Pouffe – a low seat or footstool. You may have seen them in magazines or catalogs with the spelling ‘pouf’. I looked it up and a ‘pouf’ is the stacked up hairstyle. A ‘pouffe’ is what I created!
Melaine from My Sweet Savannah sent me a photo of a pouffe and asked if I could make her one. It looked easy enough so I agreed to make her one. She sent me an antique grain sack and some scraps of vintage fabrics that had writing on them, and a drop cloth. From those I created her pouffe.
As I was thinking about how to create the pouffe I had the bright idea that this would be a great thing to use as a contribution to the magazine Celebrating Everyday Life. So poor Melaine had to wait weeks for her pouffe, as I designed a pattern, made her pouffe and 4 others, photographed them, sent the photos to Jennifer and got all the magazine stuff done first.
She was amazingly patient with me – thanks Melaine! Her pouffe was my favorite, I love old grain sacks.
It is fun to come up with other ideas for these ridiculously cute and easy-to-make pouffes You can find the pattern in my sidebar – just click and it will take you to a pdf pattern you can print out. For some reason the preview doesn’t show the middle pages but when I downloaded it they are all there and they all print fine. If you make one I’d love to see it, so make sure you let me know!
I will be taking several of these pouffes to The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield flea in a couple of weeks.
If you want to make a pouffe, download the pattern from my sidebar, and purchase a magazine for the written instructions along with photos to help you construct yours. You can purchase a digital copy here for $3.95 for a limited time. You also have the option of purchasing a print copy – a free digital copy comes with it so you can also take it with you on your tablet or computer.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend – I spent yesterday working on all kinds of projects for The Vintage Marketplace and I will soon be sharing some of them with you. Today I am working on my next contribution to the magazine – I’ll be playing with some Christmas decor!!!
Sew a Fine Seam
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