Some of you may remember that the kids got Bean Bags for Christmas a few years back. They love them and use them a ton...so much so that the vinyl was starting to crack at the seams in several places. I got to thinking that maybe it would be a good idea to get covers for the bean bags so that they would last a bit longer...but I couldn't find any! Seriously! I even went to the site we bought the bean bags from, but I couldn't find any covers that weren't like swede or really expensive stuff.
Just when I was about to give up, I found a free pattern online to make your own bean bag/cover. I jumped on this because Ethan doesn't have a bean bag (he was too little at the time to get one). So, I looked around and eventually went with fabrics.com. I let the kids pick their own patterns and helped them coordinate them a little bit.
Well, we got the fabric and it sat....and sat....and sat....until yesterday! I started off with Ethan's because I figured I would need to be able to practice a bit and his core bag wouldn't have to be perfect. I did have a few mess ups on it, but it functions just fine. Then I jumped into making his cover.
|Ethan's Bean Bag|
After I finished Ethan's, I started on Jonny's - they used the same color of thread so I didn't have to change it...lol! Jonathan picked a Cars fleece with orange and green dot fabric.
|Jonathan's Bean Bag Cover|
By the time I got those two done...I was DONE! I can only sew so long before my shoulders start to hurt! But the other kids were begging to have their covers done, so today I finished them up. I started on Abi's:
|Abigail's Bean Bag Cover|
She had picked the butterfly and pink plaid with a purple dot fabric. She is definitely my girl! By the time I got hers done, Nathan was really BEGGING me to finish his. So I went ahead and did his too:
|Nathan's Bean Bag Cover|
He calls his the 'turtle's in outer space' bag! Blues and Reds...that is Nathan for sure! When I got them all done...this is what we have:
I'm very excited to have these projects done and crossed off the list. And I have a ton of fabric left over, so I am thinking that maybe I'll make each of them a jumbo pillow out of their fabrics so they have matching sets....we'll see...right now I don't want to sit at the sewing machine for a little while! :0)
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