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The Pi Pouf

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Category Sewing
Style Mod, Classic, Funky, Traditional, Hipster
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo The Plush Pouf

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What materials did you use? Cotton Duck (for inside), Home Dec/Upholstery for outside, 1 - 5" zipper (for inside), and 2 - 28" zippers for outside, polystyrene beads (ordered from Uline).

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What are you most proud of? I'm a communication professor - and haven't had geometry since 1980 - but I was able to calculate pi (plus seam allowances) to get the side measurements correct - so they fit perfectly when sewn to the circles. The pattern was very difficult to write - and I'm still fine-tuning it. My students love this class - I can only handle four at a time (due to space) and it takes most of a day to make it. I've been getting requests to teach it again. BTW, kids and animals LOVE it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time cutting and sewing- everything really needs to line up. Although I don't pin when I sew circles, I highly recommend that most do. And baste the side panel to the circles at four points. If you are even 1/8th of an inch off at each of those points and don't work in the excess fabric, you can be 1/2" or even 1" off when you complete the circle. The free pattern on the Shannon Fabrics My Cuddle Corner Blog is designed for Cuddle fabric that's 60" wide. You'll need to adjust it if you plan on using narrower fabric.

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I like this item ~ would like to know the dimensions. I suppose I will make my oown size to conform to what I want it for. All iln all, that's what I did. Very easy and fun.

10/23/2011 Flag

The sides are about 17" tall and the diameter of the circle is 29" - it's a nice size!

10/26/2011 Flag