For a while now I wanted to buy a round pouf like this. BUT when I found a pouf that just needed a little makeover, I figure I could do it myself! I love velvet, it can make a whole room looks more luxury. Right now I am re-doing our living room a little bit. I want to add more color and decided to go BLUE! So tag a long and see how I DIY:ed my velvet pouf in six steps.
What you need when DIY-ing a velvet pouf
- A scissor
- Tools (like a hammer)
- Sewing maschine
- A seem ripper
- Measuring tape (optional)
My pouf had silver legs, and since I wanted them black I started with painting them. I used a more matte color (the same as I used when I made the coffee table with hairpin legs). Painted three layers, to be sure I got rid of the silver color.
I used the seem ripper to get rid of the old fabric. I removed all of the fabric but were careful so I didn’t destroy the inner fabric.
I used the old fabric as a pattern. To the round upper part, I cut one inch extra, to have room for sewing. And for the piece that’s going around the pouf, I cut four inches extra.
This is the reason I cut four inches extra on the fabric that goes around the pouf. First I zigzagged around it, and then I folded it in and sewed it, to really make sure it won’t fray. On the round part I only zigzagged, and didn’t fold it, this is because I was afraid it would be hard to get it exactly round.
After doing this, I made sure it fitted the pouf, and I wanted it to be a little too small, since I didn’t wanna have any creases on the pouf.
Then it was time to sew the pieces together! Started with the piece that goes around the pouf, and then added the top. What is very important to remember is that you don’t want to have any edges visible, and therefore you should have the same side against each other when sewing them.
And the LAST part! I nailed the fabric underneath the pouf, and made sure to really stretch the fabric so it wouldn’t leave creases. I don’t have a staple gun, but if you do, I think it’s both better and easier to use one when doing this! After that I added furniture pads.
And here is the result! Do you like it? I am in love with this blue color, and going to buy some posters that has a matching color and put up on the walls behind the couch. Really like to have a base (in this room, grey) but then change pillows, posters, vases and other things, now and then. It can really change a whole room!
Hope you liked this project, and let me know if you are going to try it yourself!0