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« on: June 05, 2010 01:15:45 AM »

Hi everyone,

I'm totally new!  I have acquired a very old Riccar sewing machine and am diving head first into projects - this is always my way of learning anything new, in at the deep end!

So the first thing I did after figuring out the machine was to turn one of my toddlers small fairy dresses into a cute little bag for her.  It's fab! Smiley  Nothing too complicated. 

My next project is to make a bean bag cover. We are getting a standard large bean bag and I plan to get patches in various pinks and whites to make a patchwork cover.  I'm wondering if anyone can give me any pointers?  My Mum can sew well and she thinks it will be nice, but I'm hoping for some tutorials or something if someone could kindly direct me?

Thanks!

Vicki
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kiewiet
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 10:20:31 PM »

Double stitch all the seams! Kids always jump onto the beanbag (who can blame them?) Also remove the  zip pulltag if you have toddlers. You can always use a pair of pliers to open the sip or attach a paper clip when you need to open the zipper but it will save you having to clean up tons of little balls. My daughters friend opened up he bag and jumped off the bed onto the beanbag to see the polystyrene go everywhere!!!  Angry We found those wretched things all over the house for months! )
Here are a few links:
http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/Blog/bean_bag_chair.pdf
http://makingitfun.blogspot.com/2010/03/adult-bean-bag.html
http://www.budget101.com/crafts/fcp2.htm
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010 08:54:15 AM »

On craftzine they had a video about making a beanbag-style pillow chair from old t-shirts.
It's not really patchwork, but similar and maybe you can use some of the tips there.

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/03/pillow_chair_from_t-shirts_and.html
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