Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Beanbags, Part 2

While in beanbag restoration mode I saw this fabric at Joannes and decided that it needed to become beanbags.

It was it's destiny. Do you agree?
Cut the fabric 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches (or whatever size you want) and pin the right sides of the fabric pieces together.

Sew all the way around the beanbag leaving a space an inch or two open for turning. I used a 1/4 inch seam for my beanbags. Remember to backstitch at the beginning and end for strength when you turn the bag later. 

Clip the corners to allow for less bulk and turn the beanbag right side out.

Fill with dried beans and then topstitch around the bag closing up the hole used for turning.

I put too many beans in my bags(i like them full), so I could only topstitch two of the sides.

Tip: Use pins as a barricade to keep the beans away from the edge you are sewing. I didn't take a picture of this step so use your imagination:)

Here they are in all their adorableness.


Finish the bags, take pictures and then let baby (who should be sleeping but is not) play with them in his adorable fuzzy jammies.

Destiny revealed.


I am linking up to some of these super fun blogs:)

11 comments:

Kristie said...

These look fun, look at your little guy grin!

Likely MY son would use these to pelt at his little sisters.... hmmm....maybe best to just admire yours!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Fun beanbags, I've never made those! Thanks for a great idea. Love the pic of your little guy! Found you from NFF!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Fun bean bags. It looks like baby loves them too! Thanks for sharing your “creative mojo” with me on Thrilling Thursday. I hope you will be back again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Lindsay said...

Following Friday from Trendy Treehouse -- how CUTE are those beanbags?? Not as cute as the buddy boy playing with them. :) I don't think I've seen a beanbag in...decades!

Hoping you'll follow back. :)

http://www.MeantToBeMAMA.com

PS: Cute blog design too!

Design It Chic said...

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Pieced Pastimes said...

I can remember making these for and with my kids. They were one of the toys that got the most use. Your little guy is just adorable!

Bella said...

THANK YOU, for joining my at ** 6 weeks 2 Spook **, so thrilled that you came and participated. Looking towards many more link ups, Bella :)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi...I'm coming over from Tatertots and Jello. These bean bags are so cute. If you buy more of this I Spy fabric in different patterns, you could always make a matching game out of it too. If your interested email me and I'll try to explain.
Take care,
~Karen~

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Those are so fun, I love the green. Thanks for the well photographed tute and your tip to use pins. That was an especially helpful thing to share! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

malia said...

hi, these are adorable! love'em and i'm your newest follower www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Cute! Especially the adorable little boy! I need to get some new footie pjs for my little guy. So snuggly! :)

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

The most important thing she’d learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."
~Jill Churchill