How To Make A Bean Bag Chair Without Sewing At Home

How To Make A Bean Bag Chair Without Sewing At Home

Today's over-stressed and fast-paced era, we always seek for some time to nap or mediation in the morning. Additionally, after working out all you need one thing in common and that is a bean bag chair that is super comfortable and relaxing. Buying one will solve this problem but it requires a decent amount of money. So you may look for a way to make your own bean bag chair.

But what if you don't like to sew or you don't want to make a couch that lasts for a small-time. That problem may lead you to find a way to make a no-sew bean bag chair on your own. Don't worry this article is all about how to make a bean bag chair without sewing.

Items required for making A Bean Bag Chair

Items required for making A Bean Bag Chair

The first thing you need to make a couch is to find the materials. These include :

  •  Scissor
  • Fabric
  •  Bean Bag filling
  • Glue gun
  • Zipper

Detailed instructions for materials:

As I discussed above, we have to arrange several items before starting to prepare this. You may need to buy these things from online store or other departmental stores. 

A. Fabric:

Choosing the right fabric for you can be the toughest decisions. To make a strong bean bag chair you will need a strong and sturdy fabric. The amount of your fabric depends on the desired size of this  chair. Two things you need to keep in mind before choosing fabric for this chair are the size and quality of the fabric. You will get an idea for your couch in the following paragraph.

Toddler's bean bag chair's

For children and toddlers, a small bean bag chair's diameter can be 30 inches. You will need a 12 feet (3.66 m) wide and 12 feet (3.66 m) long fabric to make it.

Teen's bean bag chair's

The usual diameter for a teen or medium size bean bag chair is 40 to 50 inches. A 12 feet (3.66 m) wide and 15 feet (4.57 m) long fabric is enough for a medium-sized bean bag chair.

Large bean bag chair's

A larger one can be 60 inches in diameter for adults. Usually, 12 feet (3.66 m) wide and 18 feet (5.49 m) long fabric is required to make an adult sized one.

You can use any kind of fabric of your preference. Different type of fabric has different usability. You will have a quick idea of what fabric is suitable for you.

which fabric you should select 

 1. cotton:

 Cotton is super soft and cozy. These fabrics are vastly used to make this chairs. You can definitely try cotton fabric if you want to feel relaxed and comfortable at the same time cotton fabrics cheaper than most of the fabric. However, keep in mind that cotton is not the first choice in case of making this chair because of their durability and difficulties to wash. It takes too much time to dry. It is good for making a duvet cover. You can read how to make a duvet cover.

2. Leather: 

leather is always a favorite material to make bean bag furniture it is durable easy to clean and luxurious. Selecting leather is always recommended as most of these chairs are made of it. But keep in mind that leather is expensive. If you don't have any budget issue then go for it.

3. Faux leather: 

This material is made of PVC and polyurethane. If you want to keep your this chair dry this artificial material is suitable for you, because it is waterproof. However,  it is not so comfortable. It is also use to make zinus platform bed.

4. Nylon:

 Nylon is the strongest fabrics of all of these are mentioned earlier. Nylon made in back chairs can be used both in indoor and outdoor it is one of the best materials to use in these types of chair.

5. Polyester:

 Polyester fabrics are strong song durable inexpensive and vastly used in making this chair. This fabric is always recommended if you have a tight budget but you want a good quality indoor furniture.This material is also using to make polyester comforter.

Now you have a clear idea of the size and quality of your fabric. 

Our recommendation

It's up to you to choose the best and suitable fabric 

B. Bean Bag Filler.

This bags were traditionally filled with beans but this was uncomfortable and now people like to have a cozy couch. Now different types of fillers are used to make this chair.

Some of these materials are natural and some are artificial. You can use natural materials like feathers or cotton. You can also use artificial things like Polystyrene Beads or compressed foams.

 Just keep in mind that your fillers are not that kind which shrinks in the water. Make sure that these are not toxic and harmful. You may avoid feathers if you have any allergenic problem. Best practices are to use foams. But it gets sagged over time. 

Our recommendation

We recommend 25 lbs of foam filler for a 40” wide.

C. Zipper

You will need a zipper to zip your materials. The size of your zipper should be in accordance with this chair size.

 Make sure that your zipper can be hidden as a precaution. You don't want to hurt your children by these zippers, right?

Our recommendation

  •  For adults sized one you will need a 22-inch zipper
  • Medium sized chairs need 18 inches of the zipper
  • for toddlers, you can use a 16-inch zipper

D. Glue gun

You will need a glue gun to make a sew-free chair. You will need to put the zipper and the fabric together. That mainly why you need the glue. Keep in mind that some glue hampers the fabric. So be careful before choosing the glue.

Step by Step Procedure for making A Bean Bag Chair Without Sewing 

We will now focus on details instructions on how you can you make it at your home. In this no-sew project, we will instruct you to make a beanbag couch for your children. Small couches are super easy to make, and you will need roughly 30 minutes to make it.

Step one

For a small couch you will need a 12 feet (3.66 m) wide and 12 feet (3.66 m) long fabric. First, you need to fold the fabric into the half with the desired outside pattern on the inside and line up the material.

Then you need to cut the long side of the fabric at 1 inch (2.54 cm) gap. The depth of the cut can be up to 3 inches (8 cm).

Keep both of the edges of your fabric together to make sure it stays in line. Tie both of the pieces together. We recommend you make a double knot or a triple knot to make your couch stronger. 

 Step two

 In this step, you need to cut the material into two pieces and face them inwards towards one another.

The measurements must be 60 inches (1.52 m) and 45 inches (1.14 m). Then you need to cut the other two long sides keeping 1 inch (2.54 cm) gap. Just like before the depth should be 3 inches (8 cm).

Tie the pieces together and make sure you keep one side of the fabric uncut and untied.  

Step three

    If the sides are knotted correctly now its time for keeping the fabric inside out. After that, you need to fold the material into horizontal half and that will make knotted seems line up and the untied edges stay together.

 You now need to cut a rounded corner where the tied and untied sides meet. Two sides of the cover now have two different shapes.

 One is rounded and the other one is straight. Then you need to cut the other sides of the fabrics with 3 inches ( 8 cm) depth at 1 inch (2.54 cm) intervals and tie them. Keep a 16-inch gap to add a zipper. 

 Step four

 Now you need to glue the zipper with the bean bag chair cover. A zipper is always necessary because you can add or remove filling in the future if needed.

The thing is you can skip this process and instead of a zipper you can use more knots to close the last 16 inches.  

Step five

 Before filling the cover with you fill you need to turn your cover to the right side so that all your knots will be inside the cover. Now it's time for you to fill the cover. After filling your chair should look like a wedge, as the longer side will be working as a base and shorter side as the top of the couch.

Final Verdict

Now your Bin Bag is ready to use. Wish you a lovely day.

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