Saturday, June 12, 2010


My latest project was recovering an ottoman that was well used and very unattractive -
I don't think it ever was attractive - just functional!

I'll show you the after first!

It looks a little bit puckery in the pictures
but not in real life!

I used one of the grain sacks that I got at the flea market last weekend.

I like the "minimum weight 80 lbs"!

pigs do fly!

Here's the before - it had been in hiding for about 4 years.

I used a heavy canvas fabric - pinned it inside out
and then sewed it all together.

then I made this pleated ruffle to go on the bottom.

a lot of pinning!

and last, I top stitched the grain sack to the top.

Now, anyone who weighs at least 80 lbs can sit on this ottoman!


  1. Oh Wow! Love the transformation!!!! Especially the pleated ruffle you did!!

    80 lb weight!


  2. Bravo! You have a great eye and I love your choice of the grain sack.

  3. This is soooo cute! I like the slipcover style you used. I think I may do mine that way. Did you use welting? It's hard to tell in the pics. It looks just great!