Outdoor Ottoman

3 Materials
$70
4 Hours
Medium

We have enjoyed our outdoor area very much this summer. The longer we spend time out there, I realize an ottoman would be helpful. Sooo I decided to make one.

outdoor ottoman

These are the primary supplies-thrift store pillows, wicker vinyl and velcro.

outdoor ottoman

I sketched out the pattern based on the measurements of the pillows.

outdoor ottoman

Fabric cut out.

outdoor ottoman

Bottom fabric pieces cut out.

outdoor ottoman

I pinned and sewed the bottom pieces on.

outdoor ottoman

I used leather sewing machine needles when sewing vinyl.

outdoor ottoman

Sewing the bottom on.

outdoor ottoman

I pinned the corners together and sewed until I reached the start of the bottom piece.

outdoor ottoman

I pinned the velcro on the bottom pieces/flaps.

outdoor ottoman

I pinned the sides of the bottom pieces/flaps and sewed them for a more finished look.

outdoor ottoman

After sewing all the fabric, I put the pillows inside. I originally planned to use 4 pillows but it wasn’t as full as I wanted, so I added 1 more.

outdoor ottoman

The left pic is me closing the first flaps and the right pic is me closing the second set of flaps. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to do to sets, I did because I wanted to cover the bottom pillow as much as possible because we get a lot of rain.

outdoor ottoman

Finished product!

outdoor ottoman

Looks like I’ll have to make another one!:)

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  • Jill Bagley
    on Jul 29, 2019

    What a cute idea! And I am new to sewing so I didn’t know to use a leather needle for vinyl so that’s good to know!

  • PJones
    on Jul 29, 2019

    Welcome to the club. You are going to love sewing.

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