Easy Denim ottoman slipcover

For Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special, week 3 Anything Goes, I thought I would show this ottoman that I made a  denim slipcover for. We've been pretty busy here with all the trick-or-treaters (we get over 150 kiddos) so I'm reusing some photos  from earlier in the summer. I have since made pillows for this little bench at the end of our bed, but I need to upload the photos.
 White denim was the fabric I decided on and I'm very happy with it. So easy to wash when the kids spill the food or drinks they are not supposed to bring into our room.
This was the ottoman/bench that my friend from work gave me. The velvet fabric was in great shape but I was wanting something a little more neutral.
It was really quite easy to sew, just a simple gathered piece sewn onto a semi-fitted top. For those of you with access to a sewing machine and afraid to sew, this is by no means a pro job. Everything was fitted by eye, no pattern and all sewing involved straight lines. Pin, pin, pin and sew. You can see photos of the pinning here.
Be sure to stop by Funky Junk Interiors hosted by the fabulous Donna to see the rest of this weeks Saturday Nite Specials. And if H1N1 is in your area, take care and be well!

Edited to add Jan.2010: I'm linking up to Angie at ThreadNeedleStudio's Slipcover Show-Off Linky Party.

Edited to add March 2012: How cool that this post was part of Saturday Night Special #3 way back in 2009! I'm now linking it to SNS #125 Special-benches. Thanks for the weekly fun, Donna!


  1. I love denim slipcovers. I wanted to have one of my sofas slipped covered in denim but I changed my mind. Wish I hadn't!

  2. That looks so great! I wish I could sew. You did a fabulous job on this. laurie

  3. I've never heard of white denim brfore. Your slipcover is gorgeous and I'm sure the fabric will be very durable!

  4. Your slip cover totally changed the style of your bench ~ in a great way! Love the shabby chic look and denim is so practical with little ones! ~Ashley

  5. So shabby chic and gorgeous! Love that ruffled edge.

  6. LOVE! Love this! The ruffle without a doubt takes it to the next level! Truely lovely!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #3. :)

    Funky Junk Donna

  7. way better! white denim is something i forget to think about...yay, denim!

  8. Hooray for slipcovers! Great mind think alike, we were both in the same mode this week :)

  9. I never thought of white denim. It looks great! You make it look so easy...sigh...


  10. Wow! Looks fantastic!
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  11. This bench turned out beautiful. The pleated ruffle is adorable. I'm sewing white demim slipcovers for a woman's living room furniture. I love working with this fabric! I'm glad to know it washes well as slipcovers. She said she wants to be able to do that.

  12. Wow, that's so great! It looks wonderful! I'm so glad you stopped by, I'm following you now too. :-)


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