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!