Bean Bag is a must for watching Television, reading and Playing. Why not create a series of Bean Bags for our Den or Playroom, using different fabrics? Mix Strips with checks, and bold prints, with colorful plain fabrics, for a vibrant scheme. In this design, the cover of a Bean Bag is easily removable and making it washable fabrics ensures easy cleaning.
Materials Required for Bean Bag Project.
You will need:
- Two 123x93cm (48×37 in.) pieces of curtain lining or calico
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Ploystrene beans
- Cereal box
- Two 123x93cm (48×37 in.) pieces of Fabrics plus a 28×11.5cm (11x45in.) strip of fabric for handle.
- 93cm (37in.) of sew-on hook and loop tape.
Bean Bag Steps to Follow:
Step # 1:
Right sides facing, machine stitch the pieces of curtain lining together around all the edges, taking a 1.5cm (1/2 in.) seam allowance, and leaving a gap in one end. Turn 14cm (5.5in.) right side out. Fill the back three-quarters full with beans through a cardboard cone made from a cereal box. (Beans don’t seem to stick to the box.) Machine stitch the opening closed.
Step # 2.
Press Under a 2.5 cm (1in.) hem on one short edge of each of the large pieces of the fabric. Machine stitch one side of the hook and loop tape to each hem, covering the raw edges of the fabric.
Step # 3:
Right sides facing, pin the two large pieces of fabric together and machine stitch around the three raw edges, taking a 1.5cm (1/2 in.) seam allowance. Turn the cover right side out and press seams.
Step # 4
Press the strip of fabric (for the handle) in half lengthways right sides facing. Taking a 1.5cm (1 in.) seam allowance, stitch along the long edge. Turn right side out and press flat. Press under 1.5cm (1/2 in.) at each short end.
Step # 5
Machine stitch a Bean Bag line 5cm (2in.) in fro the edge around al the three seamed side to form a flange. Center the handle on the flange on the opposite end to the hook-and-loop tape. Machine stitch across the ends of the handle. Put the filled liner into the cover and press the hook-and-loop tape closed.