Pouf and Poof

Honey Bun Pouf by Amy ButlerI cannot resist keeping every scrap of fabric. Especially nice fabric. I can let go of ugly fabric.
But I mostly quilt. I don’t upholster much other than seat cushions and the occasional ottoman, so the upholstery fabric piles up, waiting for the perfect project.Cut out Pouf piecesAnd then there are the strips of batting that gets chopped off after quilting. Also hard in this home office to divest.

If the batting’s big enough, I piece those together to make bigger batting. But then there are pieces I keep because I think I’m going to make potholders, bags, table runners, coasters, mug rugs and who knows what else. I don’t make those things very often. Really, it’s all too much batting, but it’s so hard to let go.  It’s a disorder, I know.Honey Bun Pouf Underside So anyway, I bought the Honey Bun Pouf Pattern by Amy Butler at PIQF.

I’m delighted to report that this pattern was a perfect way to use up scraps.  I didn’t buy a thing for the shell. The batting and shell wedges (for the larger pouf pattern) are about 7-1/2″ wide by about 20″ long. It just so happens that they are great sizes for using up many of the bits and pieces I’d jammed into drawers and cabinets.

Honey Bun Pouf WedgeWedges are cut, backed with batting, sewn into bigger wedges, and subsequently into a big round thing.
Honey Bun Pouf
Two round things go together with a zipper, it’s tufted with big buttons, and the pouf is filled with little polystyrene bean bag pellets.Honey Bun Pouf
The dogs and I liked the first one quite a bit so we’re making a second one. There’s plenty of fabric and batting scraps in inventory.
Honey Bun Pouf by Amy Butler By the way, we’re not going to put buttons made of horn in the middle on the second pouf. Both Schnap and Murphy have been far too intrigued by the buttons. I just know there’s going to be gnawing on that button when I’m not looking.  These buttons may need to be replaced with something less enticing to dogs.Honey Bun Pouf by Amy Butler

It’s like I put candy buttons on my shirt.  Poof!  They’re gone.

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12 Responses to Pouf and Poof

  1. seamsfitting says:

    That looks fabulous – but tell me how much of a bugger that centre was to deal with?

    • piecedgoods says:

      I had the very same question myself about the center…It was surprisingly not a bugger! I was worried at the beginning that I’d have 30-60 layers of fabric and batting to sew through. If you cut and sew accurately per the pattern, and trim seams as recommended, things lay down nicely and behave themselves. It worked out for me even though I used much heavier fabric (velvets! brocades!) than Amy Butler uses in her sample poufs (she sampled hers in quilting weight cotton and in her home dec weight canvas). Also I should add that I didn’t press after sewing each piece and it still worked. Thick velvet is impossible to press anyway. Just have all the seams are laying down the same direction. Have fun!

  2. jennyklyon says:

    These are gorgeous-how long did they take to make?

    • piecedgoods says:

      Thanks! I think from start to finish the first pouf took about 6 hours, but truth be told, I took my time digging out scraps and figuring out what I wanted in the pouf and how I wanted the whole thing configured. The sewing was simple and I chain pieced the pieces (one after the other). The second one is in two big circles, not joined still, but pieced together much faster because I didn’t dilly dally and I got faster at cutting the pieces. I need to go and get a 12″ zipper to put in and then I’ll be done with pouf #2!

  3. Love the poufs and the doggies so cute too!

  4. Diana Badyrka says:

    Love this pouf and the puppies. Did you use 1/4″ seams or 1/2″ seams?

    • piecedgoods says:

      Thanks! Good question – I used 1/2″ seams because I was worried about seam slippage on some of the scraps of upholstery fabric I used that were more loosely woven. Plus then the seams were folded to one side and sort of “fake felled’ with the top stitching. Have fun!

  5. Diana Badyrka says:

    Thanks for the quick reply. I’ll be on it today!

  6. Where did you get the bean bag pellets?

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