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August 27, 2012

DIY: Floor Poof Tutorial

Friends, this stack of fabric that was headed to Goodwill has come in so handy! When I saw this tutorial for a floor cushion, I knew that it was a “must make”. So, I headed to my trusty fabric stash and picked this yummy turquoise fabric.

My mom helped me make this project! Actually, it was more like 70/30 and she was the 70. : )

We cut out two 22″ circles and the rectangular part that I used for the sides of the cushion. The original tutorial made the circles 17″, so we just sized up. We also made it taller than the original tutorial. I hope my instructions aren’t too confusing, but there are super clear instructions on the original tutorial here.

I pinned the piping to the edge of the circles (fabric should be right-side-up). This project took about 5 yards of piping.

Then, my mom stitched the piping down. It’s much easier if you use a zipper foot on your machine.

I pinned the rectangular piece of fabric to one of the circles, right sides together…

…and my mom sewed it. I was on pinning duty, she was on sewing duty. We make a great team.

We did the same thing to the other side, but left a 6″-8″ opening to stuff our poof. Then, we turned it right-side- out and started stuffing.

Poly-fill is super expensive, so I bought these pillows from Wal-mart for $3.50 a piece and re-used the poly-fill that was inside. I needed 4 pillows (My poof is about 19″ tall, you may need less.), but it was still cheaper to buy the pillows then the stuffing. Just a tip.

We stuffed the poof pretty tight, because we knew that it would eventually get packed down, etc.

Then, I just hand-stitched the opening. And…I’m not going to show you a picture of that because, apparently, hand-stitching is not my thing. : )

Perfect for sitting, foot propping, and my mom even suggested using it as a photo prop. Good idea!

Enjoying the Good Life,


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