Wednesday, June 17, 2009


One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update your living room or bedroom is with a new ottoman slipcover. The cover above has always reminded me of a dessert.
This is the first ottoman slipcover I ever did.
You can't tell the size of this ottoman from the picture, but it was absolutely huge - 42" square! That's about twice the size of a 'normal' one. I love the way I perfectly matched the stripes. It wasn't easy, but it sure turned out nicely.
This was a strange way to do the cover. The designer actually wanted the welting to match the fabric, which was really tricky to do. This is also an ottoman that has a removable cushion. Most just look like the 'cushion' should come off the base.
A small foot stool
Usually on round ottomans you need a gathered skirt because there are no corners. Doing this kind of boxed pleats allows for a more tailored look.
The fabric on this ottoman makes it hard to really see, but just the corners on it are gathered. The rest of the skirt is flat.
Ottomans are the only piece of furniture that I don't actually cut on site. I just take the measurements and then cut it out at home.


Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Hi Tamerie,

I love ottoman's and that second one is divine! You're so talented and I love everything you do.

My Shabby Roses said...

You do amazing work!
Matching those stripe, I don't know if I would have even tried to do a slipcover like that.

Shab-n-Chic said...

When I saw that first one, I immediately thought CAKE! Hahaha...
So cute. A customer came in today and asked for your card. :)

Tattered Goods said...

Hi Tamerie!
I love the lil creammy short ottoman, super sweet! I am in Missouri & i am just about out of funds (yikes!) i still have oer a week left and i haven't gone to every store yet :)


Moonspinner said...

I saw that first ottoman on Miss frenchs' sidebar, just had to have a closer look, I LOVE it. lovely site too :)

Moonspinner said...

You are so very sweet to comment so kindly, you really are!!

I'll be back ... (sounds like arnie)

Nora Johnson said...

Just came across yr blog via Karyn-French Charming‘s lovely site and had to comment after reading a few previous posts! Love its title and images.

Hope to be back again soon to take a closer look at earlier posts!

PS Lovely ottomans!

Take care,


Maija said...

You are sooooo good Tamerie!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I just came across your blog and love your work. I have been promising myself that I would slipcover my living room furniture for the past 3 summers and you have definitely given me the inspiration to do it. It's obvious with all of your experience you have gotten fabulous at it. I do have one question for you. When you cut and pin your pieces, how much seam allowance to you leave? the things I have done, it seems like I always have a little too much and end up taking them in, probably because I am paranoid about cutting too small and having to start over. If you could answer on your blog or email I would greatly appreciate your advice.

Bryanna Lenan said...

Seriously, sister, you are Talented with a capital "T".

Angie said...

Wonderful! I just love doing ottomans.

Valerie said...

Tamerie, there's always something new going on in your "shop/house" I'll know who to call when I'm ready for slipcovers!

Jeanneoli said...

I have never tried this yet. I love the white one.

Janet said...

The one with the stripes is amazing! You are one talented gal!