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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bean Bag For My Little Bean - April 2013


This one, I'll be honest, was a simple matter of following instructions from the Living with punks blog. It's quite simple to do, but three tips if you're gonna do this:

1. Buy your piping edge as small as you reasonably can, for cost and ease of manipulating under the sewing machine needle.

2. Buy 3.5m of edging if you're going to follow her directions - 2pkts wasn't too helpful when buying off the roll as I had to.

3. Because I had thick piping, to get the edge as smart as possible, I had to take all the feet off the sewing machine, even the bit which holds the foot. I WOULD NOT recommend doing this, hence point 1, but it was the only way I could get close enough at home. Total breach of health and safety, so don't try this at home kids, learn from my mistakes!

Anyway - the fabric came from my sister in the form of a toy bag which I thought was cute, but wouldn't use just yet - thanks sis! The whole thing probably took me a couple/three of hours, but I think it was worth it. :)

Can't wait til she's old enough to sit on it in her reading corner! Actually - scrub that I can - 6 months is such a cute age.