We've had our eye on this cute scrap-busting DIY project from Closet Core Patterns and with loads of linen scraps and remnants saved up from previous blog posts, we jumped at the chance to whip one up! If you are looking to create a useful and beautiful addition to your home (and also reduce that never-ending scrap stash!) this is a fantastic project to get stuck into!
Keep reading for details on how we put ours together and check out the Closet Core Patterns DIY tutorial and downloadable template here.
We've saved a colourful assortment of linen scraps from previous blog projects, including Vintage Finish Linens in Vintage Blush from our Make by TFS Bloom Dress, Mustard, Duck Egg and Dusky Orchid, as well as Gingham Linens including Bold Duck Egg from our ZW Gather Dress, Canary Bold, Orchid and Celery from our Make by TFS Ivy Top.
For this project we used sewing shears, linen fabric remnants and scraps, 3.5m of white Linen Bias Binding, one 60cm Invisible Zip, Gutermann Sew-All Thread, pins, a sewing machine, an iron and ironing board.
The colorful linen fabric scraps we had stashed from previous blog posts were all a similar mid-weight, so we decided to block fuse them with woven interfacing to add stability, and this used 1m of white Stayflex.
To begin we block fused our linen pieces with the Stayflex interfacing and cut out the shapes according to the pattern template provided by Closet Core Patterns. We then overlocked the edges of each piece to avoid fraying and to ensure we could wash the pouf in the future! The next step was stitching the bottom half circles and 12 triangular top pieces together, pressing the seams open in-between sewing the seams, and very quickly we had assembled the top and the base. We then added the bias binding detail and an invisible zip following the clear instructions and pictures on the Closet Core Pattern website. The remaining steps for this DIY were to construct the sides of the pouf and we had enough fabric to match the sides with the top segments for continuity.
Closet Core Patterns also have instructions for making a large drawstring bag to fill with scraps before putting it inside the pouf for the stuffing, check it out here. This is a really great idea especially if you wash the pouf regularly or if you are using it as a storage spot for clothes or textiles.
This was such a fun little project to sew up and has us all inspired here at HQ to make one up for ourselves! What a wonderful way to make use of all those precious scraps and help keep a little more textiles out of landfill! Follow us over on Instagram @wearethefabricstore and tag us using #TheFabricStore to show us what you are creating!