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Create a Pouf Ottoman from a Bedsheet

Create a Pouf Ottoman from a Bedsheet

This pouf from Debra Wittrup at Caruth Studio will look right at home with light and breezy farmhouse furnishings.

STEP 1: Cut six 19" squares from a flat sheet.
STEP 2: Position two squares together with right sides facing. Using a sewing machine’s baste stitch, sew a seam along one side. Press the basted seam open with an iron.
STEP 3: With the right sides facing down, place a zipper at least 15" long facedown so that it lies directly on the seam. The zipper pull should only be about a 1/2" down from the top of the seam edge. Pin in place and then use the zipper foot to carefully sew the zipper into place. When the zipper is attached, use a seam ripper to open the baste seam.
STEP 4: Position two more squares together with right sides facing and sew the sides together and then to the two zipper side pieces, resulting in a “tube” shape (four sides with no top or bottom).
STEP 5: Lay the tube down, right side up, and then lay another square, wrong side up, on top. Align the raw edges and ensure the corners of the square line up with the corner seams of the tube. Sew the pieces together all the way around the edges.
STEP 6: Repeat the previous attachment steps for the other end of the tube, using the last square piece. Be sure to keep the right sides of the tube and square piece facing each other. Also, take care to unzip the zipper at least a little bit about halfway through sewing this side so the zipper pull is accessible. When finished, open the zipper all the way and turn the fabric right side out.
STEP 7: Carefully open a 100L bag of polystyrene balls. Insert the open end of the bag into the zippered opening of your pouf and pour the balls in slowly. Carefully shake the pouf every so often to settle the balls; you will probably use the entire bag. Over time, you can add more polystyrene to keep your pouf’s shape. You can also insert old towels or denim jeans to add weight and shape to the bottom of the pouf.

Designed and photographed by Debra Wittrup of Caruth-studio.co. For more ways to create home decor from bedsheets, look for the “Bedsheet Bonanza” article in the Autumn 2020 issue of Farmhouse Style.

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