Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bean Bag Chair

I have been wanting to make one of these for a really long time. Finally I decided to go for it and make one for my daughter's birthday.
I think it turned out nice. I love the bright polka dot canvas. What I didn't like is that it took sooo much stuffing. I still need to put about 4 more bags in this thing. It is good for her though. I used the shredded foam that I bought at my local craft store vs the pellets because I wanted it to last longer and be more cushy.
I wanted to make a large one so that she could grow into it, or so that her dad could read with her on it. I used the adult size free pattern from Michael Miller's blog.
The pattern was really easy, and I only altered two parts of the pattern. I put in a 22 inch invisible zipper instead of the velcro. I also made the circle applique much larger. I took a large plate and traced it, then added an inch or so to that. I am not really sure what measurement I ended up with.

My daughter loves it and especially loves jumping on it. I sure do hope it holds out through all the rough play. At least she is really enjoying it.


  1. I love the polka dots! Fun for a child, but not to cutsie for a teenager--great choice!

  2. Oh wow... awesome, awesome, AWESOME! I love how it turned out!

  3. Hi - I've just found your blog after searching google for a beanbag pattern as I'm planning on making one for my daughter.
    Yours turned out beautifully, I love the bright yellow polka dots.

  4. Hi, do you mind sharing where you got that adorable yellow polka dot fabric? Your daughter is adorable in it!

  5. I realy love how your yellow polka dots bean bag turned out and want to make one of my own. However, I was wondering if you could tell me what the grand total of making the bean bag was? :)

  6. I just made this pattern. It took quite a few hours because I made it out of faux fur. It came out beautiful. I used coupons from JoAnns and got a deal on the fabric. The best way to use these bean bags is to stuff them with stuffed animals the kids don't want to give away. The stuffed animals are stored and the bag is comfortable to sit on.

    1. I love your stuffed animal stuffing idea! We have been trying to figure out what to do with all my daughters stuffies (we do not want to give them away but she already has a ton, at 10 years old). She has been asking for a bean bag chair and this just made my day. Thank you for the awesome idea.

  7. Can someone tell me how much fabric would i need?


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