Pouffe Home Stuffing Guide
Our unstuffed Moroccan pouffes can be filled with a variety of different materials depending on what you have available and the kind of finish you wish to achieve. The pouffe is a versatile creature and can be filled with almost anything, from polystyrene balls to old clothing and fabrics. It is an eco-friendly way to use up materials you may have stored at home which are waiting to be recycled. Your local furniture upholsterer should also be able to sell you some suitable stuffing if necessary.
To Stuff Your Pouffe
1. Make sure the material you are using is clean and dry.
2. The zipper is located on the bottom of the pouffe. Unzip the pouffe and open it out to its full shape.
3. Start by gradually filling the sides at the top of your pouffe to ensure that all the nooks and crannies are fully stuffed. This will prevent dimples and bumps in the finished pouffe.
4. Continue stuffing evenly - add a layer of stuffing and push it down firmly (again, ensuring that the sides and seams are fully filled out) before moving on to add another layer.
5.Continue until the pouffe is full.
Please avoid over-filling your pouffe as this could put strain on the zip when closing.
The pouffe will bed down over time and more filling can then be added as required.
Suggested Materials for Stuffing
For a soft and light beanbag-style pouffe, we recommend using a filling of polystyrene balls, foam chips, old plastic bags or scrunched up newspapers. If using polystyrene beads it is advisable to use a liner, for example an old pillow case, and fill in the bath or outside as the beads have a tendency to escape!
To achieve a firmer, heavier pouffe try using cotton, felt, or wool fabrics. We've found that old towels and sheets work well.
Polystyrene Beads Suppliers
In the UK - Polypack, Polybeads or Argos
In Australia - try Bean Bag Refill or Target, K-Mart or Big W
In New Zealand - try Blob Beanbags, Beans2U or Spotlight
In Canada - try Uline or Amazon
In USA - try Foamerica or Amazon