DIY Pouf - IKEA Hack

DIY Pouf

Every magazine I get these days is peppered with gorgeous poufs! The only problem is, my budget doesn't quite afford me the opportunity to purchase one. So, naturally I decided to make one. M has had this disgusting foam block he has had forever, and he refused to get rid of it because he loves the way it feels under his feet. Clearly we have different opinions on what's more important: form or function. So, we compromised to save our relationship. 

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1) 1 yard of fabric or 1.5 yards to be safe (This navajo-inspired fabric is from Home Fabrics and Trims in downtown LA. You will need to call 213.689.9600 or email info@homefabricsandtrims.com to order the fabric. The fabric is called Kilim color: black and is $24.95/yd ) 

2) Scissors  

3) IKEA cube/footstool (Mine was an older version that was rectangular … they may still have them … you just might need to search more than I had the effort to tonight … lol!)

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Measure faces of cube. Cut 6 pieces of fabric measuring 1" larger in length and width than each face of the cube.   

Measure faces of cube. Cut 6 pieces of fabric measuring 1" larger in length and width than each face of the cube. 

 

With fabric inside out, sew fabric pieces together according to the diagram below leaving 1/2" seams. Next, sew one end of the top piece of fabric to the base. 

With fabric inside out, sew fabric pieces together according to the diagram below leaving 1/2" seams. Next, sew one end of the top piece of fabric to the base. 

DIY Pouf
Remove zipper from IKEA cube cover. Sew zipper on new fabric according to the instructions on Make It & Love It except keep zipper open when sewing.

Remove zipper from IKEA cube cover. Sew zipper on new fabric according to the instructions on Make It & Love It except keep zipper open when sewing.

Turn fabric right side out. Place IKEA cube without cover into your new and improved cube cover, and pouf you have a stylish pouf for about 1/4 of the price!

Turn fabric right side out. Place IKEA cube without cover into your new and improved cube cover, and pouf you have a stylish pouf for about 1/4 of the price!

DIY Pouf

The fabric was about $25, and the cube was about $15, so the total cost for this project was $40 … WAY cheaper than the ones I have seen in magazines and totally customized to fit my family room!

Posted on November 1, 2013 and filed under House.