Part I: Decoration
The decoration for on these bean bags could be anything - animals, trucks, different colors, printed fabric... Here, I used letters to spell our friend's name.
1. Cut 3x3-inch pieces of fabric for the letters; you'll need one piece per bean bag. I used muslin, then tie-dyed letters using sharpie markers and rubbing alcohol (full how-to here).
Part II: Making the bean bags
1. Cut 6x6-inch pieces of fabric for the bean bags (shown here, purple); you'll need two pieces for each bean bag.
2. Using a decorative zig-zag stitch, attach the decorative fabric to the center of a 6x6 square.
3. With right sides together, sew one blank 6x6 square to one decorated 6x6 square, leaving a 2-inch opening.
4. Flip right side out, and iron the edges flat.
5. Fill The bean bag. I used a combination of dry pinto, black, and garbanzo beans.
6. Topstitch around the edge.
The finished bean bags! This one was for a sweet friend of ours in Taos, who was turning 2 years old.