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« on: August 26, 2011 05:20:49 AM »

I want one of these really bad: http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/08/snorlax-beanbag-chair/

How should I go about making it? Would buying a bunch of pillows work better for the stuffing or would buying bean bag chairs and ripping them up for their bead filling work? (I want this bad boy to be really really big) Does anyone else have any experience making bean bag things?

I'm not that experienced in sewing, but hopefully this venture won't be too bold... having a giant huggable napping snorlax in my apartment is all that I want and more!!!
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Ravyk
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011 10:14:12 PM »

Never made bean bags before, but I would go the foam beans for the insides, it will give a nicer look overall and wont be lumpy [which can happen with stuffing]. You should be able to buy bags of the beans rather cheaply.

To go about making up the actual cover, I would design it out first-so you know what bits you need to cut and sew out. Then make up a mini version just to make sure it turns out the way it's supposed to, you don't want to waste metres of fabric making a full size version that doesn't work out!
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011 10:57:32 AM »

you don't have to buy a bunch of bags to rip out the filling. walmart has a bag of beads online that should work http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bag-of-Beads/5691347 if that helps. I'm sorry i don't know about trying to make him. he's cute as can be but i'm no sewer! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011 06:19:40 PM »

I agree with Ravyk, make a mini one and then enlarge it. That beanbag chair is really cute.
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011 05:27:50 AM »

First off, I *need* a Snorlax bean bag chair now.

Second, I have been researching bean bag/ floor cushion making/ alternatives for the past few weeks and an idea that I've had for stuffing that *could* be cheap is using couch cushion inserts, and cutting them into cubes/ pyramids, or buying some of the pyramid foam pieces, memory foam is ideal but probably more costly (unless you could get a lot for cheap).  The expensive designer bean bag chairs (I think they're called love saks or something like that?  I don't really remember..) use foam pieces instead of beans or simple stuffing and they are supposedly super uber comfy.
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