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  • Beanbags - how and why?!

    HI all,

    I need help! I have just been asked to make up 2 children's bean bags. The customer has their own fabric for the top and she wants me to supply a contrasting fabric for the underside. I have never made bean bags before and can't find any info in my usual books, web searches etc. Are they just big cushions, filled with polystyrene beads?! Or is there a special shape they should be? Is there an inner lining and an outer (zipped?) cover? How big should a child's bean bag be? And how much should I charge?!

    Thanks to postings on this and the Alternative Windows forum, I at least know how to fill the bags with the beads, but all else is a bit of a mystery to me!

    Hope someone out there can help...
    Sue

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    Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

    I have a fantastic pattern for a bean bag, it has it's very own head rest which comes up when you sit on it.. I'd suggest you use a good thick calico for the bag and and make a slightly larger cover. If you want a copy of this cover let me know, you're welcome to it if I can find it.

    Philip
    Have you registered your business yet?

    http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


    A MyDecozo Directory

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    • #3
      Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

      Hello,

      It must be the beanbag season. I have also been asked for beanbags today. Please could I have a look at your pattern Philip. It's sounds intriguing with a head rest.

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      • #4
        Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

        Are there any special rules and regulations regarding the outer cover fabric. Does it have to be FR or upholstery weight?

        Thanks.
        Sue.

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        • #5
          Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

          Hi philip please could you forward me the pattern ,daughters boyfriends would both like a bean bag for xmas so they can slob around just that little bit more !!! thanks ali

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          • #6
            Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

            I would think the fabric would have to be fire retardant..Speaking from experience, We were about to go out one day when I smelled burning & on investigation found my beanbag synging against a radiator
            Regards
            Mairi

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            • #7
              Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

              Hi Phillip

              I would be grateful if you could send me a copy of your bean bag pattern. I need to make one christmas for my nephew.

              Regards
              Regards

              Andrea

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              • #8
                Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                I have made bean bag pattern PDF for those who want it - I've put the download in the members area.

                Philip
                Have you registered your business yet?

                http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                A MyDecozo Directory

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                • #9
                  Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                  Hi Phillip

                  How do I get into that area? It is wanting a password but won't accept my one.....do I need another one?

                  Thanks
                  Natalie

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                  • #10
                    Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                    Hi JGM - have sent you a private message about how to access this area.
                    Louise


                    sigpic Simply Sewing

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                    • #11
                      Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                      Hi Louise, just tried to access this area for the bean bag PDF myself but do not know the password - could you help me?

                      Julie
                      Julie

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                      • #12
                        Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                        Have PMd you.......
                        Louise


                        sigpic Simply Sewing

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                        • #13
                          Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                          Hi Philip,

                          Do you still have your beanbag pattern & if so would it be possiblr to have a copy of it please.

                          Kind regards
                          Kerry

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                          • #14
                            Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                            I do.. pdf here..

                            Bean Bag Pattern PDF.pdf
                            Have you registered your business yet?

                            http://www.ukcurtainmakers.co.uk


                            A MyDecozo Directory

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                            • #15
                              Re: Beanbags - how and why?!

                              Hi Philip

                              I too am looking at bean bags, can I please have a copy of your pattern too !!!

                              baz

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