Closet case pouf

Hi sewing friends! Today I’m bringing you something a little bit different… still a sewing project, but it is not a garment…it is a pouf that you can sit on or rest your tired legs.

A while back I notice on Instagram that Closet Case Patterns created a free PDF pattern for a pouf that is perfect for that leftover pieces that might be to small for a top or skirt, but you still keep them because they are so beautiful or just hold some memories…I have many, many scraps like that which finally I manage to find a use for!

To receive the PDF pouf pattern first you need to sign up to Closet Case Patterns newsletter which will grant you an access to their Resource Library. There are few more free patterns and other tutorials available so it is definitely worth it….don’t worry they will not spam your mail box.

The pattern does not come with an instuction booklet but there is a sew along tutorial available on their blog, which takes you through the entire sewing process. The top and sides of the pouf consists of 12 pieces that you can color block however you like. I decided to match the top and sides on my pouf because I had enough of small fabric pieces to do so. I didn’t want to go to crazy, so chose six different patterns from my leftover bin and color coordinated them together swapping around pieces till I was satisfied with the layout… took me awhile if you wondering. Using 1cm seam allowance I sewn the pieces together in the way that is recommended on the sew along post ensuring to have the centre seam meeting at the same place. It can be a little tricky, but if you are careful and consistent with seam allowance it is doable.

All my scraps were some sort of light weight cotton fabric so I decided to use a felt fabric as a stabiliser. Didn’t want too many lines of stitches so just top-stitched individual triangle and did some slanted lines on the side panel.

I really like the idea of using piping and matching fabric covered button to decorate the pouf, so I went and did just that! I think it looks super cute.

The bottom piece is made out of two half circles which I also backed with felt fabric to increase durability. There is an option of using zipper or Velcro as a centre opening, and I used a matching green invisible zipper from my stash. The inside of this pouf is stuffed with all unwanted and unused scraps of materials that I stored in a bin bag hiding in my closet….still need a little more….an excuse to buy more fabric!!!

This is a fantastic project that is an ultimate scrap buster! I don’t think it can get any better than that!!!

~Have you consider making a pouf?~

Monika xxx

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