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Pop Art Pouf
Looking to add something bright to your living room that is also functional? Your pop art pouf can be used as a foot stool, a table, or a seat for guests.

Posted by bobbinandbaste from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See bobbinandbaste's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 1
    Step 1

    This photo will give you an idea of the materials you will need to make your pouf. You can use any mid-heavy weight fabric but I think cotton twill fabric works best.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 1: Decide how big you would like your pouf and using a compass draw the circle to that size on tracing paper. Make sure to add an additional 2cm to the diameter to allow for a 1cm seam allowance. I bought a very cheap compass from a stationery store which did the trick. To get a size big enough just move the position of the pencil in the compass. My circle was 44.5cm in diameter.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 2: Cut the circle out of the tracing paper and then pin the circle in place on the fabric and cut out the top of the pouf.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 3: The bottom of the pouf is where you will insert the zipper in a centre seam. Because you will be inserting a zipper you will need to add an additional 1.5cm to the seam edges in the centre.

    To create this, fold your circle pattern piece in half and place it on the fold of your material 1.5cm away from the edge of the fold.

    Cut out the half circle and then cut down the middle where the fabric fold is. You will then end up with two half circles.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 4: Insert the zipper following the instructions from my How to insert a regular zipper tutorial.

  • Step 6

    Step 5: Now you will need to cut out the fabric for the sides of the pouf. It is up to you how high you want your pouf. I cut mine out with a 38cm width which includes the 1cm seam allowance.
    To determine how long your rectangle of fabric will need to be for the sides, use the following calculation: Diameter of the circle x 3.14cm – 2cm seam allowance.

    The length of fabric may end up being wider than the fabric you have and that’s OK. Just cut out another rectangle and sew them together to get the length you need.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 6: Mark the length of the required fabric with washable fabric crayons onto the fabric and match up the lines & pin. You should have now pinned a circular piece of fabric.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 7: Sew the two layers of fabric together using the drawn line as a guide. Once you have sewn the seam, finish it with a overlocker/serger or zig zag stitch, and then press it flat.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 9
    Step 9

    Step 8: You will now need to pin the pouf top onto the sides. Once pinned in place, sew the seam using a 1cm seam allowance.

    Once you have sewn the seam press with a very hot iron.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 10
    Step 10

    Step 9: Repeat Step 8 for the bottom of the pouf and when doing so, keep the zipper closed.

  • How to make a floor cushion. Pop Art Pouf - Step 11
    Step 11

    Step: Now your pouf is sewn up, it is ready to be filled. You can choose from a range of fillings – your choice will depend a little on what you want to use the pouf for. If you want a firmer poof, use rags and/or pieces of foam.

    If you want a medium firmness, bean bag filling is best. If you want it to be softer almost like a pillow, polyester stuffing will work best. For mine I used bean bag filling.

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Meghan E.
Meghan E. · Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, CA · 9 projects
So cute. LOVE the fabric.
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