Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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re-upholstered ottomans

Need a fresh new look to your home décor, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg on new furniture? Give re-upholstering a try! Read below to learn how to freshen up your old ottoman's into new-ish, showroom-worthy, furniture.
Step 1
Unscrew legs from each ottoman.
Step 2

Now, you will need to remove the fabric currently on your ottoman(s). To do this:

   -  Remove the cambric fabric (the fabric on the underside of upholstered furniture) gently, with a screwdriver, and use pliers to remove the staples.


TIP: 
If the cambric fabric is in good condition, you can save it to reuse. If not, you will need to purchase 1 yard if your ottoman is similar in size to the one shown.

   -  Using pliers and a screwdriver, gently remove the staples holding the upholstery fabric to the bottom of each ottoman.
   -  Using the seam ripper, open all of the seams in the upholstery until you have separate pieces. As you do this, notice how the pieces fit together.


TIP: 
If it is a difficult pattern, makes notes or take pictures with your phone.

   -  Iron each of the original upholstery fabric pieces. You’ll use these as your pattern to cut the new upholstery fabric.
Step 3
Lay the old upholstery pieces on the new fabric. Be sure to line them up with the straight of the grain. Pin them in place.
Step 4
Cut out the pieces.
Step 5
Sew the pieces with the right-sides together just as they came apart with the same width of seam allowance. Trim seams, clip corners and press seams open.
Step 6
Turn the upholstery right-side out and slip over the ottoman(s). It should have a snug fit.
Step 7

Turn the ottoman(s) upside-down. Staple the fabric along the edge of the underside while pulling it taut and fold in corner.

TIP: The easiest way to do this is to work on opposite sides at the same time, stapling back and forth across the sides.

Step 8

Cover the underside with the cambric you’ve saved (or purchased) and match the holes in the fabric to those in the wood underside.

TIP: If you bought new cambric, measure the area you want to cover and add a couple of inches to both directions. Iron that extra under. Staple to the underside of the ottoman, using a tool to poke a hole through the fabric where the legs will screw to the bottom.

Step 9
Staple the cambric to the wood in a few places.
Step 10
Screw the legs back into the underside.

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