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One hour floor cushion

One hour floor cushion

It’s not the first pouf or floor cushion I sew but it’s definitely the easiest project! You basically just need to sew 4 triangles together! I made it for my kids. They can use it wherever they want from the bedroom to the backyard! As you can imagine they love it…and the dog too!

I picked some colored and flourish fabrics, a little kitsch touch once in a while makes me happy! Choose a fabric thick enough to withstand rough use. Upholstery fabrics are the ones that will work best for this project. You can have fun mixing patterns as I did or make the whole seat with the same fabric.

No worries if you are not a professional seamstress, this floor cushion is a perfect project for a beginner.

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cutting fabric floor cushion

One hour floor cushion

The materials you will need:

To fill your floor cushion you have two options: this kind filling or theses beans. If you want to use it outdoor, polystyrene will be a better choice.

Cut a triangle out of each fabric yard, measure the middle of one side to place the triangle tip, and trace two lines to each opposite corner. Cut out the triangle and repeat it for each fabric.

The base of the triangle is 1 yard long and the high of the triangle is 1 1/2 yard. In the metric system are 1m for the base and 1,5 m for the triangle high. Preferably choose a fabric thick enough to withstand a floor use. 

One hour floor cushion

Once the 4 triangles are cut, sew them together. Place one triangle on top of the other, right side on the right side. The tip of one must be on top of the edge of the other. Sew the side and repeat with the other two.

Once the four triangles are sewn and form a rectangle shape, sew both edges together. You now have a tubular shape made of 4 triangles.

One hour floor cushion

Your sewing is still wrong side out. The next step is to close both openings. Take one opening and place the triangle bases on top of each other, pin and sew.

Take the remaining opening, again place the triangle base on top of each other, pin and sew. This time leave an unsewn gap of 10 inches to turn the cushion right side out and to put the filling in.

The ends seams you just made must go in two different directions to create the floor pillow shape. You can see in the finished picture that one seam is vertical and the other horizontal.

sewing floor cushion

Turn the cushion right side out and fill it with foam or polystyrene beans. Once you are done filling the pouf sew the opening. You can use your sewing machine (faster…it’s what I did) or hand stitch it for a nicer finish!

One hour floor cushion

I wanted a way to store it or at least to have the floor cushion out of the way when cleaning. So I added fabric ribbons in two corners of the cushion.

You make a loop and you sew them with the edge. You will have to strengthen the seam a little to be sure the loops can withstand the cushion weight.

hanged floor cushion

Tadaaaam!!! This huge floor cushion hangs out of the way to the DIY coat hook (I made those with perfume caps!)

One hour floor cushion

Looking for more sewing ideas?

You will find all the tutorials featured in this video on my Best off-page.

One hour floor cushion

 A cozy place to read her favorite books! If you want to complete your reading nook with more floor cushion you will love this round pillow and the handle to carry them around!

One hour floor cushion

One hour floor cushion

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One hour floor cushion

Easy to sew floor cushion tutorial

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