Crafting – The Finished Pouf is in the House

Some trial and error, well, error then some trials.  Finally the finished pouf is in the house. IMG_3109   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. IMG_3077 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. IMG_3102 What I learned… Wabi Sabi stitches are my type. Don’t paint your fabrics so heavily that it makes it harder to stitched. IMG_3123 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.) IMG_3112 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. IMG_3124   Now for a good mystery and I can put my feet up and relax.  Happy crafting. IMG_3118

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26 Responses to “Crafting – The Finished Pouf is in the House”

  1. damini July 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Love it- gotta make me-self one for my deck!

  2. Jessica Sporn Designs July 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    this is just fabulous! Love the colors and marks. You amaze me!

  3. Valerie-Jael July 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Woe; love this! Great that you have it finished! I have a very boring and shabby white cube to sit on, I think I will try to paint it, too! Hugs, Valerie – you have deserved a GOOD rest now!

  4. jan2bratt July 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    It is truly fabulous! So exciting! I love it. I could see using your painting technique but making a big tote bag out of that fabric. Love the colors! Congratulations, you deserve to put your feet up.

  5. deb July 17, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Corrine that turned out GREAT! I love it! From one who doesn’t sew either i don’t know if i would tackle this….Maybe a floor pillow might be more my size. 🙂 Happy reading! Hugs! deb

  6. Judy Shea July 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Fantastic, Corrine. What an accomplishing, create piece of working art. Love it.

  7. pamelaarts July 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    That is just so cool — and so YOU. Very nice! I think I’ll come over and have an iced coffee! xoxoxo

  8. froebelsternchen July 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Oh my GOSH! This looks AMAZING!

  9. Terri Kahrs July 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Holy Cow and a BIG W-O-W!!! It’s awesome, Corrine! (Cute shoes too!) ♥

  10. joarty1 July 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I first saw this project on Alisa Burke’s site. Yours is quite magnificent!

  11. Leslie McNeil July 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    well, “pouf!” {it’s pretty darn cool!} nice work, and love that grafitti texture!

  12. Terrie Purkey July 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Well, look at that! It seems you were just mentioning the idea of making one the other day and here it is all done and looking spiffy. Love your color choices and the randomness of the patterning. This is so very cool – and seems to suit you perfectly!

  13. sheila 77 July 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    This is the absolutely best painted pouf ever. I want to go and paint fabric right now (but I’ve got to go and water the garden).

  14. Julie Mackinder July 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    Love your pouf! I love the idea of the multi pillows too, I may have to try that!

  15. Nancy Lee July 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    OK! Wonderful summer colors!
    Now what good mystery did you pick up?

  16. Jackie P Neal July 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    You are my hero! I Love this Corrine!! Your POUF came out amazing! Your colors and marks- fantabulous!!great place to rest after plucking and moving brush all day! hugs and restful thoughts xoxo

  17. Carolyn Dube July 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    This turned out fabulously! And what a great way to bring your colorful creativity into any room in the house!

  18. Lyle July 18, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    great pouf hard sewing, I’m sure! your hands will tell you about it ! but what a success!

  19. Cat Kerr July 18, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    How totally cool!! Love it!!

  20. Piarom July 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Ahhh, so amazing, to have your art as a piece of furtiture in your house!! Seems it was hard work for the sewing, but as I saw your feets on it I get totally relaxed 😉 When I will have a sewing machine in the future THIS is for sure something I will try out!

  21. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest July 19, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    FABulous Poof!!!
    Well done You!!!
    oxo

  22. Janet July 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Love the bright, happy colors on this pouf. It seems everyone is making these right now. A great way to put your feet up and relax.

  23. Kay Wallace July 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    You are truly an artist with a vision, Corrine, and I love this outcome! You can be very, very proud of you work! Use it always in good health, my friend!

  24. Chris July 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    OMG!! This is wonderful!

  25. marjiekemper July 30, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    How cool is this!?!?! Love it!

  26. Katrina Calice August 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Corrine I absolutely love your colourful happy pouf, wonderful!

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