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Rollie Pollie Bean Bag

Posted by christy in Home Decor | Projects | Sewing

The day I saw the post on Fresh Nest about these bean bags, I knew I needed to make them.  You see, my kids sit on a kitchen chair and an old office chair if they want to watch their little TV or play video games.  Did I mention this is right in the middle of our family room?  I’ve been looking for a bean bag solution but they are so expensive!  I wanted to make one myself but didn’t have the time or energy to figure out how to do it without a pattern.  This pattern was perfect!

My daughter loves it.  She calls it her “favorite pillow, EVER!”.  Before I had the outside finished she would sleep and play with the inside.  Speaking of the outside, I used the leftover fabric from my table skirt.  I didn’t have quite enough to make two using the same fabric so I had to go and do some shopping for the 2nd one (that hasn’t been made, yet!).  On the inside I used some cotton twill fabric that I had in my stash that was gifted to me.

The stuffing was the most difficult part.  I used a combination of polyfill and cut up foam.  The foam was purchased already in bits from Hancock Fabrics for $.25/bag.  It was really hard to work with but since it was practically free…I went with it.

This project also includes my most successful zipper in all of history.  I pulled the tab out here just so you could see that there actually was a zipper.  It is pretty much hidden and works like a dream.  I don’t know why I’ve had so many problems with zippers in the past.  This one was a breeze.

I have all the supplies on hand to make the next one.  Looks like I better get on that!

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