My idea behind making a “pouf” was to make a bean bag-like chair/cushion that would function as a fun piece of furniture for my toddler.
My final cushion size was about 28″x28″x13″. I think you will need to consider the size of your space to determine the size of your cushion. Here’s the how-to (without specific measurements) so that you can make a cushion with any leftover or scrap fabric you have. Use a durable fabric like a twill or denim.
1. Cut the pieces. For a large cushion like mine, you’ll need about 1.5 m of fabric (less, if there are no matching patterns) and about .25m of contrasting fabric for the piping.
2. Attach the zipper. Here’s some instructions for how to sew a zipper. Sew the cushion sides together to form a tube.
3. Sew the piping. Sew the piping together to form a tube. Fold the piping in half and sew to the edge of the cushion top + bottom. I used a soft velour fabric for the piping.
4. Sew the pouf together. With insides together, attach the sides to the cushion top and bottom and sew together. I stuffed my cushion with extra pillows and a duvet. Have fun!
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