Too much of a good thing is wonderful, right?
I originally made a set of number beanbags as a custom order, but decided my boys needed a set for themselves, too. As if these or these weren't enough...
Then, I saw the latest project from Craft Hope: Liberian orphan education project. More beanbags? I couldn't be more thrilled to participate.
If you'd like to make a set or two to donate, here's a quick run-through on how I create my beanbags.
Cut fabric into 6 x 6 inch squares.
Pin, right sides together, and sew, leaving a 2-3 inch hole for turning.
Snip corners, being careful not to cut into any stitching.
Admire the super cute scraps.
Turn rightside out. Poke out corners with a knitting needle and press.
Fill beanbags. I think it's easiest to be consistent and measure 1/3 to 1/2 cup of beans per bag. Rice or popcorn kernels also work well. (If you're making a set for Craft Hope, though, you'll have to fill them with a non-food filler.)
Topstitch your beanbag, making sure to sew the opening shut.
As you're sewing, shift the bulk of the beans to make it easier to stitch.
And if you want a set of your own without having to sew, you can get one in the shop.