Pouf stuffing is necessary as Moroccan poufs are delivered empty to avoid higher pricing and extra shipping costs. There are many ways to fill a pouf depending on how much money you are willing to spend on pouf stuffing material. We recommend the following filling materials as they were proven to be the most efficient and durable.
Ecological and Cheap Pouf Filling Options
There are two ecological, cheap, and easy ways for filling your pouf, both based on recycling materials you might already have within reach.
The first option is to fill your pouf with used and old fabrics, like used clothing, used bedsheets, and used pillows. This is our favorite way of stuffing our Moroccan poufs as it’s environment-friendly, economical, and very durable. You might need to make a little decluttering first to gather a good amount of unwanted textiles, then once you have the clothing you need, we recommend making sure your textiles are clean and perfectly dry before using them as a stuffing.
Another effective way for stuffing your pouf is to use recycled newspapers and/or grocery store kraft bags. It might sound surprising to you but it’s actually very effective and will allow for a quite firm sitting. You will need a large quantity of paper to fill one pouf though, so make sure you plan ahead.
Using Polyester for Stuffing your Moroccan Pouf
Polyester is undoubtfully the most used material for stuffing a pouf. You can buy filling polyester online or at local stores like Walmart, and Michaels for the US.
If you will be using your pouf for decoration purposes only, then these two 20 ounces bags of polyester stuffing will work perfectly as they will plum your pouf enough to have a nice pleasing look.
If you are planning on using your pouf as a sitting ottoman or to kick up your feet, then we recommend using an additional bag of the same filling polyester.
No matter what you want to use your Moroccan pouf for, you can always use a combination of used textiles, newspapers/kraft paper, and polyester until you get the firmness of your choice.