Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pouf Make-Over

Remember a few weeks ago when my friend Ashleigh and I went to Home Goods and I fulfilled my dreams of that week and bought a pouf? Well, I thought the fabric on it was hideous so I made a hot little slip cover for it! Don't you think it was ick? Finally putting to good use the fabrics that I've been hoarding, I sat down and sewed them together to make it beautiful and viewable by the general public.

Here is the gorgeous linen damask that I chose for the body of the pouf.

I had to measure the circumference first.

Since it's a found object, its not as easy to slip cover as something that is square. I had to create creases at strategic spots. Strategery.

The fun part was the sewing! After I pinned up the two ends, I sewed them together like a sleeping bag for the pouf. Or a straight jacket.

For the top, I chose a Vaughan embroidered linen fabric, Mino. I pinned the top on and tucked under the edges.

Then I patiently sewed on top by hand. And then...

Here is my lovely pouf!

I went with fabric pouf approach and not the somewhat ubiquitous leather pouf look. While I like that look, my precious sewing machine doesn't sew leather.

What do you think? I'm such a fabric lover that if I could, I would recover everything in my apartment. I'm loving the pouf idea too because it doesn't take up as much room as a chair and is light enough to move around the room.

Alicia B.


Dumbwit Tellher said...

So VERY clever!!! I love it. Have a great weekend Alicia.

Alicia B. Designs said...

Thanks! You have a great weekend too!

Robin said...

Love the fabric! Well done. With your sewing machine and fabric you can reinvent anything!

McNamara Design said...

Great DIY! Love it! If you eve want to do my Tuesday tutorial shoot me an email over at The Notebook! -McNamara Design

I'd start following you today but it seems that bloggers "follow" section is all scewed up today!

Decor Arts Now said...

Cute Alucia!
I have been into pours lately myself. Got 2 for the beach house and one for the boys basement. Since all my guys can be rough and dirty I had to stick to leather, but your fabric model is sweet.
Xo, Lynn

Decor Arts Now said...

Cute pouf Alicia. I have been into them lately too, as a small space solution to put your feet up!
Love the makeover.

FossyBoots said...

you are so creative, I wish I knew how to sew.

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I love this Fabric and Keep up with your good,