10 Posh DIY Pouf Projects

Poufs are great for adding extra seating, putting your feet up, or just bringing some style and texture to a forgotten corner of the room. They work just like an ottoman but are usually smaller and more portable, which is great news if you entertain. They also tend to have a softer and more contemporary look than a traditional ottoman, which is why they are so popular. These 10 DIY posh pouf projects will have you creating your own pouf, perfect for any room. While some of these tutorials require some knitting skills to recreate that West Elm pouf look, many of them require just simple sewing skills.  With a variety of projects here for all skill levels, there is the perfect pouf for you! Remember, you can customize these poufs simply by the fabric that you choose. So let’s get to these DIY pouf projects!



This DIY military style pouf has great lines and we are in love with that fabric! This is a complete tutorial with lots of photos, but it does happen to be in German. No problem if you don’t read German though, you always have Google Translate! (Plus, lots of photos.) From ‘Bildschoenes‘.


This stylish crocheted pouf is a free pattern from ‘Red Heart‘. They simply used a child’s small bean bag chair as stuffing for these DIY pouf projects.

10 Posh DIY Pouf Projects


This modern DIY  floor pouf from ‘The Sorry Girls‘ is very trendy in style, but really easy to make. They used faux leather and accented with some topstitching. They even have a how-to video to make sure you understand the tutorial!

10 Posh DIY Pouf Projects


Try this Moroccan DIY pouf from ‘Nomadic Decorator‘. This project adds just enough pattern for interest, but it’s still neutral enough in style to work in almost any home. This is a pretty simple project for beginners!


Julie from ‘Gleeful Things‘ created this free pouf crochet pattern that looks just alike a West Elm version. Ok, so the really cool thing about Julie’s project… she made it from T-shirt yarn! Don’t know what that is? Well go find out, she tells you how to make that, too! Great step by step tutorial for this DIY pouf project.


Brittany from ‘The Vintage Rug Shop‘ offers her tutorial on her DIY leather pouf. This one is real leather, and is such a rich color, and will last forever! It will only get better with age… She even tells you where to order upholstery leather.


This may be the perfect floor pouf from ‘Project Nursery‘. I love the masculine fabric, despite the fact it’s being used for a baby’s room. Easy to sew, easy to follow tutorial.


This DIY pouf ottoman cube from ‘Home Dit‘ is the perfect shape to be used as a footstool or extra seating. Lots and lots of photos leading you through this project. It just looks so comfy, right?


Here is another cube shape in this DIY West Elm inspired floor pouf from Morgan at ‘A Little Kooky‘. I like the way she used a fabric with just a touch of glam to it!


A free crochet floor pouf tutorial from ‘MJ’s Off the Hook Designs‘ is the perfect way to end this post. These crocheted ones have the most amazing texture! She also had a video tutorial, so you never have to worry about getting lost.


Update: Bonus Tutorial! Ronda from ‘Batchelors Way‘ shows us how to make an ottoman or DIY pouf, with no sewing! She actually found the cover as a kitted basket, then made the pouf body out of scrap wood. Such a clever DIY!


We can’t wait to try one of these DIY pouf projects, how about you? If you enjoyed this post, we have two other great posts you may love! Try 15 swanky Mid Century Modern DIY projects or our previous post on poufs – Poufs!! DIY Projects!

Image Credits: Gleeful Things, Bildschoenes, Red Heart, The Sorry Girls, Nomadic Decorator, The Vintage Rug Shop, Project Nursery, Home Dit, A Little Kooky, MJ's Off the Hook Designs



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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

1 Comment

  1. Norma Rolader
    September 15, 2017 / 9:19 am

    You are awesome the ideas for poofs are great and thank you God bless

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