The possibilities for making bean bag crafts are virtually limitless and the idea is only limited by the materials used and the imagination. Here are some very easy bean bag craft ideas that will help you have a good time and make something fun to play with later.
Some of the most basic and simple bean bag designs involve simple geometric shapes that are transformed into the actual bags. The most common bean bags are simple squares or rectangles. Perhaps the simplest shape to use for a bean bag is a circle, because it doesn’t have any sides or require special stitching on seams to make sure they are tight because there is really only one seam. To make a smiley circle bean bag you will need some fabric scraps or felt sheets. You will also need needle and thread (unless you plan on using a sewing machine), black beans and any other embellishments you plan on using. Trace and cut out two identical circles out of the fabric or felt you will be using to make the bean bag. It is best if you have fabric scissors because they work better for the job, but regular household scissors should do the job well enough. The best fabrics are going to be durable and simple to sew together. Avoid fabrics that are â€˜flowy’ or silky in feel, because these types of fabric can be difficult to work with even for professionals.
After the circles are cut out and you are satisfied with the size, then cut out other shapes for the eyes, nose and mouth that you want to be on the bean bag. Sew these onto one of the circles on the side you want to be facing out on the bag. Depending on how you are going to sew the bag together, put the two circles together and make sure they match. If you want there to be very clean edges, then put the two pieces inside out (or facing each other) so that they will then be correct when you invert it later. When you have the shapes cut out, start stitching the sides together and leave just enough space to put in the beans. Turn the bag inside out if you want a cleaner look or just leave the stitching on the outside to make it simpler. Then fill the bag with beans to the desired consistency and sew up the remaining section. Make sure that your knots are tied tight and that you finish off all the holes. Whether you use beans or not, you want to make sure that the stitches are close enough that they material inside will not fall through the cracks.