Beanbag Chair Tutorial



Cut out all pieces. Begin by folding the darts in the Top Back piece. Pin and stitch.



Pin the Top Back onto the top of the Top Seat piece and stitch. Start pinning at the centre then the edges, ease the rest in place.



Pin and stitch the Center Front and Centre Top of the Side Panel pieces right sides together.



Take the Top Seat and Top Back pieces that were previously joined and carefully pin them in place onto the Side Panel matching the centre point first then pinning around. Stitch.



Pin and stitch the Back to the Side Panel. Begin pinning from the Centre Top easing the rest around.



Pin the Bottom piece to the Side Panel and Back pieces. Mark the placement for the zip. Start stitching at the end of the zip point securing with a backstitch. When you reach the start of the zip point secure with backstitch then change stitch size to large and sew the zip seam.



Fold the ZIP ENDS in half and place across the zip end placements.

Pin and stitch the zip tape to the seam allowances between the marked area of the Side Panel and Bottom pieces. Use a zip foot to stitch close to the zipper. Ensure to leave the zip open a little to be able to access the temporary stitches.



Carefully unpick the temporary stitches and open up the zip. Turn bag right sides out and top stitch around the zipper on the right side of the fabric.



Fold the remaining ZIP ENDS in half.

With the bag WRONG SIDES out, place the ZIP ENDS over the first ones already sewn in.

Pin and stitch through each ZIP END and the zip tape. Trim the excess from the sides.


STEP 10:

Repeat all previous steps to create an inner bag to hold the beans. Instead of marking for a large zip, mark for a small 20cm zip along the marked zip line where the side panel and bottom pieces join.

Then go ahead and fill up your beanbag!

The outer cover is designed to be removed so you can wash it when needed, while the lining bag retains all the beans.

Filling the bags can be very tricky and messy. It may be easier to do if you use an old plastic bottle with the ends cut off as a funnel. Insert into the zip opening and close the zip up to it to hold in place. Then gently tip or scoop the beans in.