Dorm Room Ideas

How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman

A multipurpose decor item, this fabric pouf can be used as an ottoman, extra seating for guests or as a coffee table with a tray on top. Use a fun, patterned fabric that matches the other decor in your dorm room.

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Materials Needed:

  • sewing machine
  • 2 yards of cotton fabric
  • scissors
  • iron
  • thread to match fabric

Download + Print Pattern

Cut out all pieces included in downloadable pouf pattern (Image 2). Follow instructions on pattern and tape it together (Images 3-5).

Cut Pattern Out of Fabric

Lay fabric out on a smooth surface, then lay pattern on top (Image 1). Pin pattern to fabric, then cut pattern out of fabric (Image 2). Cut out eight of the same pattern pieces, creating four identical pairs (Image 3).

Sew Pattern Pieces Together

Lay two of the pattern pieces on top of each other with right sides together and pin together along one side (Images 1-2). Sew pieces together along one long side, using a 1/4-inch hem allowance (Image 3). Press seam open and sew together remaining three pairs of pattern pieces. You now have four fabric pieces. Split these into two pairs and sew each pair together along one long side. Press seams open (Image 4). You are creating two halves of the fabric pouf.

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