Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Drop Cloth Slipcovers
When we turned our office into a nursery, these ottomans found there way into the living room as our coffee table. I found them on major clearance at Target, and they didn't "Match" their new home, so I thought I would attempt to MAKE slipcovers for them. This should be easy, right? It's just 5 squares.
I will spare you the how to pics.
1. I didn't take any.
2. If you sew for real, they would make you cringe, if said pics actually existed.
I couldn't commit to a pattern or even a color when it came to choosing fabric. I have a 4 year old little boy that likes to lay all over these. Eat snacks on them. And who knows what else. I decided that I needed something EXTREMELY durable. I chose drop cloths.
1. They are durable and washable.
2. If I hated them or they didn't fit right, I hadn't wasted much money.
Here are a few tips if you attempt to make these.
1. Make sure you wash and dry them first.
2. Measure, measure, and measure.
3. If you like to sew the lazy way like me, you can cut them so that you use the hemmed side at the bottom of each piece and you don't have to actually hem them.
What about you? Have you made anything using the drop cloths that Layla made famous?
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