I wanted a little ottoman or two for the basement playroom and had been to a few garage sales looking for something that I could recover. I saw two coolers for 25 cents each and figured since they only needed to be sturdy enough for Addilyn to stand and climb on, they would work. I already had fabric which makes this project just about free.
If you've read any of my tutorials before you know that I rarely measure things and thankfully this time was no different. I started by cutting a long rectangle that could go over the top and cover the two smaller sides.
I then cut out two pieces that fit the opposite sides.
I hemmed all four sides by ironing about a fourth of an inch and sewing them down.
I laid the long piece face down on the cooler and then pinned the first side. It was nice because I could line up the stripes. Then I sewed the three sides. The corners were the trickiest for me, and I'm sure they are not perfect but close enough!
Take a break when your baby wakes up for a nap and start again when she goes to bed.
I made the other one and it went even faster having done it once already. I love how they turned out!