Saturday, April 16, 2011

Poufs Tutorial

There's a NASCAR race on right now,
so unless I want to involuntarily fall asleep because of
repetitive sound of the car engines, I need to do something to
keep me preoccupied!  

What better way than a tutorial on how to make poufs! 
I made these several weeks ago and have worn them a couple of times.
In my attempt to use several different prints and fabrics to make the poufs,
I have discovered that a light fabric, like chiffon, works the best.

I rummaged through my closet and through my facebook albums to see
if I had a picture of the shirt I was going to use. 
So, here's a picture of maybe the only time I wore this shirt. 
This was taken at our pre-graduation party behind the Wholgy. 

There's a lot of great colors in this shirt: pink, green, blue, and black.
Basically the colors that I wear all the time. 
So I knew that I would be able to wear these poufs with many outfits.

Without futher ado...

I cut out a circle that was about 2 inches in diameter.
I placed several layers of fabric underneath the circle
so that the cutting process wouldn't take as long.


Fold one circle at a time.  Fold in half, then in half again. 
It will look like part of a flower petal.


Get out your needle and thread. 
Thread the needle through the fabric at the bottom where the fabric
has been folded ino the shape of a triangle. 
Continue sewing the rest of your petals onto each other. 


The only advice that I can give to you is to experiment with
the placement of all these petals. 
The number of petals I used for each pouf differed. 
On some I used more and on some I used less just because
of the way I arranged and placed the petals around each other.
But on average, I used anywhere from 12-16 petals for one pouf. 


I used my hot glue gun to glue a circle of black felt on the back of the pouf.
Then I glued an alligator hair clip to the back so that I could attach
the pouf to my clothes or to even put in my hair.  


And there you have it!

1 comment:

  1. Ash! My sister and I made a variation of these for corsages for people helping at her wedding last summer. They were REAL cute. We used simple cotton material, but I like your fabric choice!