I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened ...
I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened Sew You Can where I taught sewing lessons. I closed my studio in 2012 to focus on designing patterns. You can follow me at http://mselaineousteachessewing.blogspot.com.
And my real name isn't Elaine - she's my alter-ego!
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Once you make one of these, you may not be able to stop! And as soon as it hits the floor, it will be gooooonnne. It's not mushy like a bean bag chair - it's firm and retains its shape thanks to an inner pouf stuffed with polystyrene beads..
You'll make two poufs - the first goes on the inside. It's got a 5" or 6" zipper that you can open/close to add bean bag beans. The other pouf is goes on the outside. A zipper is sewn in the side panel - a full 48" (you'll use two 24" zips) - that creates a hinge so you can zip it open/closed to launder the outside of the pouf.
I've also included directions to make a slip cover.
You can get your bean bag beans at FairfieldWorld (website)- 4 bags will fill one pouf -- with some left over. You' can use the extra to refill the pouf as the beans compress. These are the best beans I've found - they are small and don't compress as much as other -- worth the $$.
Please see my blog entry about filling these. What a mess!
Final size is about 18" tall with a 28" diameter