How to Stuff Your Pouf

So you’ve received your leather pouf at last. Only, it’s empty. Is there a right way to stuff a leather pouf? How do you go about filling your leather pouf?


What Do I Fill My Leather Pouf With?

Unused Clothing and Textiles

Yes, you heard us right, you can fill your pouf with unused clothing and textiles! This is actually one of the most common and economical ways to fill your leather pouf. Here are some ideas of household items you might use: 

  • Unused clothing
  • Old towels and blankets
  • Sweaters
  • Jeans
  • Old kids clothing 

The advantage of using clothing is it guarantees your pouf will be heavy and firm enough for sitting. Best of all, you won’t have to go out and buy anything.


Newspaper and Paper Bags

This is another economical way of stuffing your pouf, and it’s a great usage for all of your excess newspapers and paper bags. Just be sure you have enough of them. You also might need to tear them apart so your pouf is uniformly filled.


Polyester Stuffing and Pillow Filling

Alternatively, if you don’t have enough clothing floating around, you might purchase polyester stuffing or pillow filling at your local fabrics store. How much you need depends on the size and dimensions of your leather pouf but typically about 6 pounds of polyester stuffing will do the trick. That might not sound like a lot, but keep in mind polyester is extraordinarily light.


Wool and Straw

Wool and straw are the traditional fillings for leather poufs, though unless you live somewhere rustic, these two products probably won’t be lying around your home. What some like to do is fill the core of the pouf with straw but fill the rest with wool. This ensures the interior is nice, firm, and stable but the edges where you might rest your feet or sit are nice and soft.


How Do I Start Filling My Leather Pouf?

At the bottom of your pouf, there will be a zipper. Simply open it and start stuffing your pouf.


How Much Should I Fill My Leather Pouf?

Probably more than you would think. The leather of your pouf was made to be durable and flexible, so it can withstand whatever amount of filling you put inside your pouf. You’re not going to end up tearing it.

It’s recommended that after you fill your leather pouf, you roll it around and test it out. You might find you need to add some additional filling.


How Do I Know I’ve Filled My Leather Pouf Enough?

Your leather pouf is filled enough when it’s not sagging, when all of its sides are evenly stuffed, and when you’re not feeling an excessive amount of air when you place your bottom or feet on it. You don’t want your pouf to be so stuffed and filled it feels like a rock, but this tends to be a less common problem than under-stuffing poufs.