I save all my small fabric scraps and threads from my projects in hopes of either recycling them or using them in some kind of creative way. I had a corner of my office full of plastic bags stuffed with scraps I accumulated through the year and I’m so happy to say that I found the perfect project for them, the Closet Core DIY Pouf Pattern.
This is a free pattern and it’s meant to use up your scraps, both on the outside and for the filling. I used this beautiful Frida Kahlo canvas that has been sitting in my stash forever, seriously at least 8 years, and mixed in some of the faux leather I bought for fall projects last year. I had some piping and a zipper on hand so I didn’t need to purchase anything to make this project.
It comes together really easily and would be a great beginner project to practice piecing, piping, and installing a zipper. The instructions include finishings so you can make sure your pouf is washable and durable.
It’s giant and all the scraps from all of my projects in 2020 fit inside! It feels so good to get those out of my office and all three kids love the pouf. I put it in my living room for pictures, but I’m not sure where exactly it will end up.
Highly recommend this project and will make one again when I have enough stuffing to fill it up!