Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Round Ottoman Slipcover

 You will probably remember the ticking couch in the background from a previous post.   My customer had been searching Craigslist for a large round ottoman with no luck.  She contacted me after she had this custom ottoman frame built to her specifications. Of course I had to get a picture of Jack, my customers dog, looking cute posing on top of the ottoman.


I asked my customer if she would like to meet at Schindlers Fabrics, a great local fabric shop, that has been in business since 1938.The following is from Schindlers website:

 Since 1938, Schindlers’ has been servicing the greater Cleveland area in home decor, quality re-upholstery, custom made products for the home, office and marine use. We have our retail store, upholstery and drapery shop and workrooms on-site, and we have been a discount and wholesale outlet for designers and upholsterers in the Cleveland area for decades. We stock over 300,000 yards of home fashion fabrics all first quality. Our extensive line includes silks, sheers, tapestries, velvets, cottons, linens, mohair, chenilles, crewels, canvas, vinyls, commercial upholstery and trims. We have a fabric for every budget.

 With the wide variety of fabrics at Schindlers she was sure to find what she wanted.   My customer purchased all the fabrics and trim for the ottoman except for the skirt from Schindlers.

I upholstered the top of the ottoman.  She wanted the bottom untouched so she could use the storage underneath. 
My customer requested a tuft in the center of the top.  I offered her the option of using a snap. The snap lets the slipcover be removed easily for dry cleaning.  My friend Dede O'Hair is the owner of Workroom Buttons  which specializes in providing the custom workroom industry with an informed and educated source for covered button supplies and equipment.  I sent the top of the slipcover to Dede and she set the snap for me since I do not have the equipment to do it myself.  She also supplied me with the snap screw which I had my husband screw into the center of the frame.  I then upholstered around the snap.


Again, I used the awesome Quick Pleater for the boxed pleats. Here is a video on how the quick pleater works.

Quick Pleater Video

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  1. How fun is that! Awesome job as usual Tessy.

  2. Great work!! I love the "tufting snap". I think you just taught me something :) I, too, love the quick pleater. A great invention. Again, very nice work.