Children's Gift Idea: Throwing beanbags & fabric basket.
A super easy gift idea for little ones. I've made a couple of gift sets ready for Christmas and Bella is desperately wanting her own set now too.
I've saved loads of step by step tutorials for cute fabric baskets in my favourites folder over the last year or so. This one here that I stumbled upon the other day is by far my favourite and it really is easy! The measurements are perfect too to hold 5 fabric beanbags.
You need fabric, rice (or similar filling product - wheat etc..) and a sewing machine.
Begin by cutting out a rectangle of fabric (22cm X 14.5cm ). Fold this in half to create the beanbag. Sew around the edges, ensuring you leave a gap to pour the rice into.
Fold the square in the right way and iron flat. If you want you can use a knitting needle or similar item to poke out the corners nicely. I didn't worry too much about this - they're for little children and little children love to throw them, not look at the corners.
Make a funnel by rolling up a piece of photocopying paper and tip in 2/3 cup rice. Don't overdo the rice otherwise it will be too difficult to top sew.
Top sew a small seam around the bean bag. This will also close off the little pouring hole nicely. I started off pushing every grain of rice out of the way when I was sewing and then realised that my sewing machine would easily sew over the top of the rice.
Watch your little ones throw them into buckets, through hoops, to each other or even at their Dad lol.
See you tomorrow :)