Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I've finally finished my copycat version of the Pepperlu Ottoman!  
These guys sell the most amazing faux floor mats and photography props but I just couldn't pay the $400 + shipping for this ottoman. Now, I can justify spending money on their floor mats... there's no way I can make a ginormous mouse pad that looks like real wood flooring. But the that I can figure out a way.  

The Pepperlu Ottoman

the Pepperlu Ottoman in action...

Now for how I obtained my copycat version: I started off with Amy Butler's Gum Drop Pillow pattern and tweaked it a little to make it closer to the dimensions of the Pepperlu Ottoman. The pillow form is sewn using Kona Solids white cotton fabric. 

Next cut out a bazillion felt circles with this handy little tool by Olfa.

Finally, the tedious task of sewing all the little circles by hand forming flowers layer by layer. These are then attached to the pouf.

Voila... my copycat version


  1. Ohmigosh! Seriously? I considered making one too, but thought there was no way I could do it. Please send me any tips you might have. I am committed now! I can work on it a little at a time all winter. I've been dying for that ottoman too. Can you email me or comment with some tips or links? Thanks!

  2. And need I say that yours is beautiful?

  3. Whaaaaaaaat?!?! I have three words for you: UH MAY ZING!! I know of one DIY'er who will be tackling this project soon! Thanks for the inspiration! duuuude...

  4. How many yards of felt did you use? And, did you hot glue or sew them all?
    Your result is STUNNING!!!