Liberty print pouffe

I’m lucky enough to have been given both Liberty sewing books as presents; they are full of the most beautiful home projects that are right up my street. I decided to try out the pouffe (or some might call it a footstool or beanbag) pattern to brighten up a corner of my sitting room (plus Jules needs somewhere to put his feet up as I always lie out on the sofa). I decided to buy exactly the same print as used in the book as it fits perfectly with my sofa. I would normally spend hours deciding which Liberty print  to use but the styling in the book is so seductive I just went with what they had used.

It’s an easy thing to make in that there are only a few pieces of fabric involved (top, base, side and two handle pieces) but it is one of the trickier pieces of sewing I’ve done as you have to fit a zip in the bottom (you have to make a liner full of the beans that you can take in and out via the zip) and you have to sew the top, which is a circle, to the side piece, which is a rectangle.

However, the final result is very pleasing and would cost a small fortune if you bought it in a shop.

Liberty print pouffe by

Where to buy what you need for this project:

The Liberty Book of Home Sewing is available from Waterstones for £15.

Pablo Pepper print fine corduroy is available from Sewbox for £14.95 per metre.

Polystyrene beads cost £3.80 from eBay.

I love being able to make things for my home for a fraction of the cost of shop-bought pieces. I’ve saved myself so much money since learning how to sew!

What have you made recently for your home?

Katy x





  1. 29th January 2014 / 10:22 am

    I love the print you’ve chosen! Really pretty and it matches your radio 😀 I’m very tempted to treat myself to this book x

    • katy
      29th January 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Thanks Chloe. Definitely treat yourself – it’s such a beautiful book even if you never make anything from it 🙂 x

  2. 29th January 2014 / 5:58 pm

    You my girl are a total talent!
    It looks wonderful….always excited to see your new projects – now, when oh when am I going to see them in the live with a real coffee and a great catch up – wanna see that roof garden of yours too…so much love x sophs

    • Katy
      30th January 2014 / 5:53 pm

      Ah, thank you gorgeous girl! Come over any day, any time xx

  3. 3rd February 2014 / 6:18 pm

    This is beautiful! I also received this book for Christmas and have been pondering projects. I like how you used the recommended fabric. Often I feel like I should choose something different, but all the Liberty fabrics are so gorgeous.

    • katy
      5th February 2014 / 10:12 am

      Thank you! Which one are you going to do, Rusty? I think I might do one of the cloud cushions next 🙂

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