upholstery basics: boxed ottoman
Cut a piece of foam big enough to cover the top of your table and follow Steps 3 and 4 from Dining Chair Do-Over to cut it to size. Spray glue on the bottom of the foam and the top of the coffee table/plywood and stick the foam down.
Measure the thickness of your padding (mine is 5u2033) and add an extra 2u2033 for pulling and stapling. Attach the boxing all the way around the four sides, making sure to match your pattern. Boxed Cushion Sewing Instructions: 16. Place the ends of the boxing together. Determine where the seam should be by pinching the flange.
How do you make an ottoman top?
Making a Simple Upholstered Ottoman
- Step 1: Gather the materials.
- Step 2: Assemble the Base.
- Step 3: Add the Sides.
- Step 4: Attach the Feet Battens.
- Step 5: Cut the Foam for the Cushion.
- Step 6: Add Batting.
- Step 7: Cut and Attach Top Fabric.
- Step 8: Staple Top Fabric and Add Side Fabric.
How do you put fabric on a ottoman?
Place the ottoman on its side on top of the fabric, right-side down, and make sure there is enough fabric to cover it. You can wrap it around the entire ottoman to make sure it fits, or measure one side and multiply by four.
Can you turn a regular ottoman into a storage ottoman?
You can easily convert a regular ottoman into a storage unit if you have one.
How much fabric do I need to cover an ottoman?
Divide the measurement by 36 to get the number of yards required; for example, if the pattern pieces cover a 72-inch-long area of floor, divide 72 by 36 to get 2, which is the number of yards of 54-inch-wide fabric required for the ottoman.
What is the best fabric for an ottoman?
Cotton or linen u2013 ideally with a removable cover for easy machine washing u2013 are the best options if you have children or pets who are likely to rub up against or crawl over your ottoman.
How do I turn my coffee table into an ottoman?
Make an Upholstered Storage Ottoman out of an Old Coffee Table
- Determine Height and Cut Legs.
- Create Storage Box.
- Cover the Ottoman’s Sides.
- Mark Pattern for Tufting.
- Add Foam and Batting.
- Prep Fabric Cover.