For the past several weeks I’ve been looking at a large pile of blankets, just itching to be put away. In lieu of jamming all the unused winter blankets into one of our overflowing closets, I decided to hide them in a small pouf. I’ve had a bunch of upholstery samples kicking around for a while and this seemed like a good opportunity to put them to use.
- Press the fabric. Use something thick and with body to help the cube stand up.
- Measure and cut (4) 16″ x 20″ rectangles for the sides
Make sure your pieces are perfectly square
- Measure and cut (2) 16″ x 16″ squares for top and bottom.
- Add a long zipper on one end. About 20 inches is good.
- Sew up all the seams with a 1/2″ allowance.
- Jam in as many blankets as you can. Otherwise the pouf won’t have enough body to stand up.
My small pouf contains five blankets including a thick wool Pendleton and two down comforters. That’s a lot!
If I wasn’t making my own, some of the other poufs I’ve had my eye on…..
Traditional Indian Pouf at Overstock