Over the weekend, I was browsing the wonderful world of Pinterest. I know I'm not the only who's addicted to all the beautiful pictures of tutorials and DIY's available at your fingertips. We don't need to go into how much time I spend looking for ways to make beautiful home decor for cheap or free.
So anyway...I was looking for a way to use up some fabric I had ordered which turned out to be something other than what I thought it was. It turned out to be more like upholstery material than a regular cotton fabric that I usually use for items in my shop.
Browsing, and browsing some more, through chevron fabric ideas I came across these great floor poufs that were in a style I like, and they'd be great for the kids. They're always sitting on the floor on one of the sofa accent pillows to play their games. My pillows are starting to show wear and tear.
When I saw the price, I about choked, too. $89 for a pillow?! Who does that? Not me. I'm "frugal". (That's fancy for "cheap".) I already had the fabric, so I could check that off my list! And then I came across this great tutorial over on Retropolitan. Erika shows how to make a floor pouf out of a $3 floor mat from Ikea. Genius! Go check out her tutorial, it's simple and she does a great job of explaining how to do it! The only thing that I changed was the measurements. Where she was limited by the dimensions of her floor mat, I could make mine as big or small as I wanted. So I made my 24 inches wide and 12 inches tall. Plenty of space to sit, even for an adult.
Here's mine. If you can sew a straight line, you can sew this baby up. I did it in under an hour, and that includes chasing my kids around at bedtime.
After using her tutorial to sew it all together, including a zipper so it could be emptied and washed, I was stuck because I had nothing to stuff it with. I wasn't even thinking! I had half a bag of polyester stuffing, which was not nearly enough to fluff it up.
The huge zipper helped in deciding what to stuff it with.
The first thing the kids did this morning was flop down on top of it to watch cartoons before school
and argue over who got there first .
I linked up to House of Roses blog hop!