DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube


Pouf ottomans are one of the most versatile little-furniture pieces around. They are a stool, a footrest, a table. They are soft along with comfortable, yet structured along with on-trend. They amp up the friendliness of a space immediately, along with we just love them.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube Project

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - reading pleace

This kind of tutorial will demonstrate how to make your very own pouf ottoman cube in part of an afternoon, including tips along with tricks to maneuvering the parts that will seem, at first glance, tricky. Soon you’ll be enjoying your very own pouf ottoman cube!

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - relaxed seating

Ready to begin? Let’s go.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - working place

DIY Level: Beginner to intermediate sewing skills

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - materials

Materials Needed:

  • 1-1/2 yds durable (e.g., upholstery or outdoor) fabric, cut into two (2) 19”x19” squares along with four (4) 19”x15” rectangles
  • 6 yds piping (brief description on how to make your own included in This kind of tutorial)
  • One (1) zipper at least 15” long
  • One (1) bag of 100L polystyrene balls (or 3-4 cubic feet)
  • Upholstery thread

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - upholstery in a classic herringbone weave

If you haven’t already, begin by cutting out your heavy-duty fabric. I strongly recommend upholstery or outdoor fabric due to its durability along with hardiness. This kind of tutorial shows an upholstery in a classic herringbone weave. Remember, you’ll need two 19”x19” squares (these will be the top along with bottom of your pouf) along with four 19”x15” rectangles (these will be the sides, so make sure they align the same way if your fabric carries a pattern).

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - purchase pre-sewn piping,

You can purchase pre-sewn piping, ready to go, or you can quickly make your own. Although This kind of is actually not an in-depth description of how to make your own, simply put, you may cut strips of the fabric of your choice about 3” wide; sew several together to make a long (about 6 yards) strip. Lay cording (purchased at a craft/fabric store or through a local upholsterer) down the center of the WRONG side of your piping fabric, then fold so the right sides are showing along with sew tightly together using your sewing machine’s zipper foot.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - zipper

Take two of your side pieces (19”x15”) along with lay them on top of each additional, RIGHT sides in.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - baste stitch

Use your sewing machine’s largest stitch (called a baste stitch) to sew one piece’s short (15”) side to the additional piece’s short side.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Press the basted seam open

Press the basted seam open with an iron. (Sorry, I forgot to mention you’ll want an iron.) Even if you hate ironing, don’t skip This kind of step – that will’s important for your zipper’s success.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - place your zipper face-down

With the RIGHT sides facing down, place your zipper face-down so the zipper itself lies directly on the seam. Your zipper pull should only be about 1/2″ down through the top of the seam-edge.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Pin zipper into place

Pin zipper into place. Note: This kind of tutorial uses a heavy duty metal zipper, so I unzipped part of that will for easier sewing. that will’s easier, along with better, if you leave your zipper closed during sewing.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Use your zipper foot

Use your zipper foot to carefully sew the zipper into place. (This kind of is actually why you wanted a pressed-open seam; so your zipper would likely attach beautifully.)

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - zipper is actually attached

When your zipper is actually attached, use a ripper to rip the baste seam open. Tada! A working zipper. Easy, right?

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - two side pieces

Grab your additional two side pieces (19”x15”) along with, placing right sides together, sew the short sides together along with then to the two zipper side pieces. You should have a tube of sorts, with all the short (15”) sides sewn together.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - lay down

Lay your tube down, RIGHT side up, then lay your piping on top of the edge with the raw edges together along with aligned, then grab one of your 19”x19” squares along with stack, WRONG side up, on top of the piping. Make sure raw edges are all aligned for all three components (side-tube, piping, along with square), along with make sure the corners of your 19” square lines up with the corner seams of the tube. Leave yourself about 4” of piping, just dangling, before starting to pin the piping. Pin into place, all the way around (until you get to the end of the piping; just leave the last 4” for right now – however DON’T cut your piping yet, just let the extra 3 yards dangle for right now). If you find you need more or less length on a particular side, you can adjust a side seam on your tube, if necessary.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Corners can be tricky

Corners can be tricky, however here’s what you do: curve your piping around the right angle of your 19” square (think of the curves on a race track – they’re not going to be right angles, however they’ll be close curves), then have your tube seam split ever so slightly (like 1/2″ in) to follow the curve of the piping. Pin into place, then sew together. Sew the three pieces together (tube, piping, along with 19” square) all the way around the edges, minus about 4” through the beginning along with 4” through the end of the piping.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Remember

Remember how you left the piping start along with end dangling about 4” out? We’re going to finish up the piping before you complete the seam. Pull one end of your piping fabric down so about 1-1/2” of cording is actually exposed. Cut off JUST the cording here; leave the piping fabric. Pull the additional end of your piping past the piping fabric’s edge, up to the cut end of the cording itself, along with cut the piping producing sure that will that will will just exactly touch the cut end of the cording.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - excess piping fabric

right now focus back on the cut end of the cording, with excess piping fabric. Fold down the top 1/2″ of the extra piping fabric. This kind of will be the exposed edge, visible on your pouf ottoman.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - extra piping fabric

Insert the additional end of piping into the extra piping fabric (that will extra piping fabric will be kind of like a hard taco shell for the additional piping end). The two ends of cording should touch – not overlap or gap too much.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Pinch the raw sides

Pinch the raw sides of the extra piping fabric together to sandwich the additional piping end inside. Pin the right now-seamless piping ends into place with your tube along with 19” square piece.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Sew up the raw edges

Sew up the raw edges as though that will’s just a regular ol’ piece of piping under there, not the stressful bane of your sewing existence. (Just kidding – I desire that will wasn’t that will terrible.)

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Flip your tube right-side-ou

Flip your tube right-side-out so you can see your piping. Isn’t that will beautiful? Make sure the piping is actually nice along with taut all the way around before moving on; if that will’s loose or unattached somewhere, such as a corner, simply flip that will back wrong-side-out along with re-sew the seams.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - run a zigzag stitch

When everything looks Great, run a zigzag stitch (or use your serger) all the way around the raw edges of your tube/piping/19” square seams, particularly if your fabric is actually as fray-ish as my beautiful herringbone fabric is actually.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Repeat piping attachment steps

Repeat piping attachment steps for the additional side of your tube, using the rest of your piping along with the additional 19”x19” square piece. Be sure to keep the right sides of the tube along with square piece facing each additional, along with the piping sandwiched in between. Also, take care to unzip your zipper at least a little bit about halfway through sewing This kind of side, so you can access the zipper pull along with open that will to flip your fabric right-side-out when that will’s all the way sewn up. Turn that will right-side-out.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - Snip any errant frayed threads

Snip any errant frayed threads close to your seams, taking care to avoid snipping your fabric or piping. that will would likely be sad.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - polystyrene

Open up your bag of polystyrene balls carefully – these things fly everywhere, along with “static” is actually their middle name. Or, at least, that will should be.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - add balls

I used a wide-mouth funnel to pour the balls into the pouf. Shake your pouf every so often to settle the balls; you can fit more into your pouf ottoman than you might first think. I only had a little bit left over through my 100-liter bag of polystyrene balls. (You can do what you want with any extra balls you have; I simply added mine to This kind of DIY kids bean bag chair, which benefited through the supplement.)

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube Done

Plump that will out the way you like that will. The zipper probably won’t get used a lot, however that will’s nice to have producing sure that will you can refill polystyrene balls as needed over time.

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Congratulations! You did that will! You made your very own DIY pouf ottoman cube.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - wonderful addition for home

This kind of DIY pouf ottoman is actually a wonderful addition to the form along with function of your space, whether that will’s a bedroom or living room or home office.

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - simple seating

Of course, one of the great things about DIY projects is actually their customization – you can make This kind of any size you want, genuinely. This kind of size works great for our space. My family especially loves how that will comfortably fits little bodies…

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube - adult seating

…as well as larger ones. that will genuinely is actually comfortable on all counts!

DIY Pouf Ottoman Cube floor view

I desire you thoroughly enjoy your pouf ottoman along with get tons of daily use out of that will.

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