For my sweet nephew's birthday, which is today, I made a Rollie Pollie also known as a bean bag chair.
(Sorry the bad pic, taken 5 seconds before going to party)
I used this pattern, and I had a blast making it. the pattern was easy to follow, and simple to make. It was my very first time sewing a zipper, and I think I did well.
Inner rollie pollie. The outer Rollie Pollie can come off to throw in the wash.
There were a few bummers. The stuffing for the chair she suggests, I could not find, and also it seemed it would be really pricey. I had to substitute a normal bean bag chair stuffing instead.
$15 walmart bean bag chair I stole the inerds out of. Now what to do with this vinyl stuff?
What a mess those little bean things are!
Also, I thought it would be an inexpensive gift, but after everything, it was more than I wanted to pay, and I planned on making three! Because Brady and my niece all have birthdays around the same time, I was going to make them all one. If I might of known the costs, I probably would not have done that. Oh well, it is too late, fabric is bought and I am already committed!
Handle with Zack's name (and yes I have way too much of that striped fabric!)
I really like how it turned out. In a perfect world, it would have more stuffing, but again the costs! It was really fun to make, and I know at least one kid who will love his in about a week!