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This is the amazing pouf in it’s home. Isn’t her house so cute?! We share a love of DIY, using what we already have (and hot glue) and making all the things (with hot glue). She’s my spirit animal. Remember this design board? Pssst. you can click on anything in the image below to see its source. That’s fancy.
This cushion is GINORMOUS, people. If a floor cushion was a dog, this
is the Clifford the Big Red Dog of pillows. It will reside in our
being-remodeled playroom/office and will serve as soft place to lay and play
while my twins are still babies, and a reading/lounging pillow as they get
older! I consulted the design board for the playroom and intentionally selected
fabrics that will complement the colors of our home. So if it gets dragged out of the playroom –
which it will – it will be congruent with the color themes in all the other
rooms. Perfect for a design freak like me 😉 Flannel for the top, and fur for the sides. Comfy, soft, and
1 yard of the fabric on the sides. We used this rabbit minky.
2 yards of fabric for the top and bottom. We used this flannel.
A homemade compass— don’t worry, we’ll explain.
Velcro for the inclosure
top of the triangle. This is the center.
markers to a string. Wind the string around the marker until your outside pen
reaches just inside the printed part of the fabric.
With the cap on, move the
outside marker around the circle, testing each edge. Because if it goes over the edge, you’ll have a weird un-circle. My string needed to be rolled
up a few times to fit inside all 4 sides of the square. Tape the marker’s
string in place, and draw your circle.
The great thing about having the string taped onto the
marker is you can pick up your hands and re-adjust your position anytime! Lightly
mark the fabric, it doesn’t need to be perfect.
the marked fabric over the unmarked fabric, pinned, and cut them out at the
wanted the sides super tall, so I cut mine at 15”. Tip: cut faux fur outside, then put it in the
dryer for a few minutes…or you’ll be living in fuzz-land.
I wanted to add a special touch of
my girls to the pouf. I had some extra
fabric from their car seat covers laying around, so I grabbed it and sewed two
simple tubes, wove it into a knot braid, which made a robust but simple handle.
There are TONS of tutorials
out there on how to braid. I used a baby headband tutorial. The only thing I added was a knot at the
end of the braid on each side…
top fabric (flannel) together on one side of the circle. Make sure you decide
how you’re planning on shutting the pouf (like with Velcro) and don’t forget to
add the handle. Cue the sewing machine mood lighting.
Whapow! You now have a ginormous floor cushion perfect for a
playroom. Or a nap. Or for a grownup to lay on while playing with twin babies
on the floor.
This is Jessica again. Will you just look at those beautiful baby heads? Love these little girls. And their cushion. ; )
Pure heaven on their giant pouf. Hard to imagine that some day they’ll take up the whole thing.
Thanks again to Lindsay for taking on a part of my design plan and to fabric.com for the awesome, super comfortable fabric. I love how it turned out! Can’t wait to show you more of the playroom as it comes together. Spoiler: the tent has been made too. heart eyes.
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