Ruby: maybe this will help
Hi Ruby, quite a few of our hometalkers have made footstools and ottomans. Here are a few that may inspire you - https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=footstool. You can also make one by repurposing plastic bottles. You can get that tutorial here - https://acraftymix.com/blog/no-sew-denim-pouffe/
Saving scrap what?
Hi Ruby - here is a great tutorial on making a footstool and upcycling your material:
I made a footstool type cushion from old jeans and filled it with all sorts https://vickymyerscreations.co.uk/tutorial-2/denim-floor-cushion/