Crafts & Creativity

How to Make an Amazing Easy Bean Bag Chair

How to Make an Amazing Easy Bean Bag Chair | El tutorial más fácil para hacer un sillón puff | Live Colorful

I’m excited to share a new project created in collaboration with Digital Fabrics. It’s an amazing simple DIY tutorial to make a bean bag chair using 2 meters of heavyweight fabric (147 cm wide). I used one of my favorites designs from the LIVE COLORFUL collection, named cheery.

I was inspired by a simple tutorial that I found in Pinterest. I used the idea, but added some fun curves to make it look more organic. It was such a fun project and so easy to make!


  1. 2 meters of heavyweight fabric. I used waratah drill (147 cm wide). Design: Cheery.
  2. 2 packs of bean bag chair refill (100 Liter refill bags) (affiliate link)
  3. Sewing machine
  4. Thread
  5. Scissors
  6. Pins


  1. Fold the fabric and measure approximately 30 cm on one side of the fabric. Cut a curve.
  2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise again. Measure approximately 15 cm on one side of the fabric. Cut a small curve.
  3. When you unfold your fabric, it should look like this.
  4. Then fold the fabric again, but backwards and add a few pins to keep the fabric in place.
  5. It’s time to start sewing!
  6. First, sew those two sides of the bean bag and leave an opening of about 20 cm to be able to fill the bean bag later.
  7. Fold the fabric again, so you can see the front of the bean bag. Add pins and sew to close the bean bag.
  8. Use a zigzag stitch to sew along the raw edge of your hem.
  9. Turn the fabric inside out and start filling the bean bag!
  10. Hand sew the bean bag closed.


You can make a bean bag liner using the same tutorial so you can wash the bean bag later 😉

How to Make an Amazing Easy Bean Bag Chair | El tutorial más fácil para hacer un sillón puff | Live Colorful

33 Responses

  1. Hogar Mujer says:

    Me enamoré!!! Que bello te quedó, esas telas, esos colores me fascinan Elva. Voy a ver si me animo hacer uno te cuento. <3

  2. Gilda Campos says:

    Que bello te quedo!. Perfecto para hacerlo para mis nenas.

  3. Sara Strauss says:

    This is wonderful!! My little sister would probably love one of these!

  4. Te quedó bello y se ve bien cómodo.

  5. Sandra Perez-Ramirez says:

    Esta sensacional, me fascinaron los colores. No pensé que fuera tan fácil de elaborar, gracias por inspirarme. Me fascina todo lo que nos presentas.

  6. Monica says:

    Que preciosa te ha quedado, me gusta su versatilidad porque la puedes mover fácilmente a todas las áreas.

  7. ¡Me encanta la combinación de colores y la forma! una de mis hijas lo amo cuando lo vio, ella siempre prefiere estar sobre almohadones que en una silla.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’ve just made 2 one the same size and one for child they are amazing

  9. Beth says:

    Hi, I have bought 2m of gorgeous fabric to make this, however I have realised it is only 110cm wide 🙁 anything I can do to compensate? So gutted. Fabric is Japanese linen

    • Hi Beth! oh no, you need to add the extra CM to the fabric, maybe using something similar in a solid color, and then try to leave that part on the back and bottom of the bean bag 🙂

  10. K says:

    Are you sure your measurements are correct or are you just guessing? I tried this and it’s totally off

  11. Egle says:

    Hello, maybe is any chance to get sketch on paper?Thanks

  12. Cindy Weeks says:

    So, I made this bean bag from the Pinterest page. I had so much trouble putting the zipper in! Smart of you to skip it! I, did however, make an inner bag for the beans so the main cover can be cleaned as needed.

  13. Ana says:

    Hola! una pregunta rara, la cantidad del relleno depende del tamaño de las bolitas? acabo de terminar el mío y quedó muy vacío :(. No se cuantas más bolsas meterle!

  14. Malcolm says:

    How big a least my fabric has to be before cutting it ?

  15. Ohh Great!!! Its very easy to make bean bags. Outstanding colors,fabrics.

  16. So adorable…Beautiful bean bag with extraordinary colors and fabric.

  17. Anonymous says:

    your instructions aren’t too clear. I’ve just wasted 2 meters of fabric because i didn’t know what side to cut the fabric, where the fold was and where the open sides where. Also, something else to consider would be stating measurement of the length of the curve as well as the width…

  18. CTNBEE says:

    Great job! I am happy to read your posts. Such blogs give me a lot of inspiration for action and lots of ideas for action. The end result is great.

  19. Carol says:

    Hi, Is there a pattern that will show the entire shape? It’s hard to see from the video.

  20. Danielle says:

    Has anyone made this successfully who can tell me which cut is the top and which is the bottom? I don’t want to waste fabric and end up with the pattern upside down. This is not a clear “tutorial” at all – I presume I’m going to screw it up pretty good.

  21. Katherine says:

    for all you peeps struggling with the pattern. I suggest make a small sized paper pattern, scale it down. use an old pillow case and make a test pattern to understand how it works what end is which.

  22. Sew Banana says:

    This is very good looking and material is also appealing. Thanks for sharing this post.

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