Two nursery projects down, two more to go!
- Crib skirt
- Changing table
I made a 24" ottoman for the nursery using Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillow pattern. I'll have to post another picture of it next to the chair for scale, it's actually quite large. I found the pattern to be simple and straightforward. There are only two pattern pieces, the side panel and top panel.
Similar ottomans sell for around $100 on etsy, but if you're willing and able to make your own you could do it for around $40, depending on the cost of your fabric. This thing requires a ton of polyfil, which adds up. I was skeptical that I would need all 120 oz of polyfil recommended in the pattern, but you really do need that much. I found the best price at Walmart, where you can get a 50 oz bag for under $9.
I closed the ottoman up with a slip stitch but you could add a zipper if you wanted the cover to be removable. I plan to use this as a footrest while nursing, but it will also make a great floor cushion when baby girl gets older.