Some trial and error, well, error then some trials. Finally the finished pouf is in the house. What I did… Painted directly on 7 oz canvas with acrylic paint. Bold, graphic designs so that the images would stand out. Graffiti writing with permanent pens. I hand drew a pattern for a pouf that was 16″ high. The pattern dimensions are 11, 16, 11 drawn on a paper bag. The 11″ at the top and the bottom are angled from the lines shown below to create a flat edge triangular shape. I made 6 sections, two split in half at the sides using two different fabrics to give more visual interest. Stitched them together. You get an opening top and bottom. Loosely stuffed it so I could sew on the top sections. But first I stitched one side closed to gather the fabric then cut two a 9 1/2 diameter circle to hand fold into a 6 sided piece for top and bottom. Once the bottom hexagonal cover was stitched on by hand with waxed linen thread, I flipped the pouf over, stuffed the whole piece and repeated the step to finish it off. I used a whole box 5lb box of polyfill stuffing. I chose 16″ high because that is a comfortable height to rest your feet when sitting on my lounge pieces. You can make them any height that works for you and let them be more loose than mine, but this down pouf down and get more comfortable when you put your feel up. Hand stitching is tough, use a good thimble and a doll type needle that is sharp. What I learned… Wabi Sabi stitches are my type. Don’t paint your fabrics so heavily that it makes it harder to stitched. This orange fabric with circles had alot of paint, nearly broke my fingers pushing that needle through. Don’t sweat perfection(I rarely do – but you have to leave some room for wrinkly bits with this heavier painted fabric.) Make it just how YOU like it. Use the colors you love, make the top and bottom different, keep the visual interest going. If you want to make it bigger, add two sections at a time and you will get a larger diameter, or you could just sew two big circles together and get a floor pillow (that’s next on the list). Or make a bunch of floor pillows and stack them together and plop your feet on top. As someone who doesn’t sew clothes or quilt this was completely do-able although it probably took me a bit longer. Now for a good mystery and I can put my feet up and relax. Happy crafting.