We sew a stylish and comfortable bag chair (video instruction)
Before starting a master class, it’s worth talking about what constitutes a traditional bean bag chair.
Its pattern is made of dense fabric, which does not allow moisture to enter - it is best to use synthetic material made up of polyester, microfiber, or other cloth that has similar physical properties.
It is easy to create such a product with your own hands - it will resemble a large bag in shape, which was the reason for the name of the furniture.
It is worth paying attention to the strength of the fabric - if there are gaps in it after a short period of operation, the chair will immediately become unusable, and you will need to start all the work again.
Inside the balls are stuffed from a soft elastic material, which easily restores its shape after serious loads. A regular master class involves the use of polystyrene foam - it is very cheap and can be bought at almost any hardware store.
However, he has a significant drawback - in a couple of years the bag will finally lose its shape and you will have to fill it again.
There can be no talk of using natural material - a hand-made product will become useless after six months, and at the same time it will accumulate a large amount of moisture and dust.
In addition, it is best to sew an additional outer cover that will prevent contamination of the interior. If necessary, it can be removed by sending in the laundry or dry cleaning. If you decide to create a bag-chair with your own hands, its pattern will be similar to the inner shell of the furniture.
Usually the master class involves the use of soft wool with a short nap or high-quality cotton linen, but here you can give free rein to your imagination. Upholstery can even be made of natural or artificial leather - the main thing is that it does not have long fibers that collect dust, hair and moisture.
The working process
Selection of necessary materials
As usual, before you start sewing your own hands, you need to prepare a full set of materials. For this we need a pattern, as well as graph paper, from which we will make patterns.
To sew a bag, you need two types of fabric - one will be a sheath of synthetic material, and the other - an outer cover. It is best to take a strip with a width of 1.5 meters with a length of 3.5 meters for an internal product and 3.6 meters for an external product.
To ensure easy access to the inside, two lightning bolts will be necessary - when developing a pattern, it is worthwhile to focus on 40 and 60 centimeters.
Finally, take care of the filler, which the chair will need about 300 liters - you can buy it at any hardware store, but you will have to buy no less than 500 liters.
The master class begins with the manufacture of patterns - it is better to create them at once in full size, without spending time converting the distances from the millimeter scale to the meter scale. The main dimensions, as well as the parts that the bag will have, are presented in the following figure.It is easy to see that the finished product will consist of four main components, which will form its surface.
To create a bag-chair with your own hands without significant costs, it is better to use an economical way to spend the fabric - the pattern applied to the 1.5-meter-wide strip used by us is presented in the next drawing.
This operation is best done together - one person will hold the fabric and stencils, and the other - to create ready-made pieces of fabric.
In total, we should have six wedges, as well as four semicircular elements of the bottom, which will be symmetrical to each other.
Sew a chair
To sew all the products together, we connect narrow bands with each other with the right sides, using yarn for basting. Then turn the resulting bag inside out and draw the bottom to it in a similar way. This is necessary to ensure that large seams are not visible from the outside, violating the aesthetic appearance of the finished piece of furniture.
Next, you need to secure the top, which has the smallest size of all the flaps we have received. To do this, open the zipper and create a similar double seam.
After you have decided to finally sew the bag, you need to pull out all the markings so that the chair does not contain unnecessary elements. Also check carefully that there are no holes anywhere - otherwise the next step will be very unsuccessful and you will have to clean the house instead of creating a chair.
Similarly, the outer case is sewn - it is only necessary to take into account the difference in size.
Cut the corner of the container with a granular filler and set it aside. Now you need to find a funnel, with which you will fill the material in the bag.
It may be submitted:
- large device for the car;
- durable plastic bag;
- rolled into a piece of cardboard or thick paper.
In addition, you can create a funnel with your own hands by cutting off the neck of a plastic bottle. Carefully pour inside the filler, stopping when the cover is filled by about two-thirds.It remains only to fasten the zipper, put on the outer cover, and our bean bag is completely ready!