Poufs are a great way to add extra seating, or make a cozy spot for your feet. They can be made from many materials, but this tutorial will teach you how to make them out of floor mats.

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Poufs are a great way to add seating to a room without taking up too much space. They can also be used as floor pillows or even as dog beds. I recently made a pouf out of an old leather suitcase and I love it! Here’s how you can make your own.

First, you’ll need to find a suitable base for your pouf. An old leather suitcase works well, but you could also use an old pillow or even a bean bag chair. Just make sure that it’s big enough to comfortably sit on.

Next, you’ll need to cut the fabric for your pouf. I used an old T-shirt, but you could use anything from an old pair of jeans to a piece of fleece. Just make sure that it’s big enough to cover your chosen base.

Now comes the fun part – decorating your pouf! I added some fringe and tassels, but you could also sew on patches, beads, or anything else that takes your fancy.

Once you’re happy with the way your pouf looks, just stitch the fabric closed and fill it with stuffing. I used old clothes and pillows, but you could also use beans or rice if you prefer. Just make sure that you stuff it nice and full so that it’s comfortable to sit on.

And there you have it – your very own floor pouf!

What You Will Need

What You Will Need

-2-3 yards of leather or other heavy-duty fabric


-A floor pillow or two, depending on the size you want your pouf to be

-Stuffing ( straw, polyester stuffing, old clothes, etc.)

-A sewing machine (optional)


1. Start by cutting your fabric into strips. The width and length of the strips will depend on the size of your pouf. For a small pouf, you will need strips that are about 18 inches wide and 3 yards long. For a medium pouf, you will need strips that are about 24 inches wide and 3 yards long. For a large pouf, you will need strips that are about 36 inches wide and 3 yards long.

2. Once you have your strips cut, tie them together in a knot at one end.

3. Begin coiling your strip around itself, making sure to keep it tight as you go.

4. When you get to the end of the strip, tie it off with another knot.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have a large coil of fabric.

6. Next, take your floor pillow ( or pillows) and stuff it with straw, polyester stuffing, old clothes, etc., until it is about half full.

7. Place your coil of fabric on top of the pillow and begin to stuff it with more straw, polyester stuffing , old clothes , etc., until it is as full as you want it to be . 8 . Once it is full , tie off the end with a knot .

9 . If you want , you can sew the end shut with a sewing machine .

10 . Your pouf is now ready to use! You can use it as extra seating , or just as a decoration for your home .

Step One – Choose Your Fabric

When it comes to poufs, you can really choose any sort of fabric you want. A lot of people tend to go for leather because it gives the pouf a more polished look, but you could also go for something like cotton or even velvet if you wanted something a little more bohemia. Once you’ve decided on your fabric, it’s time to move on to step two.

Step Two – Make Your Pillow

The next step is to make your pillow. You can do this by simply taking a floor pillow and making some adjustments to it. First, you’ll want to cut off the excess fabric around the edges so that it’s nice and even. Then, you’ll want to sew up the hole in the middle of the pillow so that the stuffing doesn’t come out. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to move on to step three.

Step Three – Fill Your Pouf

Now it’s time to fill your pouf. You’ll want to start by stuffing the bottom of the pouf with some sort of filling material. This could be anything from old clothes to bean bag pellets. Once you’ve got the bottom filled, you can start working your way up the sides of the pouf until it’s completely full. Once it’s full, you’re almost done!

Step Four – Sew Up The Top

The final step is to sew up the top of the pouf so that all of the stuffing stays inside. You can do this by hand or with a sewing machine, whichever is easier for you. Once you’ve sewn up the top, your pouf is complete!

Step Two – Cut Your Fabric

After you’ve gathered your materials, the next step is to cut your fabric. You’ll need two pieces that are each 1 1/2 yards by 1 yard. If you’re using a slipcover, you can use the same measurements. If you’re working with a square or rectangle shape, you can make adjustments accordingly.

Once your fabric is cut, it’s time to begin sewing!

Step Three – Sew The Sides Together

Sew the short sides of the pouf together, right sides together. I like to use a leather needle and natural linen thread for all my leather projects – it’s a nice thick thread that holds up well. If you’re using a different kind of fabric, make the appropriate adjustments. Again, leave about a six inch opening along one of the short sides so you can stuff your pouf later on. Trim your excess thread and turn your pouf right side out through the opening you left.

Step Four – Sew The Top And Bottom Together

Sew the top and bottom together. I like to start in the middle and work my way out. If you’re using a patterned fabric, make sure the design is going in the right direction before you start sewing. As you sew, periodically check to make sure the two pieces are still lined up correctly. You can always make small adjustments as you sew if necessary.

If you’re using a solid-colored fabric, you can simply sew around the entire perimeter of the pouf. However, if you’re using a patterned fabric, you’ll want to leave an opening at the top so that you can stuff the pouf later on. I usually leave a 4-inch opening.

Step Five – Fill Your Pouf

Now it’s time to fill your pouf! You will need:

-2 bags of polyester fiberfill

-1 old pillow

-1 pair of scissors

Start by cutting your old pillow in half with the scissors. Then, take one half of the pillow and stuff it into the pouf. Once the pouf is about halfway full, take a bag of the polyester fiberfill and stuff it in. Repeat this process until the pouf is as full as you’d like it to be. You may need to make some adjustments as you go along, depending on how full you want your pouf to be.

Step Six – Sew The Top Closed

Sew the top closed by folding the raw edge under ” and then another ”. Stitch close to the edge using a leather needle and thread. If you are not using a leather needle, make sure to use a heavy-duty thread. Start in the middle of one side and work your way around. I like to backstitch a few times at the beginning and end.

Step Seven – Add Your Tassels

This is the final step in making your pouf! At this point, you will have a completed floor pouf that is ready to be used as seating or decoration in your home. However, if you would like to add tassels to your pouf, follow the instructions below.

-Purchase tassels in the color of your choice. You can find these at most craft stores or online.

-Using a hot glue gun, attach the tassels evenly around the edge of the pouf.

-Allow the glue to dry completely before using or displaying your pouf.

Thank you for following our floor pouf tutorial! We hope you enjoy your new piece of furniture or home d’cor.


If you’re looking for something a little different in terms of seating, a floor pouf may be just the thing. These soft and squashy poufs can be made from a variety of materials, including leather, and can add a touch of bohemia to any room. Best of all, they’re relatively easy to make yourself with just a few simple adjustments to a regular pillow.

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