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From: pretnichols
Date: 04-25-2007, 04:15 PM (1 of 5)
Okay, I've done some research and found out how relatively simple it is to make a bean bag. I am not going to make a round one, but a rectangle. Less cutting, and no curves!:re: Anyway, any pitfalls I should be aware of before I attempt this? Have you ever made one? Type of fabric? Since I will now have a steady supply, I can easily keep replacing/refilling as needed. I have also asked for other suggestions on another post. I really don't want to purchase new fabric, since I have a extremely LARGE stash! :bluewink:

Tell me what you've learned!

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-25-2007, 04:51 PM (2 of 5)
Are you putting those packing peanuts in it?
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: material_pakrat
Date: 04-25-2007, 05:55 PM (3 of 5)
I used the rubber backed curtain material for my beanbag. It made is really easy to clean off amy spills from the kids. It also made the seams a bit stronger, as I didn't own a serger back then. Make sure that ends of the zipper are hidden or kids have the tendancy to want to see what is in it - or buy one of those zippers you need a safety pin to open.
I have heard people saying to put the filing in a muslin bag inside to prevent accidents and socleaning is easier, but I haven't tried it myself.

Good luck with it all.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
From: Mom of Six
Date: 04-25-2007, 06:47 PM (4 of 5)
I should have read this before answering the packing peanut question. Since you already thought of it.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: pretnichols
Date: 04-25-2007, 06:51 PM (5 of 5)
Dorothy, my kids asked me to make them one using the peanuts. My DH is concerned that they will break down and be messy, but Barb inidated that this actually makes them more comfortable. However, my friend called and she has at least 2 more large garbage bags full of these. Anyone need any for projects? I'll share, as I just cannot imagine what else to use them for. PS, thanks for the dog bed suggestion too!

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
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