Is it time to give your ottoman a face lift or just new clothes?
Learn the Art of Slipcovering an Ottoman. Explore several options of fitting ottoman covers, undergarments for out of shape covers and more. There are many hands-on classes and online classes for sewing ottomans. Take a Online Ottoman Class with Karen or call Claudia at 623-878-7350.
The number one problem with a ottoman is that it usually becomes lopsided or crooked. In this case we normally create a undergarment that fits like a old fashions girdle, the ottoman needs something to hold the foam cushion while straightening the shape.
There are several methods of slipcovering ottomans, especially when you apply the boxing around the sides. You can not cut a square piece of fabric for the top and expect it fit. Most ottomans have rounded corners and all 4 corners are never the same.
When making a undergarment we normally use Interlining which is a heavy flannel fabric. After sizing and sewing the undergarment you can steam the fabric and shrink it a little bit more or place the undergarment onto the ottoman and shrink to fit. There are times that you will need to put a full Dacron wrap around the ottoman and add the undergarment over the top. I finish the undergarment by serging all seams and edges.
The Green ottoman below needed a undergarment before slipcovering, we were able to tighten up the slouchy appearance.
This is a leather ottoman with no cushion and needed a slipcover to protect it from the Great Dane Dog. This Ottoman was in nice condition and did not need a undergarment.
This Ottoman required the boxing strip to be made first and then we pulled the top fabric down under the boxing strip and pin the two together. When the fit was perfect we then stitch the boxing strip to the top fabric by stitching in the ditch along the welt cording.
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