Ikea Sandared Pouffe Fabric Cover May 29, 2021 14:36
Looking for a fabric cover for your Ikea Sandared Pouffe? Make one with this pattern and sewing instructions.
Note: this pattern covers the all three sizes S45 / M56 / L71cm
I recently made a fabric cover for our Ikea Sandared Pouffe. It's a fabulous dome floor cushion with 6 panels and a flat top and bottom. The pouffe comes with a knitted/crochet cover but if you wanted a fabric cover like us then read on.
I would recommend a medium home weight woven fabric with a little give to help you ease pieces together.Fabric requirements for each size:
S 45cm = 1m (1.10yards)
M 56cm = 1.5cm (1.65yards)
L 71cm = 2m (2.2yards)
For the 6 piece sample in this tutorial I used a medium weight Red cotton and some Hoooked t-shirt yarn to drawstring the base. I also embellished this one with a star using a scrap of denim from the sleeve of a garment that I recently cut up.
I picked up the Ikea Sandared Pouffe on Ebay for a steal but I think Ikea still make this design.
Here's how I constructed the cover:
CUT OUT x 6 Panels and 1 top.
TOP TIP - If you don't like cutting on the fold print the pattern twice and stick together to create a whole piece.
SEW one panel to another right sides together and press seam open.
TOP STITCH down each side of seam approx 0.5cm allowance.
REPEAT until you have joined the first to the last panel.
Before joining the top piece consider whether to Applique a design, and do this first if so. I used Stitch 13 on my Janome 230DC to sew my denim star down.
ATTACH top piece using notch markers to ease the circle into main panels. Sewing a circle in can be tricky, sew inch by inch matching notches and readjusting all the way.
TOP TIP - STAY STITCH the circle 1cm seam allowance to stop the shape stretching out when joining to the side panels. It is a good idea to stay stitch all curves.
CLIP seam allowance.
TOP STITCH 0.5cm to outer edge of seam (TOP TIP sew slowly opening seam allowance as you go)
TURN UP 0.5" on bottom raw edges and PRESS.
TURN UP another 1" and press to create a channel for drawstring.
SEW the hem/channel leaving a 2" gap for drawstring entry and exit.
THREAD your chosen cord through base channel with plenty to spare. I chose to use a Hoooked Zpaghetti t-shirt cord.
Get this sewing pattern and many others in my SEWING SHOP
This sample was the 45cm product but I am considering drafting a pattern for the other IKEA sizes so get in touch if this interests you.
If you like the denim version I made, just cut the Main panels with an added seam allowance instead of a folded edge and use the legs of old jeans to recycle/reuse/reduce.
Also see my Three bears design.