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Beanbag Makeover

The beanbag makes a chic comeback when fashioned in vibrant outdoor fabrics.



  1. Step 1

    Cut 5 pieces of fabric: One 2-foot square piece for the bottom of the beanbag; four 2-foot (base) by 3-foot (sides) isosceles triangles. For each triangle, cut off 6 inches so the top becomes straight.

  2. Step 2

    Using sewing machine, sew the pieces together to create the shape shown in diagram (right sides of fabric should be facing in). Leave a 6-inch opening along a bottom edge.

  3. Step 3

    Turn beanbag right side out, and fill with pellets. Hand-sew the opening to complete the beanbag.

Martha Stewart Living, March 2010

Reviews (1)

  • vah1964 17 Dec, 2010

    Should all 4 triangles have their tops squared off, or just two of them? The seam allowance doesn't seem like it will bring in enough on two of the sides to result in a triangle as shown in the image.