I'm obsessed with those cute little tuffed seats and floor cushions for kids from Land of Nod, but the price not so much. So I decided to make my own for like 1/4 the price. I found a pretty good tutorial on pinterest so I won't repeat the directions, but I did take some pictures along the way and I did a few things differently which I will make note of.
I bought enough fabric, piping, and stuffing to make 2 poufs and spent less than $30 bucks at Jo-anns. I would suggest not getting a fabric where direction matters if you are a sewing beginner. It's a lot easier if you don't have to worry about matching up your stripes. I picked a chevron fabric not taking this into account and it took me a minute to get everything all matched up.
One of the things I struggled with was trying to get my piping to overlap perfectly.
|This is what the piping overlap looks like after it has been sewn.|
|Sewing the piping onto the strap.|
|Sorry I switched fabrics I forgot to take a picture the first time around.|
|I realize it is really hard to see.|
|Attached to the pouf.|
|Strap is attached.|
|Stuffed and getting ready to sew the opening closed |
that was used to stuff it.
|The right one is the one with more stuffing added.|
Sorry for no pictures of them in use. Every time I would try to take Hendrix's picture he would get up, but I guess that's 2 year old for you.