. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Bean Bag Tutorial

April 15, 2012

Bean Bag Tutorial

 jacket: Kohls   tank top: Old Navy  jeans: Rue 21  wedges: some shoe outlet I can't remember :)

I kind of felt like a watermelon in this outfit.  At least that means it is almost summer right? 

I made these bean bags a few weeks ago for a friend's son, and decided to make them for our friend's twin girls' 1st birthday.  I took some more picture this time in case you want to make them!


And I made some owls to go with them: 


First cut out your squares for the bean bags.  I cut mine 6 inches by 6 inches.  

 

Then cut out your letters from iron on/transfer paper. 
 (Make sure to cut your letters backwards. Luckily that didn't matter with the name Ava.)


Follow the directions on the transfer paper.  For mine I ironed it onto the black fabric, peeled off the paper and then ironed it on to the bean bag square.  


Do this for all your letters: 


Lay your fabric pieces facing in.  Then sew around the edges, leaving about 3 inches on one side open to fill it with beans.  

Turn your bean bag inside out.  And fill it with beans. 


Fold in the extra few inches and pin down. 


 I did a zig zag stitch around all four edges. 


Do this for all of your bean bags. 


 I also made these little owls.  I just used felt and hand sewed them. 


 I found these cute buckets at Target. 
Added a book, the bean bags and owls and love how it turned out! 



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24 comments:

Shea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those bean bags are so cute, and I love those adorable owls!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really loved this idea when you first made them! And those owls are adorable!!

hope you're having a happy weekend friend!

Chelsea said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The owls are absolutely adorable!! It would be so cool if you could do a tutorial for them one day :)

winetastegirl.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

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black tag diaries said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

those owls are adorable!! and you're the cutest watermelon i've ever seen;)

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love those goodies! You're so good with sewing... Wish I was! I've wanted to learn but haven't done so yet. And love those baskets from Target :) I saw those and grabbed a few similar! Hope you had a great weekend! :)

Amanda

It's an Easy Life

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a cute idea for a little one's birthday! Have a great week!

Taylor said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

Natalie Leung said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such a cute DIY! now im following :)

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those owls are the cutest, and the bean bags are such pretty patterns! And any outfit that resembles a watermelon is awesome in my book :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the watermelon inspired outfit, those are some of my favorite colors!

Also, those owls are super cute, how create and fun!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The bean bags and the owls are so adorable! You always make the cutest little projects, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute! Love the owls1

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What an adorable project and those owls are too fabulous!

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are one cute watermelon! ;) And how stinkin' cute are those owls?!? I so need to learn to sew...I guess I should start by buying a sewing machine. ;)
xo,
Shanna

Heather Perkins said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such an adorable gift, the beanbags and owls are both too cute! Thanks for sharing at Party Time at So Very Creative!

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love your outfit and bean bags. I'm going to have to make some for the kiddos!

King of $aving said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stopping by from the Just Something I Whipped Up Hop! http://kingofsaving.com

Mary Kate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SOOOO cute!!! I love those owls!

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Awesome! I'm a little jealous of your "mad sewing skills"! Those little owls are so cute~ What a great idea for birthday presents! And I don't think you look like a watermelon at all...the pink jacket really makes the outfit come together!~
~Lisa

Anonymous said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a darling present. You did a great job on the tutorial too. I'll see you in just a little over 2 weeks. Grandma D

Redheaded Daybook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

how SUPER SUPER CUTE!!!!! love your fit and your creations!!! how fun

Katie Cook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, so cute:) just found your blog, and enjoying your cute ideas:) Love Katie

DebbieDoesCreations said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So stinkin adorable! Love it :)Thanks for coming to the Sunday Social. It was nice to meet you and I am your follower. Have a great rest of the week!