Thursday, 11 July 2013

Bean bag comet with ribbons

I was looking for a simple sewing project when I found these bean bag comets. I first saw them over at Entertaining Monsters and followed back to the original tutorial at Twig and Toadstool. I'm not very good at sewing, I lack the ability to make neat stitches in a straight line, but even I managed to make one. I was actually able to complete it during one of Mia's rare, short naps, and if you have a sewing machine you could make these up very quickly.

How to make a bean bag comet

I was recently lucky enough to win the monthly prize from the PinAddicts challenge which was a voucher to spend at Abakhan. Never having bought fabric before I thoughtthat  I'd treat myself to a fat quarter of pretty flowered fabric, and I've used some of it to make this bean bag. I will admit that the fabric I used was my least favourite in the selection, but it reminds me a little bit of garden furniture so it's a good choice for a garden toy! I've never bought ribbon before but I seem to have loads of it, I hoard it from chocolate boxes and other gifts, and so I easily found some in co-ordinating colours. I used rice to fill the bean bag.

Homemade bean bag comet

I was really, really pleased with this project. Like I say, I'm not really a sewer, and yet this was so quick and easy to make. I have another sewing project in mind, and this success has inspired me to make a start!

8 comments:

  1. I was thinking of doing some of those - the'y make great party favours for kids AND they'd be cheap as I could use up all the offcuts from making clothes

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    1. They would be very cheap, and if you had a sewing machine they would be very quick to make!

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  2. aaaah! Jen these are SUCH fun!! Absolutely love this idea. I agree with Kath, they would make perfect party favours from clothes! Oh how I wish I could sew :) Love that you've enjoyed your voucher too. Thanks so much for entering and linking the PinAddicts challenge - you're a darling. Kerry xx

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    1. Thank you, I love taking part in the challenge! I can't sew really, but these were very easy!

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  4. Good question, mine changes every week but at the moment I love reading Peepo because my daughter has just learnt the word Peepo so joins in!

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  5. I love these! I have to make some bean bags for my daughter in law, I'm going to add tails to them like these - they're so lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. Nice to hear about your pin addicts challenges, I'm also have fun in these. Its very happy to see a person just like me.

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