Large Textured Ottoman/Bench

I stopped taking a lot of  slipcover work when Mom got sick, but when an old time client called and needed some pieces slipcovered due to a wedding, I couldn’t let her down.

This piece is a large ottoman–more like a bench if you ask me.  The upholstery is very textured–almost like a carpet.

textured bench

textured bench

I was initially concerned when I saw this piece.  That is a lot of texture to cover with a slipcover.  But it was needless worry, as she chose a nice weight fabric that covered the texture beautifully.

slip covered bench

slip covered bench

She asked to keep it simple–no cording and just a hemmed bottom.  I gave her the no cording, just topstitched the seams.  But the hemmed bottom looked unfinished in my eyes.  So I took a chance and did something else.

banded finish

banded finish

I banded the bottom instead.  I think it still has a simple look, but much more finished looking.  And she was very happy with it.  I knew she would be.

bench slipcover

bench slipcover

It has been so long since I’ve made a slipcover, this took longer than usual, but it also felt good to just take whatever time it needed and not feel so rushed.  Maybe I’ll do more soon.

 

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