So, this is one of those stories of getting something and having it sit in your basement for years. Like 7 or so years. Yep. I wish that was uncommon around my house, but it really isn't. But, the bright side of this, is that I actually do get around to making things out of my little findings :) ..even though its more than half a decade later lol.
Back in the day, we went to a furniture store....I'm sure to get furniture or something :)...but I don't remember what we got, if anything. But I do remember them having all these mattress cubes up by the cash register. They were mattress samples. They said they were $5 each. I jumped on it, and bought 4. I imagined I could do something with them, and well, for $5 that was a good deal. I mean, when do you ever see mattress samples?? I didn't even know these existed...of course I didn't know what I was going to do with them at the time either.
I've been seeing these floor poufs everywhere now, and decided it was about time to make one when I remembered these little cubes. I didn't even know if I for sure had them anymore or not. And luckily I found them stashed in a corner in the basement! I was so excited. I thought they would make a great little 'pouf' or ottoman.
I measured the sides and added an inch for seam allowances. The top measured 17.5" square so I cut it 18.5" square.
Each side was 10"x17.5" so I cut four of them at 11"x18.5".
I laid the top down first, and then secured two sides with some pins.
Then, secured the other two sides with some pins.
Next, I secured each side to the side next to it. Simple.
After they were all secured, I knew I had a half inch seam allowance to work with, so I sewed them together at half an inch.
Next was creating the bottom seam. I folded it under half an inch all around and sewed it in place.
Now, this pattern packs a lot of punch...so I really have to get use to it :) But I love the look.
Now all I have to decide is if I want it in my living room or my bedroom. Would probably get more use in the living room, but also get in the way a lot.
Either way, it'll be great to have them for when guests come over and we need additional seating. It's quite fun having guests come and sit on the floor to get up and find themselves covered in the white dog hair. :) I pretty much have a stash of lint rollers waiting by the door to give out. These poufs may remedy hairy bums, but won't do much for black socks :)