Have you been spending a lot of time this past year on FaceTime and Zoom? Well, my tutorial How to Make an Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder is a 15-minute project that can hold your tablet or phone. And boy, can new bean bag tablet holders be expensive. The secret is Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler from Fairfield World™, and the quick instructions are below!
Make a Bean Bag Tablet Holder with Fairfield World™ Classic Filler
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Here's what you need to make an iPad Bean Bag:
- Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler from Fairfield World™
- Fabric Fat Quarter
- Sewing Machine – this Singer Heavy Duty is my fav!
- Pre-Threaded Bobbins – a game changer!
- Straight Pins
Here's how to Create a Bean Bag Holder for a Tablet:
Reading on my iPad has become my way to unwind at night before bed, but trying to read in bed is not always comfortable. I had part of a bag of Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler leftover from my How to Refill a Bean Bag Chair post from a few months ago. So, I decided to create an Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder from a fat quarter of bright and colorful fabric.
To begin the Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder, gather all supplies. A fat quarter of fabric is normally 18″ by 18″ square and can be found at Joann for just a few dollars. Fold the fat quarter in half with the right sides of the fabric facing each other, inside. Secure with straight pins, along the long open edge.
Sew the open long edge and one of the short edges of the fabric to create a bag shape with a sewing machine. Leave the second long edge open at this time. Snipe the fabric corners from the sewn edges, diagonally with scissors. I recently discovered pre-threaded bobbins and they have been a game-changer for all of my machine-stitched projects. Turn Bean Bag Holder right side out and push out corners to create sharp points. I love Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors for all my fabric projects.
If working on this project by yourself, find a large cylinder-shaped container. This is my flour canister, which was already clean because I don't bake, I'm too busy crafting. Place the sewn bottom into the container and gather the top edges. This will hold your fabric up and open during filling. You will need two hands to pour in the Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler.
The Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler has a plastic pour spout at the top of the bag with a resealable lid. Remove the lid and pour the bean bag filler into any size opening. Saving any unused product is a breeze, just screw on the lid. Grab the bottom of the bag with one hand and cover the spout with your palm, tip the bag up into the opening of the fabric, and then remove your hand and pour in the Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler. Once filled to 3/4 full, tilt the bag back down as you cover the spout with your palm. This will prevent any of those pesky little bean bag beads from escaping.
Remove the fabric bag from the container and shake to settle the Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler beads. Fold the raw edges of the fabric inward and then secure the finished edge with straight pins. This Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder gets its shape from seams sewn in opposite directions. One seam is vertical and the other is horizontal. Sew a double seam across the outside of the fabric along the pinned edge with a sewing machine, to finish. Remove pins and trim any long threads with scissors.
Quick and Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder
I love that there are so many Fairfield World™ products available at Joann because it makes quick DIY projects like my Easy Bean Bag Tablet Holder a snap! Use Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler to create this 15-minute beginner sewing project from a fat quarter of fabric. These resilient 100% polystyrene beads conform to your shape to create a cozy comfortable feel and will far outlast recycled bean bag fillers.
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