Looking to add a splash of colour to your living room? Why not have a go at making our colourful patchwork pouffe? Use your sewing machine and ask a willing assistant to help you with filling it, and you'll soon have a great addition to your living space.
Takes 2 hours
What you'll need
- Tracing/freezer paper
- Six fabrics (we used Amy Butler and Tanya Whelan designs), try Gone to Earth, from £2.50 each for a fat quarter
- Sewing machine
- Polystyrene beads, £11.99 for 2 cubic feet, Polybeads
- Needle and thread
Tip If patchwork is not your thing, use the same fabric for minimal style. Why not try silver or grey?
1) Cut a template 10.5cm x 30cm, following the shape shown in the picture. Take a piece of fabric (115cm x 20cm) and fold the shorter edge up by 30cm. Pin the template on the fabric fold and cut out (don't cut along the template fold). Repin your template and cut a second section. Open out and refold the fabric to cut a third. Repeat with the other fabric pieces, cutting three sections from each - a total of 18.
2) Pin two different sections, right sides together, along one long edge. Machine stitch with a 1cm hem. Pin a third piece and machine stitch. Continue sewing all 18 pieces together, varying the fabrics, to form a round bag.
3) Machine stitch one opening closed. Turn right-side out and fill with polystyrene beads. Using double thread, stitch the opening closed. Cut out two small fabric circles and hand-stitch one to the top and one to the bottom of the pouffe.
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