If you ask me you can never have enough floor pillows or poufs. They're perfect for a living room where you need a little extra seating every now and then. Personally there is nothing I like better than flopping down on the floor. It keeps things casual and intimate.
I keep seeing these great graphic printed floor poufs in stores everywhere but I haven't been able to bring myself to spend the $200-$500 price tag they often come with. I thought how hard could it be to make my own! The first thing I started with was some inspiration. I've had this photo of Spanish tile steps on my mind and thought the pattern would translate well.
Here's How You Do It:
- Using a utility knife cut a zig zag pattern into as many layers of ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape as you can.
- Tape out the pattern on your cotton canvas.
- Paint each square
- Carefully remove the ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape
- Cut your fabric into two identical pieces. Each piece will have one center and two sides. (My center piece measured 20 x 20 inches. My side pieces measured 12 x 20 inches. Therefore my overall cut fabric measured 44 inches x 20 inches plus a bit extra for seams.)
- Lay out your two pieces of cut fabric so they form a letter "T".
- Sew the two pieces together starting with a long side and then continuing with the smaller sides building the box as you go. Invert the fabric so that your seams are completely invisible.
- On the last seam, sew in a 18 inch zipper.
- Stuff with polyfill and zip closed!
I'm so happy with the way my pattern turned out. I can't believe how much it looks like my inspiration photo.
I'm not the only person in the family who seems to like it. The moment I placed it on the floor in our living room my little toddler just couldn't help herself.
This project takes a bit of time but it can easily be achieved over a weekend. If sewing isn't your thing you could also take the fabric to a seamstress or upholsterer who would probably do the work fairly cheaply. In total I spent less than $100 to make this floor pouf. Not bad! I'm thinking the next one I make will be for my daughter's bedroom.