from the middle out to the ends.|
|Here is how I handled the corners...I folded them down and secured the fabric as I was applying the piping trim. I thought it looked the best, but then again...I'm not an expert...but I worked for me.|
|Tada!!! Short side view|
|Yeah! It looks SO MUCH BETTER!! |
Total cost for materials: About $20
Total time investment: About 3 hours
Hope everyone has a great week!