Friday, October 28, 2016

Boho Rag Rug Floor Pouf

Not long ago I went a little nuts at the 99c store and bought a huge stack of colorful rag rugs.  I used them for several projects, but still had quite a few left over.  Finally, I remembered there was still one project I'd been dying to make and it would use up the remainder of my hoard......A rag rug floor pouf!  It took a little figuring out, but this pouf is sturdy as can be and is filled with everything you can imagine......Old towels, scrap fabrics, pillow stuffing and plastic bags.  Hey, I like to recycle!  BTW, you can't be in a bad mood and say the word "pouf", you just can't.  Remember to have fun, make poufs and always Make Your Mark!
Rag rugs never looked so fun!
A little boho outdoor space
I stenciled the pillow AND used the Boho Ribbon DIY for the edges!
See how I made it here!
6 rag rugs
Heavy cotton fabrics *2 yards for the lining 1 yard for the stenciled circles
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
Americana Decor Mandala Stencil
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics
Sewing machine
Poly-fil, towels, scrap fabrics, plastic bags
 1.  Stencil 2 mandala patterns in Dazzling Metallics on the dark heavy cotton fabric
2. & 3.  Cut them out and notch around the pattern
4.  Cut 6 side panels in the heavy cotton fabric
5.  Glue the panels to the rag rugs with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse 
*The fabric panels will stabilize the rag rug and keep them from fraying
6.  Cut the rag rugs in the shape of the side panels when the Fabri-Fuse is dry
7.  & 8.  Sew two of the panels together on one side (rugs facing each other) with 1/2" seam allowance
9.  Continue sewing all of the rugs in a circle leaving a 5" gap in the last seam
*This will be used to turn it right side out and for stuffing 
10.  This is what your pattern stitched panels will look like when they are sewn
11.  Pin the circle notches to the panel seams on both the top and bottom and stitch around using 1/2" seam allowance
12.  Stuff the pouf with everything you can find from old towels and recycled plastic bags to pillow stuffing and fabric scraps and then stitch closed
Why not make two for a funky, boho seating area!


  1. Very cool! Projects like this make me wish there were any dollar stores in my state, but there aren't. Le sigh.

  2. Hey Mark...very beautiful project. How much polyfiber goes in one such pouf?

  3. Loved this project. How much polyfill are used in one such pouf?