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Make your own bean bag chair

Filed Under: home decor, sewing

beanbag by Daveybot on FlickrThere are a lot of reasons why the lowly bean bag is still a popular piece of furniture, even after all these years. They're comfortable (ergonomic, even), easy to clean, and low maintenance. They're portable, which makes them perfect for college students. They're also versatile and can be easily stored, then pulled out for quick seating. Finally, they sit low on the ground, perfect for watching TV or playing video games.

Bean bags are also inexpensive to buy, but even more so to make. By making your own bean bags, you also can create custom seating that matches your decor perfectly. To make a bean bag, you'll need:
  • a sewing machine
  • 3.8 yards of fabric of your choice
  • 3.8 yards of inexpensive fabric (for the inner bag)
  • 50 cm zipper
  • beanbag filling
  • scissors
  • thread
  • pencil
Ready to get started? WikiHow will show you how. Before you know it, you'll be sitting back relaxing in your own, personalized bean bag chair.


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    We have also this bean bags and my son loves it and uses it all the time. It is much more durable than it appears. It has with stood more abuse than I would have thought imaginable.

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