Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bean Bag Tutorial

1. Cut two scraps of fabric, any size you like (mine are about 7" square)

2. With right sides together, sew all around using 1/4" seam allowance, leaving small (2-3 inch) hole for turning. Clip corners and turn.

3. Fill with whatever grainy pantry item you are looking to get rid of: I have bags with beans, barley, and brown rice (each yields a bag with a slightly different texture). Don't overfill, but make sure the grains can move around a bit.

4. Pin hole shut.
5. Topstitch around the bag, making sure the grains are pushed away from the needle while sewing.

Viola! Enjoy your new beanbags. Ever Lily has taken to the bean bag toss around here. A truly easy project, and a fun little last minute gift to make!

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