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.
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.
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!