July 23, 2014

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Sewing Storage Ottoman

Hi everybody! This week's craft is a fun little storage ottoman! It's part of our current series of "sewing studio" crafts -- but you could just as easily use it to store art supplies, shoes, or anything else your doll has...

You'll need fabric, batting, ribbon, and of course a plastic container to be the base for your ottoman. I'm using an old cottage cheese container -- the 24 oz size seemed to be just about right for this project. And did I mention you'll want your hot glue gun? 

Glue a few layers of batting onto the lid, to give it a nice soft rounded top. Then, cover it with fabric, and glue the fabric down on the back side. Stretch it gently as you glue, to avoid getting wrinkles. 

Trim out any excess bits of fabric, and then glue in a second piece of fabric to cover the underside.

Check the fit of your newly-covered lid to the container; if yours has a plastic lip around the top of the container, like mine did, trim it down a little so that the lid will still fit on. 

Cover the base of the container with fabric, inside and out. I find this works best by cutting a large-ish rectangle, gluing it down, trimming off the extra, and then gluing on a circle of fabric to cover the bottom.

Ruffle time! Fold your ruffle strip in half, and then glue it down, pleating as you go; make sure the raw edges are towards the top of the container.

Then, glue on a ribbon to cover the raw edges, and tie the ends neatly in a bow. 

Pop the lid on, and you're done! A finished ottoman, ready to load up with a bunch of stuff for your doll.

Now, in case you were wondering -- this ottoman is going to be part of a mega-giveaway later on in the summer! So, craft away, and stay tuned for that in the future....

 

Thanks for following along, and have fun with this!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


19 Comments

 Gail Graham
Gail Graham

April 15, 2016

Really cute!

Melinda A
Melinda A

April 15, 2016

Sandy, if you have OneNote (part of Microsoft office), you can send this page to OneNote (look on the pull down menu under Tools in Internet Explorer). Or you may have the option to “print” to OneNote, instead of to paper. This is such a cute idea. Now I have something useful to make with those margarine tubs I hate to throw away.

Sandy
Sandy

April 15, 2016

Can you download this to your computer so you can make it later?

Bobbie
Bobbie

April 15, 2016

So cute! I’ve got to try this.

jeannie neff
jeannie neff

April 15, 2016

This is so cute. I want to make one with my grand daughter. Thanks so much.

Chloe
Chloe

December 19, 2015

Super cute! Thanks!

AngiePangie
AngiePangie

September 19, 2014

This is super cute! Will be a fun little project for my daughter!! :)

Melodie Davis
Melodie Davis

September 12, 2014

What a cute idea. I am going to make several of these and give as gifts.

Liz Webster
Liz Webster

September 07, 2014

Love this, think I’ll have to make two, one for my granddaughter and one for me!
Thanks.

Irene
Irene

July 31, 2014

Love this idea!

CECELIA
CECELIA

July 31, 2014

This would make a great group project for girls on a playdate. Thanks!

Carlena
Carlena

July 30, 2014

I love all the sewing room projects !!! I may have to do some of these containers just to keep my own sewing supplies in for my Craft room.

Grandma B
Grandma B

July 25, 2014

Absolutely darling, Useful, cycling up, and my granddaughter and I can make it together!! Thanks for sharing.

Paula M
Paula M

July 25, 2014

This is adorable!! I will have to make one of these the first chance I get!!

Liese
Liese

July 25, 2014

That is so clever! I am definitely making one of these… Thank you!

Kelly
Kelly

July 23, 2014

So adorable, and yet useful as well. Your ideas are so creative. I especially like that it uses recycled items. Thanks!

Kelly
Kelly

July 23, 2014

So adorable, and yet useful as well. Your ideas are so creative. I especially like that it uses recycled items. Thanks!

Anna
Anna

July 23, 2014

This is so cute! I can’t wait to make this for my dolls. :)

Marian
Marian

July 23, 2014

I love this! Cannot wait to make one for my granddaughter!!!

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