Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Poof! What do you need?

Hey y'all! See the title for the blog post up there ^? That's for my mum! That's her favourite line from Aladdin, but I also thought it was pretty funny because...

Poof! I made a pouf! Oh boy, I slay myself! Alex and I are working on redecorating out living room and we were looking at poufs and ottomans to brighten the space up and to give a little bit of extra seating, but man, all of the ones we found were ridiculously priced. I figured, hey, I can make that!

The pouf is currently paired up with our new Strandmon chair and new bookshelves. We've got a new couch and coffee table on the way too - pretty exciting!

I used this tutorial - which was totally awesome! I expanded the size of my pouf (which is why you can see a break there in the fabric by the handle). Both the mustard home dec fabric and royal blue piping are from Fabricland (a bit like JoAnn in the States but their home dec fabric is all really nice quality). This was the first time that I've ever put in piping and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

"But, oh! to be free! Not to have to go 'Poof! What do you need? Poof! What do you need? 
Poof! What do you need?' To be my own master, such a thing would be greater than 
all the magic and all the treasures in all the world! But what am I talking about? Let's get real here. 
It's not gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus." - Aladdin


  1. It's lovely. What is it stuffed with.
    What did it end up costing.
    Sorry--my question mark doesn't work but I think you can guess those are questions.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      The poof is stuffed with about 2 pounds of fibre fill. The stuffing was actually the most expensive part - the fabric was on sale for $10/metre (and I still have a bunch left), the piping was on sale too and I got five metres for about $3, and the stuffing was about $15 for two bags worth (I used it all).

  2. I love that film! I put it on for my four year old a couple of months ago thinking he'd love it too. I may have under-estimated the scariness of Jafar...

    Love the pouf too, and the piping is very neat!

  3. LOVE It! And thanks for the link to the tutorial! I would love to make one of these, one day!

  4. LOVE! That fabric is adorable and the piping looks great!

  5. Very professional - well done! I'm pinning this and would really love to try making one someday. My little dog would probably figure it's for her. ;0)

  6. I love it and it looks wonderful. I love to see something and think, "oh, I can make that!" Good for you.