It all started this very rainy sunday afternoon with a very messy box full of elastic tapes, ribbons and bindings that was waiting to be sorted one day. The box and most of its contents were thrifted goods I had collected over the years. Next to the box was this driftwood branch, it all came together when I read Mayas post from a few weeks ago. How simple and helpful! Even the plain idea of fixing the open ends with a pin had never ever crossed my mind before... oh my... Thank you Maya!
And may I use the opportunity and introduce you to my favorite pin cushion? It was part of a thrifted basket full of sewing stuff and knitting needles which I bought for 1,50 Euro last year, I was the luckiest girl of the day! I keep imagining the story of an old lady who made it when she was still a little girl, oh if only pin cushions could talk...
Anyway, sorting and organizing my ribbons I remembered the felt bean bag tutorial I saw via Pinterest the other day and within a few minutes I found myself making my, or rather Aarons own bean bags from fabric scraps and some of the never used ribbons. It is as simple as it could be:
Design yourself a pattern that looks simular to this one. Choose two pieces of fabric and track the pattern with a magic marker. Cut, fold (should probably be done even as the very first step but I am very lazy when it comes to ironing), lay right sides together and pin.
Sew along the round edge leaving the straight side open. Secure beginning and end.
Turn inside out and fold the straight edges to the inside.
Choose some ribbons or long pieces of fabric or yarn. Tie a knot in one end. Fill the bag with beans, or popcorn mais ( if you find your shelfs without beans on a sunday afternoon, like me)
Stick the tied ribbons into the beans and secure the bag with pins.
Sew up and down the opening a couple of times in small stitches to make sure the ribbons get really fixed strongly to the bag.
Enjoy your bean bag. If you make three or four with the same weight they can also be great for juggling.