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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Project Pouffe: goes wrong

Well I made up the beanbig/pouffe inner and stuffed it with 3 bags of stuffing. Its huge and the stuffing goes nowhere near it. In fact its a lot larger volume wise than I imagined which is a bit frustrating.
I don't want to buy more stuffing for it as the point was to use materials I have not buy more, and I think the resulting item (if I did) would be very large and rather in the way in the living room rather than providing just a bit of extra seating as I had imagined.
Of course despite it being a test bean bag, I have neatly finished all the seams with the overlocker and it has a zip in the side seam and everything!
I have a few options:-
1. Remove the stuffing and donate the outer as a 'bean bag cover'. Its in shades of neutral creams and might let someone reuse an old beanbag.
2. Recut the fabric down to a smaller size and restuff it with the stuffing.
3. Have a rethink and try and locate a better pattern
4. Leave it and work on something else

2 comments:

Jenni said...

Oh no. How frustrating. I vote for cutting it down a bit.. but only after its had a bit of a sit on the naughty step to teach it to be better behaved.

Michelle said...

I don't know if this will help or not, but if it is taking too much stuffing...consider stuffing it with something else. I have a pouffe I brought back from morrocco that I have stuffed with plastic bags from the grocery store. It worked great...and goodness knows I always have enough of those around the house!