Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair

Categories: Decor, Pillow

This twisted bean bag chair is made with boho fleece. This is a great beginner sewing project that is an alternative to the traditional bean bag chair and pillow shapes. I used fleece to add a soft snuggly texture to my eclectic bohemian decor. Any durable fabric would be suitable for this project. This chair is filled with Poly-Fil Bean Bag Filler. I used two bags, but for a bigger chair more fabric and filler will be needed.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-fil Bean Bag Filler 2 1/2 Pound Bag
1.5 Yards no-pill fleece
Black thread
Supplies
Sewing machine
Another person
Straight pins
Hand sewing needle
Vacuum

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Poly-Fil® Bean Bag Filler 2½ pound Bag

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Price: $38.99

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Instructions

  • Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair 1

Step One

Fold the fleece with selvages touching. Load the sewing machine with black thread. Stitch along the top and down the selvage side, 1/2″ from the edge.

  • Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair 2

Step Two

Fold the open end, so the middle touches the seam. This is the twist. Straight stitch 1/2″ from the edge, leaving a 6″ gap for filling. Turn the casing inside out, shaping the corners with your fingers.

  • Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair 3

Step Three

Sit a bag of filler on a table, with one bag corner over the table edge. Have one person hold the casing open under that bag corner. Have another person cut the bag corner and control how the filler is flowing. The bag will shift as it empties, so it’s important to keep it flowing into the casing and not onto the floor. Repeat this step with a 2nd bag of filler too.

  • Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair 4

Step Four

Close up the gap with straight pins. Thread a hand sewing needle with black thread. Line up the two ends and double knot them together. Using an invisible stitch, close up the gap. Knot off into the seam. Run the needle under the seam a few inches and pull up to hide the last knot. Cut away excess thread.

  • Boho Fleece Twisted Bean Bag Chair 9

Step Five

To use the chair, face the long seam towards the back/floor. The bottom is the 2nd straight seam. The top is twisted to form a point. I had my daughter test this out and she found it very comfortable.