I am so excited to share this DIY kids pouf tutorial with you! I worked with Birch Fabrics to show off the re-release of their Circa 52 collection. I was envisioning a cuter version of the carpet squares our library uses for ‘sitting spots’ during story time and my son picked up on it right away, grabbing a book and plopping down. Handmade toys and kid things make my heart so happy – as you can see from my pattern shop & free tutorials, I make lots of them!
[Birch Fabrics provided the fabrics and paid me for my time; all opinions are my own]
I used 4 Birch fabrics: Birch Organics Mod Basics in Solid Orange, Birch Organics Mod Basics in Shroom, Birch Organics Circa 52 in Tree Stripes Shroom, & Birch Organics Mod Basics in Woodland Friends. You can find them all on Etsy*! A pouf was the first thing that I sewed and felt proud of (you can see it here), so I’m excited to make one again, they’re such a fun project.
If you’re new to hand sewing, you can check out this post of great beginner embroidery supplies.
I made two poufs, one with a squirrel applique and one with hand-stitched “tree rings”. They are sewn on with super simple hand sewing stitches (videos showing how in that post), this is an easy beginner sewing project! You could also skip the fusible fleece & fabric scrap filling to make these throw pillows instead.
Doesn’t he fit on there just perfectly? For reference, he is an average sized 2 year old. We use these in our big basement playroom, adding a simple rug transforms a boring corner into an inviting reading nook. If you need reading inspiration, check out these two different posts where I matched up free sewing patterns with beloved children’s books – round 1 and round 2.
Do your kids love poufs and pillows as much as mine do? Let me know what your favorite pattern is!
DIY Kids Pouf Tutorial
Click over for the full tutorial on the Birch Fabrics blog, and let me know what you think!