How to Add “Poof” to a Cushion

Hello again! Thanks so much for stopping by!

On a recent buying trip, I found this cute little foot stool, that someone had carefully recovered! The only trouble was, that it was missing its “poof”! There’s a simple fix, for poof-less foot stools or chair seats, covered in fabric.


As you can see, in the photo, I took a 1″ piece of foam, that I cut at a diagonal angle with scissors, an inch smaller in diameter to the existing form, to help create a rounded edge. Then, I covered that with a layer of batting, followed by the final fabric layer. It’s important to line up the fabric and staple the fabric on, using equal tension on all sides, to create a smooth surface. Fold the corners in, stapling as you go. If there’s a pattern to the fabric, make sure you position it on the cushion, where it will look best, before stapling.


Well, there you have it. If I can do this, you can too! What projects do you have planned for the weekend?

Remember to stop by Veranda, Sunday afternoon, if you’re in the area!

P.S.: Today’s Mr. Wonderful’s birthday. I was scheduled to work at Veranda, as he knew, and when I arrived there was a box, with a dozen roses, addressed to me! Besides being the most fragrant red roses ever, there was a note I’ll always save. Priceless. He is.


Until next time, be well!,


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  1. What a guy! Best to you both.

  2. So sweet and the stool looks great.

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