Tuesday, September 27, 2011
DIY: Pretty Pouf
I think I'm a bit behind on this trend bandwagon, but after seeing so many poufs in design lately I thought it would be fun to make a couple. This is by far one of the easiest projects I've done lately.
First, go to the Better Homes and Gardens site and download the pouf template. Print it out, cut out the pieces, tape together and you're good to go.
Next, lay your template out on your fabric. I used some leftover fabric I had from when I reupholstered Eloise. Then I sewed my pieces together and followed the instructions for filling the pouf.
Now this is where I disagree with the instructions. They suggest filling the pouf with fabric scraps, old clothes, old towels and sheets, whatever you can get your hands on. I did this for my first pouf and while it seems to be a great idea in theory, I found that it made my pouf very heavy and too lumpy. So (after these pictures were taken) I went back and re-stuffed my pouf with fiberfil (you can get it at just about any craft store).
This is how the pouf turned out. I made another one for my office in a different fabric. By the time I made the one for my office I knew I wanted to stuff the pouf with fiberfil so I bought four 32 ounce bags and used about 3 and a half bags worth of the stuff.
Anyway, besides that, I really found this project easy and I love how the poufs turned out. They're very functional for footrests but also for when you have a lot of people over and you run out of space on the couch, your guests can just pop a squat on a pouf instead of on the floor!