Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ginormous Floor Cushion DIY

Today I want to show you the ginormous floor cushion DIY for my friend Lindsay's playroom makeover. I could curl up on that bad boy and watch Curious George all day... (not actually Curious George but since it's for kids, I thought I'd stick to the theme...)

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DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.


This is the amazing pouf in it's home. Isn't her house so cute?! We share a love of DIY, using what we already have (and hot glue) and making all the things (with hot glue). She's my spirit animal. Remember this design board? Pssst. you can click on anything in the image below to see its source. That's fancy.





Well instead of buying that cutie down in the corner. We decided a GINORMOUS, more amazing one was in order. Here is a mixture of my words and Lindsay's words to tell you how it was made. She has twin babies so we couldn't exactly have a play date and knock this out together. Things take more time than that..

This cushion is GINORMOUS, people.  If a floor cushion was a dog, this is the Clifford the Big Red Dog of pillows. It will reside in our being-remodeled playroom/office and will serve as soft place to lay and play while my twins are still babies, and a reading/lounging pillow as they get older! I consulted the design board for the playroom and intentionally selected fabrics that will complement the colors of our home.  So if it gets dragged out of the playroom – which it will – it will be congruent with the color themes in all the other rooms. Perfect for a design freak like me ;) Flannel for the top, and fur for the sides. Comfy, soft, and pretty.

For this project you'll need:
Scissors
1 yard of the fabric on the sides. We used this rabbit minky.
2 yards of fabric for the top and bottom. We used this flannel.
A homemade compass--- don't worry, we'll explain.
Polyfil for the inside.
Velcro for the inclosure

Instructions:
Fold a triangle using the fabric for the top and bottom. This fabric was 44" wide so you're making a 44" square.
Pin in a few places. Cut across the edge.

Fold the first triangle into another triangle. Pin at the top of the triangle. This is the center.

Open the fabric and leave the pin in place.

This is where our handy dandy compass comes in! Tie 2 markers to a string. Wind the string around the marker until your outside pen reaches just inside the printed part of the fabric. 


With the cap on, move the outside marker around the circle, testing each edge. Because if it goes over the edge, you'll have a weird un-circle. My string needed to be rolled up a few times to fit inside all 4 sides of the square. Tape the marker’s string in place, and draw your circle.


The great thing about having the string taped onto the marker is you can pick up your hands and re-adjust your position anytime! Lightly mark the fabric, it doesn’t need to be perfect.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

After the circle is marked, cut out your circles. I placed the marked fabric over the unmarked fabric, pinned, and cut them out at the same time.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Next, cut your edge fabric the length of the circumference of the flannel fabric. I chose a faux bunny fur and wanted the sides super tall, so I cut mine at 15”.  Tip: cut faux fur outside, then put it in the dryer for a few minutes…or you’ll be living in fuzz-land.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

I wanted to add a special touch of my girls to the pouf.  I had some extra fabric from their car seat covers laying around, so I grabbed it and sewed two simple tubes, wove it into a knot braid, which made a robust but simple handle. 

There are TONS of tutorials out there on how to braid. I used a baby headband tutorial. The only thing I added was a knot at the end of the braid on each side…

  

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Time to sew!

Pin the right sides of the edge fabric (bunny fur) and the top fabric (flannel) together on one side of the circle. Make sure you decide how you’re planning on shutting the pouf (like with Velcro) and don’t forget to add the handle. Cue the sewing machine mood lighting.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Sew around both sides, turn right side out and stuff.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Whapow! You now have a ginormous floor cushion perfect for a playroom. Or a nap. Or for a grownup to lay on while playing with twin babies on the floor.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

This is Jessica again. Will you just look at those beautiful baby heads? Love these little girls. And their cushion. ; )

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Pure heaven on their giant pouf. Hard to imagine that some day they'll take up the whole thing.

DIY tutorial for a ginormous and cozy playroom floor cushion.

Thanks again to Lindsay for taking on a part of my design plan and to fabric.com for the awesome, super comfortable fabric. I love how it turned out! Can't wait to show you more of the playroom as it comes together.  Spoiler: the tent has been made too. heart eyes.


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 Thanks for reading, friends.

and Lindsay...

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