I have been in the market for bean bag chairs for my kids for a couple of months. We have hardwood floors downstairs, and yet, they love to lie on the floor to watch movies and TV. On special movie nights, we usually just drag a pile of blankets downstairs and lounge on them. Well, the kids do, at least. I cannot risk the health of my 33-year-old back. I thought they might LOVE having bean bag chairs instead.
Except WOW, did you guys know what some places CHARGE for bean bag chairs? I wanted one with a cover that I could take off and wash, and I wanted one that was big enough to use for several years and through many growth spurts, and it turns out finding one the right size and quality was going to cost me close to $130 EACH. Each! Yeah, no.
Now, the honest truth is that I have no idea how to sew. My grandmother happened to be in town and she whipped up TWO of these babies for me over the course of two hours. But I do find that the tutorial is easy to follow, if you know how to sew.
I will add my two cents, which is that you can make these super, duper cheap if you can find a twin-size bedsheet. It's the perfect amount of material, it is designed to hold up through many, many washings, and I found mine at Walmart for $5 each in a cute striped pattern. Throw in four pillows for each mattress ($2.50 each, also at Walmart) and each pillow mattress came out to $15 (Grandma's labor was free).
I am giving them as Christmas gifts - each child is also going to get a copy of a beloved DVD to go with it.
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