IKEA Hack | Cushions Turn Ottoman


This budget friendly project is super easy and takes only an hour to make. I've had this project in the back of my mind for a while now and when I was at IKEA over the weekend I found some cushion covers that I thought would be perfect for it.  I love denim for home decor but of course any square cushion cover would work. What gives it it's nice pouf is the feather pillow insert.  This is a fun project and would be great for a dorm, a rec room, kids bedroom or take it outside!  Here's how it's made.

What You Need:
6 Cushion Inserts (we used the FJADRAR feather inserts 50x50 cm (20x20")
6 ORMKAKTUS
Sewing Machine (but also could be hand sewn as well)
Thread
Scissors





How to make:

Unzip all cushion covers. Pin one side of one cushion cover to another.  Because our cushion covers had a white seam that we liked and wanted to be on the outside of our final ottoman, we pinned so that we would sew so that the seam was on the outside. But you could also sew so the seam is in the inside if you prefer. Using a sewing machine, sew along the outside of the sewn seam and sew the two covers together. Continue with the other covers, pinning sides and sewing sides until you have a complete square. Make sure when sewing the sides together that you don't sew shut the zippered sides.  Sew on the inside of all the zippered sides so that you'll be able to stuff pillows into all sides (see images below). Tip: Make sure to secure ends with sewing machine by sewing and reverse a few stitches before going forward. Add last cover to the bottom sewing all sides (with open zippers). Note: Corners will not be able to be sewn inside the zippers. Finish off sewing corners by hand to close. Insert cushions. 



pin


sew along the outside


These two cushions zipper sides are now sewn together.


This is what the cushions will look like with four sides finished.












Jan Halvarson

3 comments:

Sol de Noche deco crochet said...

You're so creative!!! It doesn't look like it's made of different cushions
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//Terhi said...

Wau. I have these cushions, lovely DIY idea.

AZ Barbara said...

What goes inside the "box" to prevent it from collapsing when someone puts their feet on it or sits on it?

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