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23 DIY Bean Bag Chairs That Take Lounging to The Next Level

A cozy, comfy place to plop down in the corner should always be welcomed inside the family room. A cozy, comfy place to lay down and enjoy an evening read should always be welcomed inside the play room. The moral here is a cozy, comfy place to relax is welcomed all throughout the house for everyone in it.

Bean bag chairs

How to Make a Bean Bag Chair

Bean bag chairs have been favorites of young people for many years for many reasons – they’re cool to look at, they’re super comfy, and they’re usually not that expensive. If you make your own, you’ll come off even cheaper and get to have some crafting fun. 

Regardless of which pattern you’re going for, or which model you’ll choose from our list, you’ll need a few base materials: 

  • a big piece of fabric (even an old bed sheet or blanket will work)
  • a zipper (if you want to make a cover that you can remove and wash)
  • bean bag filler – you can get EPS beads, EPP beads, micro-beads, compressed foam, beans, rice, shredded memory foam, and so on. 
  • needle and thread or a sewing machine, if you won’t choose a pattern that requires no sewing. 

That’s it. Then, you’ll need a pattern, of course, but that’s pretty easy to discern on your own too. Measure out the fabric, cut it up, sew it on three sides and fill it up with whatever filler you chose. Then, sew up the last bit. If you chose to make a separate cover for the bean bag, follow the same pattern you did for the bag and add a zipper on the fourth side instead. 

Needless to say, you’re going to get all the details in the tutorials below, so go pick your favorite!

DIY Bean Bag Chairs

These 23 DIY bean bag chairs will take the family’s lounging to the next level. Check them out below!

1. Kids Bean Bag Chair (Sew in 30 Mins)

Kids Bean Bag Chair (Sew in 30 Mins)

First, we’re showing off this great kid’s project from Project Nursery! Learn how to sew up this bean bag chair in just 30 minutes!

2. Make a Giant Bean Bag Chair

Make a Giant Bean Bag Chair

Hop on over to So Much To Make and learn how to make this masterpiece. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger – or giant – this one is for you!

3. DIY Bean Bag With A Handle

DIY Bean Bag With A Handle

Or maybe you’d like a chicer, cleaner look. Todo Manualidades has the DIY for you and it includes a handle for easy moving, passing and rearranging.

4. DIY Bean Bag iPad Stand 

DIY Bean Bag iPad Stand 

So this is more like a chair for your iPad but it’s still all about comfort! Check out this fun tutorial over at Sewn Up.

5. Bean Bag Chair Makeover

Bean Bag Chair Makeover

Design Sponge shows us how to take an old and beaten bean bag chair and make it over into something new! The corner of this home just got so much more stylish and comfy!

6.  Football Bean Bag

Football Bean Bag

Hallmark Channel gave us this adorable and charming DIY for football lovers. Whip this up for the man cave or even for the kids’ playroom!

7. Otomi Stenciled Bean Bag

Otomi Stenciled Bean Bag

Check out Stencil Stories if you’re an otomi fan. Learn how to stencil a bean bag chair to match your love!

8. Rollie Pollie Bean Bags

Rollie Pollie Bean Bags

These rollie design from Paper Tape & Pins that’s both simple and sweet. We love its ease and we’re certain the family will get a lot of use out of them.

9. Pyramid

Diy pyramid bean bag chair

eHow gives us something a bit funkier to try out though. Instead of the classic, round shape, why not go with a pyramid?

10. Pillowcase Poufs

Pillowcase Poufs

Houzz made these pillowcase poufs and we couldn’t help but be inspired by the idea. Turn this into a mini bean bag so easily – it’s all about the stuffing!

11. Rollie Pollie Extra Cozy Bean Bag

Rollie Pollie Extra Cozy Bean Bag

If you want another simple DIY that’s extra cozy, visit So You Think You’re Crafty. Her chairs vary in sizes and in prints!

12. Denim Tough Pouf

Denim Tough Pouf

Michele Made Me knows how to upcycle old denim in a new and fabulous way. This too can easily become a bean bag chair is you think about changing up the stuffing.

13. Toddler Bean Bag Chair

Toddler Bean Bag Chair

We’re absolutely swooning for this toddler bean bag chair design we found over at Jenna Kate At Home. It’s the perfect addition to a reading corner or play room!

14. Bean Bag Chair for Dolls

Bean Bag Chair for Dolls

If your little ones love their dollies, then help them out with the accessories! Real Coake shows us how to make a doll version of the comfiest chair in the house.

15. Plain Bean Bag Pouf

Plain Bean Bag Pouf

Woman’s Day gives us a favorite, simple bean bag pouf tutorial as well. Even the pets of the house will end up enjoying it!

16. Bean Bags for Babies

Bean Bags for Babies

Of course, the babies of the house can get in on this idea too! With this free pattern and instructions, you’ll be whipping up one of these in no time. (via Straight Grain)

17. Bean Bags With Stuffed Animals

Bean Bags With Stuffed Animals

Thread Riding Hood took a bean bag to an entirely new level. The stuffing here comes from all the stuffed animals of the house – it’s both functional and helps you organize!

18. Bean Bag Couch

Diy bean bag couch

Instructables takes it to an entirely new level with this DIY for a bean bag couch. If you need something for the man cave or even the dorm room, this is it!

19. Easy Bean Bag

Easy Bean Bag

If you want to get a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own bean bag, we have this example from Hungarican Journey that we loved. They take you through the whole thing, from making the bean bag to making the cover. 

20. Foam Bean Bag

Foam Bean Bag

The Spruce Crafts has a really cool project for you if you want to get started on making your own bean bag filled with shredded memory foam fillers. You can probably find most of the materials in your own home. 

21. Bean Bags for Kids

Bean Bags for Kids

You can make some bean bags for your kids too! They already spend a lot of time on the floor playing with legos or whatever else is keeping them interested this week, so you might as well make them a bean bag. DIY Projects has a tutorial on how to make one of these for your little one. 

22. No-Sew Bean Bag

No-Sew Bean Bag

Over on Momtastic we found another cool project that requires no sewing. How cool is that? Especially for those of us who are sewing-challenged, this idea where you just knot up the fabric seems just perfect. 

23. Bean Bags for Little Ones

Bean Bags for Little Ones

By the size of the bean bag made by Sewing.com, your kids may very well sleep on these things. Let’s see how you can make your own kids bean bag chair – you get the material list and plenty of pics to guide you through the process. 

More Bean Bag Chairs?

If you’ve been working yourself on a bean bag chair, we’d love to see the outcome. How bout you let us know in the comments box below how things went. What problems you had with materials or how it looks like in your home.

We’d love to hear from you.

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