DIY Bean Bag Chair

Hey there! 

This month I am participating in yet another Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest. I previously entered this chair makeover but this time I’m making something from scratch for Cian.

March’s FFC sponsor is Fairfield World  and the theme is Mix & Match. Fairfield Worls sells all kinds of stuffing  for your craft and home improvemet projects. Their stuffing makes plush toys, teddy bears, handmade dolls and pillows soft and huggable. You can choose from original Poly-Fil premium polyester fiberfill, down-alternative Ultra Plush gel fiber, dry packing fiber, or specialty stuffings made of recycled material or sustainable resources like bamboo or corn.

For this month’s challenge, I decided make a DIY Toddler Bean Bag for my son, since I’m tired of him spilling his milk on my new couch :-)

The mix and match element is the contrasting fabrics that I chose and I used the Poly-Fil Biggie Bean Bag filler (disclaimer: provided free of charge for this contest)

A large bag of white, bean bag filler

A child reading a book on a bean bag, with a stuffed animal nearby

A child holding an open book while sitting on a bean bag

Now, one word of advice. If you can, fill your bean bag OUTSIDE if at all possible. Otherwise, you will be vacuuming little staticky bean bag balls for the next month. 

A small child sitting on a bean bag chair on a foam mat in the corner of a room

A close-up of the pattern on the fabric of a bean bag chair

Body slamming the Bean Bag has become a new favorite past-time ;-)

A small child relaxing on a bean bag chair

The solid print on the back means it’s reversible for a different look, too!

DIY Bean Bag Chair

If you can sew a straight line, then head go grab some fabric and bean bag filler and make your toddler one of these DIY Bean Bag Chairs. Trust me, they will absolutely love it!

A small child in green pajamas sitting on a bean bag chair
I used this tutorial from Project Nursery to create my Bean Bag. It was very easy to follow and both Cian and I love the end result!


Our hosts for this month are Colleen and Charlotte. Click on their names to see what they made for this month’s contest. And as always, if you’re interested in participating in future contests, please email

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  1. What a great idea! When my kids were little, there was nothing they loved more than their own little kid sized seats. Perfect! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

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