Hey everyone! It’s Katie again from Addicted 2 DIY. Today, I have (1) a tutorial on how to make a fun DIY pouf ottoman and (2) a few lessons I learned while I was making mine that will help you out when making your own. I’m pretty certain it’s hard to miss the fact that pouf ottomans are everywhere right now. The problem is the price. These babies are expensive! I refuse to pay a high price for something that I can make myself. I bought some fabric and figured out how to make my own!
I’m no pro at sewing, so know that this is a tutorial for even a novice sewer! Sewing is not one of my chosen hobbies, but I do love the fact that I am able to save a ton of money when I make things myself.
- 1 1/2 – 2 yards of fabric (I bought outdoor fabric on sale at JoAnn’s)
- Upholstery thread in a coordinating color
- 5 – 6 yards of Piping trim (optional). Tutorial to Make Your Own Piping
- 16″ zipper in coordinating color
- 1 lb fiberfill
- 3-4 cubic feet of polystyrene beads (I purchased four cubic feet total)
Cut your fabric pieces. For the top and bottom of the pouf, cut two squares of fabric at 19×19″. For the sides, cut four pieces at 19×15″.
Sewing on the Zipper:
Sew two side pieces together (on the short sides) with a basting stitch. Press open the seam and place the zipper face down on the seam. Pin the zipper in place. (Note: You don’t have to use a zipper, and I didn’t on my first pouf, but it will make it difficult to sew together when it is stuffed because the polystyrene beads will try to fall out everywhere.) [Read more…]