What materials are used?
You can fill your pouf with a variety of materials depending on the type of finish you want to achieve. We use shredded recycled cotton or pillow filling (polyester fibers) which gives the ottoman a satisfactory weight and density.
Beanbags are versatile and can be filled with a range of materials, to old clothes, blankets, towels and fabrics. It's an environmentally friendly way to use recyclable materials in the house.
This method is both very efficient and environmentally friendly. It allows you to sort through your home to find textiles that you no longer use.
For a light ottoman finish, use styrofoam balls, newspapers or polyester padding. For a firm finish, use heavier materials like cotton fibers, old bedding or towels. The materials flatten out over time and more filling can be added through the zipper. Indeed the different textiles will make your pouf heavy and stable enough to sit on.
Alternatively, a furniture upholsterer may also be able to sell you suitable upholstery.
Step by step | How to fill your pouf
1. Choose your materials, make sure they are clean and dry.
2. Gradually fill in the edges so that all small spaces are completely filled (this avoids bumps).
3. Continue to fill evenly, add a layer of fabric, then press firmly and repeat until the ottoman is full.
4. Avoid overfilling your pouf as this will strain the zipper when closing.