About three years ago I bought a skirt from the Urban Outfitters website. Nearly all of the reviews said that this was a skirt that would make your bum look fat, but it looked cute and it was massively on sale, so I took a gamble and bought it. Once it arrived and I tried it on I realised it made my bum, too, look fat, so I only wore the skirt once and it sat in my closet since.
Well, until three days ago that is, when I turned it into a pouf! I had been wanting a pouf for our living room for a little while. We’d just got a new (vintage) chair, a black Ingmar Relling Siesta chair (more on this in another post) but did not have the ottoman that goes with it, so I wanted something that we could put our feet on whilst sitting in it. Turning the skirt into a pouf was surprisingly easy and really only took minimal handsewing skills, so I thought I’d share a little tutorial with you here in case you might want to convert a skirt into a pouf as well. Here goes:
Mix of Whimsy’s DIY skirt to pouf tutorial:
- Needle and thread
- Old clothes, sheets or towels that you want to get rid of or any other fabric that you could use for stuffing
- Polyester wadding
- A drawstring, either that came with the skirt, a long shoe lace or a piece of ribbon
- Button, possibly with tufting needle and thread if you’d like to add this to the top of your pouf (I didn’t)