What is the one thing we all can't wait to do when we get home from a long day?
Put your feet up.
An ottoman, or pouf, is one of the most versatile pieces of furniture that you can have in your home. It is light, easy to move around and adds a bright pop of color or a fun pattern to your decor.
They can be moved around from room to room, sat upon, leaned against and yes, they prop your feet up when it's time for a hot cuppa and a good book.
Check out these easy tutorials from no-sew to the savvy seamstress:
No Sew Ottoman Slip Cover
I love no-sew, especially because I don't have a sewing machine. This tutorial is for covering an ottoman you already have. Maybe the fabric is old and tattered, maybe you just want to switch it up a bit.
Kellie at Gratefully Vintage breathes some life back into her old ottoman with this 2 yards of this beautiful fabric, a staple gun and a friend.
This project doesn't take much time, but will require a bit of teamwork to stretch the fabric tightly over your ottoman.
Home and Garden Television, Fabric Pouf Ottoman
This tutorial comes with a downloadable pattern and plenty of pictures to refer to. Round Poufs can be tricky, and cutting the pieces to the right side is a key step. Just take your time. I love that they recommend re-purposing towels and sheets as stuffing - it's a great way to save some money and be environmentally friendly!
Sewing zippers and piping can be a little tricky, and this design has both. If you love a challenge or are a sewing machine master, then this one is for you.
The pictures are great and the steps are easy to follow. Find a fabulous fabric and get to work!
Video Tutorial - Difficulty: Medium
These tutorials by Onlinefabricstore.net are awesome. Her instructions are clear and it is easy to pause and play as you complete each step.
There is some sewing involved, but it's easy to do - you're basically just making one long strip and then sewing it onto two large squares.
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