Darcey got a gorgeous teepee for her birthday, it’s great inside but our floor is a bit hard to sit on. I decided to make some beanbag cushions for us to sit on inside. I’m not a great seamstress and this was not that hard to do at all.
What you need
I went to Dunelm and bought this purple spotty fabric that would go with the purple flowers on the teepee. I made circular cushions that were 45 cm in diameter and 10 cm deep.
- 1.5m of fabric in length by 1.35m in width (this was the roll width)
- Bean bag beans
- Thread & Pins
- Sewing machine
Cutting the fabric
I lay my fabric with the right sides together to cut out the circles. In order to get a good circle I measured 22.5cm of string and held one end in the centre. The other end I attached to a pencil and simply drew a circle pivoting around the centre. I then cut out both pieces of fabric together. This gave me my base and top of the cushion. To get the edge I cut a 15cm wide x 135cm long strip.
Sewing the fabric
It isn’t the easiest thing to pin a circular piece to a straight edge but this didn’t need to be perfect. With the right sides together I pinned the base to the sides.
I then ran this through the sewing machine and repeated with the top of the fabric.
I was left with an opening down the edge of the side, I used this to turn the fabric round the right way. This is also where I was able to fill the cushion with beans.
To make this easier I simply rolled up some paper to create a funnel and asked my son to help hold this in place whilst I poured in the beans. We didn’t make too much mess doing it this way.
Once I had filled the cushion with beans I had to sew shut the opening. This could be done by hand to make and invisible seam however as the cotton matched the fabric well I simply put the edge through the sewing machine.
There we have it a little bean bag cushion for a little bum.