Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ottoman Slipcover

This is my 3rd slipcover.  I covered this ottoman (otherwise know as the dog bed) just before Christmas.  It was the first time I have sewn since the 9th grade.  I have been out of high school for 20 years, you do the math.  :)  It was ok.  I covered it like everyone tells you to, wrong sides out, pin, cut & sew.  Then I tackled a chair and a half with plans to do a massive couch & love seat.  The cover was a little snug and a tiny bit short so I wanted to add a ruffle after making one for the chair.   After looking at the slipcover I decided I could do much better.  After all, I have learned to sew piping & I even made a pillow with a zipper in it!!  So this time I just measured, cut & sewed.  It was pretty easy since it is just a big square.  I did, however break 2 needles and sewed the fabric together twice where I wasn't supposed to.  I also had to add several inches of pleats (if anyone knows a good way to judge how much fabric you will need to make pleats, please let me know. Thank you!)  It seems I am always about 8" shy of whatever I need.  Even if I add an extra 8" at the beginning.  Story of my life...Anyway, back to the slipcover.


Sorry for the big furry dog on it.  He just didn't want to move off his bed! 



I've learned to make piping & pleats.  I love them both!!



Here's one from the front so you can see his cute furry face and my little one hanging out in the background.  That's the chair I covered & I did the smaller ottoman the same day I did this big one.


Here is his sexy leg pose for the camera.  


And just so he didn't feel left out.  :)


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16 comments:

  1. Omg I totally love you blog name. Too cute!! Coming to you from the Shabby Shic Cottage. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by my blog for book club if you are interested.--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

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  2. actually I would be following but I cannot find your followers gadget. Let me know and I will follow you.

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  3. Hi Connie! Thanks! It's down at the bottom but I think I am going to move it to the sidebar.

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  4. It turned out great! Don't you just love the way our pets are 'all in' for photo ops! I think it's virtually impossible to take a picture without one of mine making an appearance.

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  5. That is one lucky pup on your newly slipcovered ottoman! You did a BEAUTIFUL job. Cute pup too:)

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  6. You did a great job with it! Looks really nice. Lucky pup :)

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  7. It is so nice that I have found your blog about your link on Finding Fabulour. So I have a little scrolled and I like what I've seen. Now I’m your new follower!

    Take care
    Tine

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  8. I too have not sewen for years and am going to attempt to do a slip cover for my ottoman. wish me luck that it turns out as nice as yours

    vanessa

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  9. Vanessa-you can do it! I should have mentioned the only thing I sewed in 9th grade was a sweatshirt & a stuffed monkey. If I can do it, anyone can! Good luck!

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  10. This is so great Jill! It really looks like you bought it from Ballard or PB or something. You did a fabulous job and we are so glad you linked it up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  11. gorgeous job! i have a party that goes from tues-thurs, i would love you shared this. http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/04/anything-goes-party-11.html

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  12. Oh I just love it. Yes I too have learned to use the piping and pleats and there is no looking back. Yours looks just amazing.

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  13. It's a beauty and from the pics, it looks like your dogs think so too!

    Saw your slipcovers at MMS.

    Michi

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  14. OMG....it looks as if you and I have the same breed of dog....labradoodle??? AND our ottoman is the dog bed too! What a great idea to slip cover it! We put a blanket over ours to keep it from getting dirty, but I could totally make a slipcover that could be removed and washed! It's like an "Ah..ha...moment" LOL! Thanks for the great idea!

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  15. Cindy-he is an English Goldendoole. Definitely cover your ottoman-you will be so glad you did & it is so easy to bleach out the stains from muddy paws.

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  16. You did such a great job...check out my couch @ ormsbyorganizedchaos.blogspot.com...I think your ottoman would be a perfect match for my couch!

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