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Beanbag Makeover

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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2010


  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies

  • Styrofoam pellets, 9 cubic feet


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

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