I wanted to make an ottoman out-of-this-world fabric and I had a hard time at first figuring out how to do it, but I finally got it made, how I did it here are the materials and supplies that you’ll need for your ottoman here are the finished dimensions of my ottoman you’ll need to cut your boards according to the sizes that you need painter stained, the four legs for the ottoman to make your box drill and screw the four boards together at the corners Using the one and a half inch screws use three screws for each of the corners put one of the four by four cut boards in each corner of the box. Using the three-inch screws attached, the four by four boards by screwing them into each corner. Three screws on one side and three on the other place the center support in the Box, making sure that it’s centered screw the center support to the box in three places on each end place the foam and plywood on top of the batting.
The batting needs to be cut big enough to staple, on top of the board staple the batting to the top of the plywood stapling once in the center of each side and then from the center out to each corner on each side, where the batting meets in the corners staple at an angle on each side of the batting and then with your scissors, cut off the excess batting, also cut off the excess batting on each of the sides. I like to pre-line my upholstered pieces with flannel before stapling on the fabric. You need to cut the inner lining big enough to be stapled to the top of the plywood. This is an optional step staple the inner lining to the plywood the same way as the batting starting in the center of each side. You want to make sure that you’re pulling the inner lining tight staple from the center out to each corner on each of the sides. You want to make sure, when you’re safe telling, that your staples are right next to each other, stop stapling about two inches from each of the corners. Take the six fabric at the corner and pull back tightly put a staple right in the center of the corner and then with your fingers, gather up the fabric on each side of that staple and then staple down the gathers you cut off the excess flannel inner lining the flannel inner lining helps round at the corners of the foam and makes it easier to staple on the fabric, lay the fabric wrong side up and lay the top of the ottoman on top of it cut.
The fabric big enough to be stapled to the top of the plywood staple the fabric to the top of the plywood in the center of each side, then staple each side, stopping about two inches from each corner at each of the corners pull the fabric straight back And staple in the center of the corner then make a pleat or a small pleat and then a large pleat on each side of that staple. Once you’ve made the pleat, then you can staple it down then cut off the fabric close to the staples. When you get to each of the corners, you can make a V cut out of the fabric in the seam allowance of the cording, and that will help the cording go around the corner better. Once you’re done, cutting the V then simply staple the cording in place to join the courting together, clip the right side of the courting so that it meets the left side evenly wrap the excess fabric around the left side of the courting, so that it covers up the end and then staple it in place.
the courting adds a nice finished edge to the ottoman. But again, it’s optional cut enough batting to go all the way around the box, starting at one corner place, the batting, even with the corner and even with the bottom of the box staple the batting in place on all four sides and then cut off the excess batting at the last corner cut off the excess batting along the top edge to cover the batting with flannel inner lining stapling along the top and bottom edges make a loop of fabric that is long enough to go around the outside of the box. You’ll have two teams that are on opposite corners from each other. The fabric needs to be wide enough to be stapled along the top and the bottom edges staple the fabric to the edges of the box on all four sides, and also on the top and bottom edges, trim away the excess fabric and apply a gimp trim to cover the raw edges of the fabric, this is an optional step place. The plywood foam part of the ottoman on the table with the plywood side up then place the box part of the ottoman on top of it, with the center support board. Next to the plywood screw the center support board to the plywood making sure to screw the boards together in several places, screw the leg plates to each of the four by four corners screw on each of the four legs to each of the plates on every corner.