I’d like to introduce you to the chicest bean bag chairs EVER.
I’ve been wanting to make the kids some bean bag chairs for what feels like ages. I’ve never come across any in the stores that are good enough – large, neutral non-cartoon themed, and sinkable. I say sinkable because a lot of them are more like poufs, which are great for a footstool or quick spot to sit, but I wanted something that you could really fall into and have it come up around you.
I spotted this otomi print stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and this bean bag pattern and knew I had found my perfect bean bag!
For the fabric I used a 9×12 painters drop cloth for each bean bag (half will be used for the insert and half for the outer slipcover). For the paint I used plain white flat interior paint. I used a roller since I was covering such a large surface. When rolling paint onto fabric it can be tricky since it moves around on you a lot. Luckily, since this pattern has so much going on it is pretty forgiving.
Once everything was sewn using Dana’s pattern (I went with the larger of the two pattern sizes), I filled each bean bag inset with two Bag of Beans Bean Bag Filler that I picked up at Bed Bath and Beyond. I can’t find them on their site any longer, but they had them in stores for $15/bag. I spent $12/bag with a coupon. UPDATE: I can’t find them in Bed Bath and Beyond stores anymore, but they sell them online as two bags for $37.99. You can also find individual bags for $15.69 on Amazon here.
I am so in love with these things!!! The kids are too. Actually, they’re WAY more excited about them than I expected. Not a day goes by that they aren’t playing around in them.
They even have a handle so they can easily be moved around. I can be found with one slung over each shoulder carrying an iPad and drink up the stairs. Now THAT’S convenient!
And a zipper for easy slipcover removal for cleaning.
But honestly, my favorite thing about them is that they look so great! No neon colors or characters pasted all over them. They blend in perfectly with the other things in the house. Ahhhh….
When the kids go to bed, I make a run for them. They really are that comfy.
| SOURCES: otomi stencil c/o Cutting Edge Stencils . bean bag chair pattern . bean bag filler . black + white playroom fabric . happy campers poster |
Check out my other projects using Cutting Edge Stencils – DIY bone inlay mirror and my mom’s shimmery trellis wall.
Are you a bean bag lover? It totally reminds me of being a kid and being super jealous of all of my friends that had them :D*************************************
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