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.
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.
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.
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.
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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