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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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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous
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    What did you fill it with? Love it!!!

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      Thanks! I filled it with cushion foam filling…then I ran out of foam and grabbed all the old or unused pillows and I put them inside too!

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    Great idea, super cute and easy!

  3. Anonymous
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    So for the filling, you cut up regular flat foam? Or are foam pieces available anywhere?

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      Hello, I used cushion filling (polyester fiberfill)but the foam lost a little volume since then. So I will have to add more. Maybe it will work better with little pieces of polyurethane foam…I think you can find it already cut! I will never have the patience to do it, it's a realy big cushion to fill!

      • Danielle
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        You can find already cut foam at Joann’s but it would take a lot of it.

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    Hello Amaryllis, I just loved this pouf. I am tempted to use your pouf project with my 8th grade students here in Brazil. Would you be so kind and send me the measurment you use dor you're beautiful daughter? Thank you!
    Cheers,
    Katy

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      Hello Katy, so sorry for the delay of my answer! Each triangle have a base of 1 meter and a high of 1,5m, you will need four of them to complete the pouf. Also a good alternative to fill the cushion is to use small pieces of scrap fabrics. Have fun sewing with your students and let me know how it turns!

  5. Bernadette
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    What kind of fabric should I use ?

    • amaryllis
      Author
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      Hello Bernadette, as the cushion will lay on the floor you you need a thick fabric. Any home decor fabric will work, I like to use thick cotton because it’s easy to cut and have fun design.

  6. Noelle
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    I love this project. I am looking to make some like this for my 6’2 son at collage. What do feel would be a good adjustment in fabric size for him?

    • amaryllis
      Author
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      Hello Noelle, thanks. You son is quite tall 😉 I would try making the floor cushion with triangles of 2 yards high and 1 1/2 yard width for the base. I just added 1/2 at my original dimensions. Also the bigger the pillow is the more filling you will need. I hope your floor cushion won’t be to heavy…but I guess it won’t be a problem for your son! Let me know how it turns out! Have fun sewing.

  7. Noelle
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    How would you adjust this pattern to make it for an adult. A 6’2 adult. I would like to make one for my son a college.

    • Noelle
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      I did not see your previous reply. Thank you so much for your input. I will send you a picture of the results😊

  8. James
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    Plastic shopping bags make a great filler

    • amaryllis
      Author
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      Hello James, you are right plastic bags are a great option too!

  9. Sheilah Baxter
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    I made a oval floor No sew pillow And left a section open for the filling but I am using shredded foam. I have to get a total of 5 made for Christmas and I have just done the one. How is the best way to get that shredded foam into the pillow without getting it all over the outside because I am making mine with fleece and I don’t want to have to spend a lot of time trying to get it off the outside where it may get on it!?! I love the foam but it is in tiny squares that gets everywhere?
    The one I just made I tried filling those small Walmart bags and one at a time push them into the pillow and turn the bag upside down and shake it out before pulling the bag back out and it seemed to work pretty good but I didn’t get the whole thing inside on one before I realized I hadn’t gotten it in all the way and some had come out and I had a heck of a time trying to get it cleaned off!!! So I wandered what thoughts you might have??
    It’s the type foam that I had ordered 30 lbs and it had to be opened up and allowed to expand for 72 hrs! I love it but it kind of difficult the way I was trying to use it?

    • amaryllis
      Author
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      Hello Sheilah, did you try to open the bag inside your floor pillow? So the foam will expand inside of your cushion. Leave a big opening to place the bag in it, open it a take the plastic bag out. Then sew the opening and just let a small section unsewn in case you need to remove or add some foam. This way you won’t have to fill the all floor pillow with the foam. Let me know f it works.

  10. Destiny
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    I am not getting it. HOw did you get a point at one end of this pillow. It’s almost like some directions are missing. After sewing the triangles together and folding it over, it just makes another rectangle. How did you get it to a point??

    • Destiny
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      Never mind. I made a mini version of it and figured it out. Thanks.

    • amaryllis
      Author
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      Hello Destiny, glad to hear you figure it out. In case someone have the same question I will update the tutorial and give more details. Thanks