Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Scrappy Floor Pouf, Part 2

I did some scrapbusting sewing this past month!

I was able to both use up scraps in this project and then stuff it with scraps in turn. And send those scraps to live at my sister's house so they wouldn't take up precious real estate in my sewing room. Win-win-win.


This is the Closet Core Patterns floor pouf (a free pattern on their website). You might remember I made one of these for myself a while back. I thought my sister might enjoy one next to her comfy chair, and I had the perfect fabrics for it. 


I used the same denim scraps I used on my pouf for hers: blue denim from I can't remember what, and green Cone Mills denim left over from my Jenny overalls. The prints are batik quilting cotton from my mom's stash, some of which my sister had already used for pillow covers. 


I interfaced the batik pieces to make them more equal in weight to the heavyweight denim. I used some bright teal piping around the edges for a pop of color. 


My piecing still leaves a bit to be desired; the center point is a bit of a nightmare. I utilized ye olde covered button trick to hide the wonky area, again, just like last time.


I think it fits in beautifully in my sister's living room! Look at how nicely it works with the gorgeous macramé plant holders she just made her self! 

10 comments:

  1. I love the pouf and the button works! I found your blog little over a month ago I think. Having so much fun going through all your posts! Love, love your sewing Meg. You are a talented lady. --Linda from TN

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  2. I am inspired now to finish the one I have half made in my sewing room. Did you cut up the scraps you used in the stuffing or just shove in all shapes and sizes. The prospect of having to cut them up is what is holding me back I think.

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  3. Very nice. I like how you coordinated the wedges on top with the side sections. Time for me to make another one to use up my COVID year of scraps.
    I also like the macrame plant holders. You are a very talented, crafty family.

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  4. I love it! I have actually made one out of denim scraps and we have it here in our living room. Did you cut up your scraps into little pieces? I see that your pouf has a nice shape. After I made mine, I saw a video and the person chopped up the fabric a bit with a rotary cutter before stuffing it. Those things eat an incredible amount of scraps. Nice work!

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    1. I didn’t chop mine up, just shoved them in!

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  5. Hi-thanks for sharing your second pouf with us! I love the covered button idea, and will surely use it as well. You stuffed it beautifully. Will you please explain a little as to how you were able to that? Did you make a bag to put inside the pouf, which you then stuffed? Thanks-Sue

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    1. There is an inside bag- I honestly just used a trash bag, although that horrified my mom so she might have replaced it with a thin drawstring bag as described in the Closet Core tutorial. I think she shoved a couple old pillow forms in there, too, for maximum poof.

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  6. Oh very nice. I've made one of these with denim scraps and two handles, and my friend loved it so much she had it for her place. She found the scraps made it too heavy, so I made a bean bag inner for her instead.
    http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.com/2019/02/closet-case-ultimate-scrap-busting-diy.html
    http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.com/2019/02/closet-case-ultimate-scrap-busting-diy_4.html
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FrHMAR7l_Lk/XFg3vjNU0kI/AAAAAAAAMDY/k1wdPR4qsCkmWYYx17YbuJoazVhI6ItvwCLcBGAs/s400/SewRuthiePouf-1.jpg

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