My friend, Mirjam, asked if I could make something for her living room with a bit of leftover curtain fabric she had. “A bit” turned out to be at least six metres worth, so I had options. I think there was enough to make an entire new set of curtains, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what she had in mind.
A year or two ago I went through a pouf phase and I still had enough styrofoam microballs in my upstairs storage for one more.
I originally used this tutorial to make poufs. The directions are clear and I like the dimensions.
For this version, I made a handle and piping out of some beige linen curtain remnants that perfectly matched the design in the main fabric.
I’ve discovered that after much use the styrofoam balls begin to compress, requiring a periodic pouf refilling, Adding a zipper to the pouf makes refilling a breeze. To discourage styrofoam ball explosions, I secure the zipper shut with a few stitches by hand. I have learned this the hard way.
The pouf used up about a metre of fabric. Barely a dent…
Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €21.79