I’m lucky enough to have been given both Liberty sewing books as presents; they are full of the most beautiful home projects that are right up my street. I decided to try out the pouffe (or some might call it a footstool or beanbag) pattern to brighten up a corner of my sitting room (plus Jules needs somewhere to put his feet up as I always lie out on the sofa). I decided to buy exactly the same print as used in the book as it fits perfectly with my sofa. I would normally spend hours deciding which Liberty print to use but the styling in the book is so seductive I just went with what they had used.
It’s an easy thing to make in that there are only a few pieces of fabric involved (top, base, side and two handle pieces) but it is one of the trickier pieces of sewing I’ve done as you have to fit a zip in the bottom (you have to make a liner full of the beans that you can take in and out via the zip) and you have to sew the top, which is a circle, to the side piece, which is a rectangle.
However, the final result is very pleasing and would cost a small fortune if you bought it in a shop.
Where to buy what you need for this project:
The Liberty Book of Home Sewing is available from Waterstones for £15.
Pablo Pepper print fine corduroy is available from Sewbox for £14.95 per metre.
Polystyrene beads cost £3.80 from eBay.
I love being able to make things for my home for a fraction of the cost of shop-bought pieces. I’ve saved myself so much money since learning how to sew!
What have you made recently for your home?