BH&G suggests using linen burlap for your pouf for $7/yd - not bad. I've mentioned that I am a fan of the Goodwill, right? Did you know that many people donate unused fabric remnants to the Goodwill? Yes! So rather than trek up to Joann's, I started this project at my local Goodwill. I didn't actually find any fabric remnants that I liked, but I did find a set of lovely drapes in my favorite color - blue! The material is a thick, cotton, canvas that was perfect for a pouf. And the price tag was perfect, too - $7.99 for enough material to make two poufs, should I be so inclined.
Before I get too far, I need to give credit where it's due. In this case, the credit should be given fully to my mother. If I haven't previously shared that I rely heavily on my exceptional mother's help for many a project, I really should have. My mom is extremely resourceful, creative, and versatile. She is often my sounding board for ideas, and my perfect thrifting partner-in-crime. She has a tool set. She's gorgeous :) and did I mention that she sews? Or, that I do not sew? Basically, she made the pouf for me. She even took the drapes home and washed them prior to starting it. So, there you have it.
My Wonder Mom
(You can see my makings for a new throw pillow off to the left... yay!)