Then cut the throw rugs into squares a few inches larger than the milk crate.
The seams are exposed and supposed to show all the stitching and look a little rough, so I just did a round stitch all along the edges...so simple!
The one step I WISH I'd taken but didn't was to use my sewing machine just to stitch a "fray stop" seam along the CUT edges of the rug before I handstitched the pieces together...this would have prevented the slight loosening and fraying of the weave that has happened to mine after the fact. See what I mean? Live and learn.
I like that way the seams are all a little rough and frayed and chunky....
Here's the finished look! This little ottoman took almost no time, no money, and has been invaluable to me during countless hours of nursing and rocking my little babe :)