Because I had so many beans left over after making the outdoor cushion for the little cabin I started looking for other places where a bean bag might come in handy.
Mini has a few favorite spots around the house. One is on the windowsill in the bedroom. She got used to staying in the bedroom at night after she had had her accident. I kept her in there so I could check on her if needed. Ever since there has been a blanket on the sill and I've been folding and refolding it. Until now.
Enter the polka dot bean bag.
To make it I made an inner bag where the beans are and a separate removable cover. I went for a rectangle with rounded corners for this one. To make even rounded corners I used a plate to draw around.
After cutting the two pieces out I sewed them together on the machine leaving one of the short ends open. Turned the now bag right side out and filled it a little less than half way with the beans, pinned and stitched the opening shut.
Then I continued to make an exact copy in the orange fabric with the exception of adding velcro to that opening so the cover would be removable.
I'm happy to report that Mini loves it.
Ohh, how cute and cozy Mini looks! The polystyrene beans response with warmth right away so maybe that’s why she looks so relaxed 🙂
Such a good kitty mom you are! Mini looks adorable resting in her new spot.
They’re my babies, what can I say 🙂
Sooo cute! Love that the orange is also in Mini’s fur. X
Yep, I love it too! XXxx.
What a cutie! I love torties!
What a happy kitty! Of course, if someone made a pretty polka-dotted cushion for me and told me all I had to do all day was lay in a warm sunny window, I’d be happy, too!!
I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
Thank you for linking 🙂
So simple. I love the way you made those curved corners and MAJOR fabric envy over here!
Do you have tutorial for making these in people size?
If I had one I’d never leave it. So cozy.
Mini is beautiful and reminds me of my old cat, I love tortishells. I’m thinking of making some sort of lounging cushion for my spoilt rabbit but if he got into it he would eat all the polystyrene beans!!
Mini’s got the style!
So cute! I wonder if my dog would sleep on something like that instead of on MY bed. Maybe this will be my weekend project. 🙂
I love this idea. I know my old kitten would just love it, but the younger one would probably knock her off. Have you tried it with grain (like a heat pack)?
Gotten here from your home flickr set. Love the home photos. Can’t wait to go through the blog.
did i miss it? what kind of beans did you use?
i’m thinking a tushie tamer for my boys 🙂
the cushion looks very very nice. I like the picture of Mini lying on the cushion this way. And I am a little envious of you for the dotted orange fabric. So cool.
I want to be a cat now.
That looks like really nice moda fabric! My cat does not like to rest too much in one place. She is really active. My other cat just likes to lay down by the window and soak in the sun. I really like the red/orange color!