by Craftbits (Shellie Wilson)
Using cushion covers so you can tie them into your couch design or even upcycle cushions (especially kids prints) into fun room decor.
What you need
2 cushion covers with designs eg. elephant as shown
downlite pillow form
Step 1: Measure the panels on the sides and top of your pouffe (tuffet). Ours was 14″ or 36 cm square.
Step 2: You will make 6 plain panels and 2 using the cut out designs from your matching cushions. If your cushions are smaller than 14″ then sew the cushion panel onto a 14″ panel of plain to create a background panel (so you will need 8 plain pieces, sewing the cushion image onto 2 of those).
Step 3: Place the 4 side panels together and sew into place. Wrap it around your pouffe inside out and add the top piece, secure to the side panels with pins, remove and sew.
Step 4: Add the bottom piece as a flap by only sewing to one side, this allows you to open and close the bottom.
Step 5 (Optional): Because our pouffe is so large we added a large opening at the bottom so it could be easily removed for cleaning. You can add a zip, or as we did use Velcro pieces to secure the flaps closed when in use (see denim example below). If you do not want to remove the cover you could simply hand sew the bottom closed.
If you have access to a eyelet punch you can use this on (3) sides and machine sew the last side of your work.
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