Sewing some stylish floor cushions or poufs is a fun project and kids love them! I saw some of these online selling for about $250 - see here for one made by West Elm and it looks just like the recent one I made in green! This project isn't overly difficult, but takes a bit of time - much of which is from ironing!

Materials Needed:
  • Thick home-decor fabric or outdoor fabric
  • Iron-on Fusible interfacing (only necessary if your fabric needs to be a bit thicker) *I was using a home decor fabric and still added some interfacing to make the material thicker and more stable
  • One zipper - be sure it's at least as long as the widest part of the cushion, ie: 18 inches *if longer, you can easily shorten it
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Thread: I highly recommend that you use a strong upholstery thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Seam Ripper
  • Optional: if you want to add piping, you'll need the cording & extra material to do so
  • Some type of stuffing - it is up to you, but if the chair is as large as the ones in the picture, you need some heavy stuffing material *please read what I used in the last steps of this instructable
parisusa2 years ago
Love These! Tommy & your son are excellent models, too!
Your son is so cute! *squeals* Great idea too!
HollyMann (author)  Blackie-and-Orangina2 years ago
Aww thanks so sweet!
Sorry for the late reply! You're welcome. You make such cool stuff!
PitStoP3 years ago
Verry nice! I can tell is very comfy looking at your sons smile! Good Job Hollymann!
I think I will do the same while laying down w/ A book,a nurf pistol on hand and a nerf machinegun by my side ready for battle. =D
HollyMann (author)  PitStoP3 years ago
Thanks PitStop - loved your comment! :) Made my son laugh! Definitely stay ready for the battle - need lots of nerf guns by your side!

Yup yup.. and lots of ammo !! Glad to make someone laugh! ;)
Hey, I also wanted to mention that for stuffing you can recycle cushions from sofas that someone wants to get rid of or puts out by the road to go to the landfill. Also if you have a few heavy quilts/comforters maybe when in storage when not in use. The clothes is a great idea as long as you remove some buttons you might feel when sitting on them. Like the ones on some jeans.

HollyMann (author)  PitStoP3 years ago
Those are excellent ideas and tips. I like your ideas for the stuffing/filling for these things! I used a quilt/blanket that I had stored and it worked perfectly. And with the clothing -definitely remove all buttons! :)
HollyMann (author) 3 years ago
Thanks Jessy! It is perfect for reading! I made a little reading corner in the living room for my son and he loves it!
So cute! I think I might have to give this pattern a go - this would be perfect for reading, and I bet my cats would love it. :)