Friday, November 12, 2010

Mitered Ottoman

My client was debating on choosing a different fabric for this ottoman, because she wasn't sure about the stripes. So I held off on starting it for a few days, to see what she decided. As I was working one day, it dawned on me that we could do 4 triangles and sew and X seam and make the stripes match up to look like a square. I loved the idea and was excited to share it with my client....she said she trusted me and to go for it.

We used the dark brown stripe in the fabric for the piping, and decided to make the very center part of the dark stripe rather than the light section. The ottoman was perfectly square, so our plan worked and I love the way it turned out....stripes with out being stripes.

Ottoman before. Leather, but she wanted to bring in some more color since the sectional was also leather.


Close up of after showing the X seam from corner to corner

Showing the whole room with other pillows on the couch that we did.


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Cheri said...

Very cool - great job!

LBT said...

Nicely done. Very creative, out of the box thinking and it looks
gr8! Love the pillows, 2, really makes the whole scene. Gr8 job!!!

Unknown said...

Wow! It looks great! I thrifted an old ottoman this past summer and was thinking about trying to reupholster it, but now I think maybe making a slipcover for it would be easier.

~ The Speckled Dog

Stacy of KSW said...

It looks great! Wish I had one of these in our living room ... maybe I just got an idea for my next floor pillow :)

FineArtPainting said...

very well done! good for you. what a lovely room you have now.


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is beautiful! Great job. I read your blog a while ago and you've inspired me to fight for my own dream of helping my family with my own business. Thanks for having the guts to stick with your dream, and for sharing it with the world. Truly an inspiration!

AllieMakes! said...

It turned out AWESOME! Excellent job!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!