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 for sale here – after purchasing the pdf pattern will be emailed to you. You may print it and use it for personal use only. Re-selling the pattern is not permitted. Not for commercial use, or for producing items to sell.
The instructions for making the pouffe are here.
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.
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!!!
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