This is the quickest and most fun sewing project I've done in awhile. Plus, I conquered one of my sewing fears in the process - hooray!
I'm working on putting together a little reading nook for Phoebe, so I'm in the process of making all kinds of comfy floor pillows and cushions. I had come across this tutorial last June and knew that once we had a big enough place, these would be perfect for our reading room!
Awesome fact #1 - it only takes one yard of fabric.
Awesome fact #2 - Piping is not a scary thing - in fact, it's incredibly easy to work with, and it gives projects that finished, professional look. Now I just have to harness my power and not sew piping onto everything I make.
Awesome fact #3 - Did you know that Joann's carries Dwell Studio fabric? Well, technically it's Dwell Studio for Robert Altman, but it flipping rocks! I've always loved Dwell's modern prints, and they had at least seven different ones when I was there. Extra bonus - the home dec fabric was on sale for 50% off, so I only paid $5 a yard!
Not very awesome fact - we had a bit of an incident earlier in the week that resulted in Phoebe chipping her front tooth. I seriously cried for at least an hour.
Good thing she's so darn cute - she totally works it.
**Bonus points to whomever guesses what show the post title came from.
***Super bonus points if you know the following line!
His name’s Gary. And we don’t need any more lawsuits, okay?ReplyDelete
I just watched all of Arrested Development on Netfilx :)
Yes! So glad someone else caught the reference. ;)Delete
Yay! You totally won!ReplyDelete
Wow, this came out great! I'm sorry about the tooth! That poof is really awesome...I was going to ask what fabric you used, but you did say! And that's from Joann's?! You found it in the home dec section? It's awesome, I have to have it!ReplyDelete
Love the pouf!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Both the pouf and the girlie...ReplyDelete
I simply love that fabric too...has to be one of the better selections I've seen. I may have to go get me some ;)I'm so glad you let me know about it. Happy Reading!
P.S. Your photography is GREAT!
i need a pouf...or 5. beautiful and fun!ReplyDelete
so cute!!! I didn't know that they had dwell fabric, holy cow! I wish I had a joanns around here! :) looks like she's having a blast with her cushion.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! I so need to make one of these for my new nursery. TFS!ReplyDelete
very cute!! what did you fill it with?ReplyDelete
Just regular old fiberfill. A 32oz bag seems to fit perfectly!Delete
The chipped tooth...let's just say my 4 year old's nickname went from Rooster (due to a strip of hair sticking up in front) to CHIP. In August, jumping on a trampoline her knee hit her mouth chipping her front tooth, same exact one as your little beauty's in fact...and still beautiful as ever, just like your darling daughter! I cried too and my daughter loved it she couldn't wait to call people and tell them and she shows it to everyone she encounters. Needless to say when Kindergarten rolls around I will be devastated on picture day, possibly even in 1st grade too, however, its a baby tooth it'll fall out!Delete
And I love the pouf!
Love the pouf! Beautifully done! I can see how much she loves it too!ReplyDelete
Aw, and she is so cute! Even with the teeth! : )
I'm afraid of piping, too, and I've been sewing for y-e-a-r-s. Piping therapy, here I come! ;)ReplyDelete
I am so going to make at least 3 of these! Thanks for the tutorial and I know my grand daughters will love them! Sorry for the tooth, my grand daughter chipped hers also about 3 months ago. And now it wouldn't be her without it!ReplyDelete
I hope I can do this because it is adorable!! My only sewing experience are some pillowcase dresses and an outfit that I was supposed to finish for my daughter about 2 years ago :/. Ikea also has some adorable patterns...but Joanne's and Hobby Lobby are much closer! Thanks! ~StaceyReplyDelete
I may be ignorant here, but where is the tutorial? I LOVE this pouf and need some!ReplyDelete
i'm not finding the tutorial :/ReplyDelete
How big are the circles you used for the top and bottom pieces?ReplyDelete
Did you preshrink the fabric? and did you allow for shrinkage? or did you just sew it up brand new?ReplyDelete
That pouf is so adorable & so is your little one. MeganReplyDelete
Girlfriend - you are one lucky girl! I loved this so much, I went directly to my neighborhood Joann's to find that very fabric (wanted to make one just like it for my little granddaughter). The woman looked at me as if I was speaking Martian when I asked where their Dwell Studio home dec fabrics were. "We don't carry anything by that name." Soooo, I came home and went online to Joann.com. Their prices for Dwell fabrics start at $35 and go up to $45/yard, and were either blue, green or brown geometric prints. They are half off right now, but still. $5 a yard??? You stole that! (and good for you!)ReplyDelete
Those are so darn cute. I have been finding great deals at fabric.com. If you spend $35.00 it is free shipping everyday. I love it. They are my new best friend. I love this and am going to make one for my grandson.ReplyDelete
I made one for my Gdtr for her 1st bday. She LOVES Elmo so I appliqued an Elmo face. I used a red towel for his face and used a coloring page as a pattern. Haven't blogged in ages so can't link to picture. Also, I didn't cut my long piece, I cut my strip from selvedge to selvedge and overlapped them to leave an opening for easy unstuffing for washing. I put the handle vertically over the open end.ReplyDelete
How do I make the poof?ReplyDelete
How do I make the poof?ReplyDelete
Super cute did you have a pattern or just cut out a circle and a long strip?ReplyDelete
Just wanted to let you know I chipped my tooth when I was little! Not as little as her but it's my front tooth too but my adult tooth. It's fine though, now half of it is fake and it isn't a bit deal. One time though the fake half just came off in the middle of the night while I was sleeping, it freaked me out but that was just something wrong with the fake part adhering right. She'll be fine!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tutorial link, been looking for one of these.
It is actually Dwell Studios for Robert Allen. This particular print is called Zoo Scene Pink. There are four prints in the collection and two color schemes. I have had a hard time finding this print in the Blue :(ReplyDelete
What size are your circles for the top & bottom? & what are the measurements on the strip that goes around the center plz??ReplyDelete
What a fun project! I just love this print, the piping surely adds a little something. I too have had a little one chip a tooth or two from chomping on rocks, say what??!! At least they don't have to keep them forever.ReplyDelete
Love this! I'll definitely be making one for my little one!ReplyDelete
And as for the chip, my munchkin chipped hers back at the beginning of this past summer. I cried too! I wasn't too far away from her but far enough that I couldn't catch her. :( but she's just as cute with it! Thankfully it wasn't a big enough chip to do much damage and her dentist smoothed out the sharp part. It will be a story for her later on!
I just found this and am so excited! What a perfect gift. I have a 4 yo and a 7 yo. Would this be too small?ReplyDelete
Working on this project as we speak. Surprisingly easy to make. I just have to say your daughter is just the cutest little thing! She looks like she is a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
I love this! I have 3 giant ones made and 7 more cut out and ready to sew. I am making them for older kids so my biggest one has a 30"diameter and the smallest a 20" diameter. I just took whatever diameter I was using and multiplied it by pi to figure out how long the piece of fabric for the middle needed to be. Super easy instructions, thank you!ReplyDelete
Is there a pattern for this? I would love to make one for my great neice. Piping ?/ I recovered a living room chair and took the piping to an upholstery shop..next time I will give it a try :-)ReplyDelete
Just finished this project for my grandson with a few modifications. I used baseball material for the top and red for the bottom with blue cording, as he and his Daddy are Red Sox fans. I left an opening on the bottom and used Velcro for closure. That way The cover can be removed and washed. I also made a bladder out of an old sheet also with Velcro closure which holds the styro beans which I purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond for $14.99 for a HUGH bag. So it's basically a bag inside of a bag!! Hope he enjoys what Nana made for him!ReplyDelete
So cute and fun! I tried finding this fabric and JoAnn's online doesn't show it. If anyone has an idea where to buy it please let me know.ReplyDelete
She definitely works that tooth! She is so adorable!ReplyDelete
Finished mine. I do not have a website or blog but want everyone to see it. How do I post a picture? I cannot believe how many people want me to make them one now. Great idea. ThanksReplyDelete
You can always post it to Flickr!Delete
I think I'm gonna attempt it.....nervous. Anywho, my little guy did the same thing to the same tooth. Now most of it's fake, but it's staying in and we can't tell the difference. Just wanted to let you know that you can even get the temporary teeth patched up.ReplyDelete
I made this tonight!! I was so excited. It came out great. Its my very first sewing project with my sewing machine i have had for YEARSSS!! haha. I had a friend teach me how to use it. Love it!ReplyDelete
very nice i like this =)ReplyDelete
Can i ask what three difference is between home Dec fabric and regular cotton? I just got some super cute cotton fabric that i would love to use for this pouf! It's so darn cute!ReplyDelete
Home dec fabric is just thicker, a bit more durable, and has a heavier weight than a basic cotton. I'm sure it would turn out fine with a quilting cotton, just maybe a bit more squashy. Go for it!Delete
Just a few weeks member of Pinterest and the pouf is the first item I have made and it is for my grandson.
Your idea is lovely and so much fun to make it.
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!
great project. I can't tell...is there a handle sewn in the seam to make it easy to carry around?ReplyDelete
It's not sewn into the seam, but just added onto the side panel. The kids love to drag them around!Delete
Wow That is absolutely awesome .... It's such a pretty floor cushions.ReplyDelete
Darling pouf and darling baby girl! So sorry about the tooth! My son fell and hit one of his front teeth when he was little. It turned gray and he had a dark little front tooth for a long time!ReplyDelete
I would love to know what the dimensions are for this project. Love the ideaReplyDelete