It was my grandmother's birthday this month and she's not particularly keen on gifts so I wanted to make something that would show I was thinking of her but she didn't have to store! The pattern is from a great blog ( http://aurytm.com/blog/ ) which has a load of free small patterns. I used variegated thread (same thread but the colour changes for an autumnal look.
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I finished this a little while ago but it took a while to come around to the idea that it takes 200 ltrs of beans to fill it and not just one. Ok, fine - I was just too lazy to go and buy the second lot! Its made of green cord and from instructions on http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bean-Bag . Its an odd shape and I had to put in darts to make the sides line up with the top and bottom. I'm not sure if this was me or the original pattern. This way its very long and almost pear shaped. I was expecting a bit more of an orange! But it is comfy and this way it can have a back you put against a wall! With the top folded over! Creating the pattern. The top and bottom pieces. I added a zip to the bottom so it can be removed. Though I was too lazy to create an inside bag so the beans will need to be removed if the zip is used to open and wash the bag! (Ah well!) Quite happy with the outcome. I would make it squatter and rounder the next time (if there is one!).