This past week hubby and I made a couple of Ottomans. Got the great idea from a tutorial that Marty did awhile ago over at "A Stroll Thru Life". We needed one to use with our new sofa. I'll be getting a matching chair, but won't pay $399.00 for the ottoman that goes with it. Besides that, our living room is too small for both a bigger chair and big ottoman! Our living room is only 11' x 16', so is rather narrow!
We made two ottomans, a smaller one we'll keep, and a larger one for Leah for her birthday. Also made her some tapistry pillows, (she took them home already!). The smaller one is 14"x18" and the other one is 22"x22". In our small living room, the small one is just fine. Leah has a lot of open space in her living room to use the big one.
Sewed a piping that goes between the box and the top cushion.
I found these little feet at the upholstry place in Fargo, but they didn't have bigger diameter ones that I wanted for the bigger ottoman. I'm lucky to have a handy hubby to make them. His turned out so good, that he now has the job of making more!My ottomans are a little different than the one Marty did her tutorial on. I made a top with a fitted seam instead of folding at the corners. With solid colored material, I couldn't get the fold to look good, and with the faux suade the thickness became a problem. So I used a seam at the top, and top stitched it. The only folds are where I turned the material under the board at the corners, then stapled it all around. I had some trouble with the folds on the larger one; and redid it several times! It still puckered a little, but with use , ha ha! and in the dark, no one will notice!
In daylight, the color seems brighter red. Of course, each brush of the hand, or blanket, makes it lighter or darker. A suede characteristic.