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Art copyrighted Vicki Smith.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Make a Felt Bean Bag
I can remember my mom sewing bean bags for us to play with when my brother and I were kids. Bean bags can be used to play a wide variety of games and they make the perfect little gift to give to your guests at the end of a birthday party instead of a goodie bag.
To make the cat I purchased small sheets of craft felt. They come in such delicious colors. I would have preferred wool felt since it is sturdier, but I couldn't find any at my two local craft stores. I cut out 6 inch circles with my pinking shears having decided to make the front of the cat in a blue and the back in green. I stitched the two sides together leaving an opening for me to add the beans (I chose split peas).
The cat's eyes, nose and mouth are buttons, felt shapes, and pom poms that are attached to the felt with a glue gun. It is very difficult to adhere felt with anything other than a glue gun. If anyone has had luck with any other type of glue, please let me know. The whiskers and detail on the ears was added with fabric paint applied directly from the bottle.
The split peas were added with a funnel and then I finished stitching the bean bag together.