However, free doesn't always match.
I got this ottoman and matching chair when we re-did our showroom vignettes at work a few years ago. The chair immediately got covered in a purchased slipcover, but I didn't know what to do for the ottoman. It doesn't match anything in my house, but it has good lines and is a perfect size. I covered it with a throw blanket and called it a day for the longest time.
Then came the blogging. I read all about slipcovers over at Pink and Polka Dot. I decided I needed to slipcover this ottoman. It was SCREAMING at me for help.
So, I took my self to Hobby Lobby. (DANGEROUS!) I found some cotton duck that seemed like it would stand up well to frequent washing to remove drool and dog hair.
I also bought welt cord to define the top of the slipcover.
Wash and dry your fabric in HOT water so you pre-shrink it. Then I ironed it to flatten it out.
I cut rectangles approximately the size of the sides and top, and pin fit them.
Here's the finished beauty! I'm so proud of myself! I think I may be able to tackle the chairs next. After I complete a few things on my to-do list, of course.
9/15/10: I linked up to Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts