I promised you the pattern for the beanbag chairs today. Here you go! If you enlarge it to the point that the length of the narrower pattern is 4 1/4" long and the wider one is 4 1/2", you will have two different shapes. I have always preferred the narrower one, but someone may want a larger one. Take your choice.
I haven't had a chance to hunt up the example yet....It's somewhere around here. I will try to get a photo by tomorrow.
Meanwhile, have at it. It is simple enough to do and you can refer to the photos from yesterday, if need be.
First you cut out the pattern pieces. Be sure to leave a seam allowance. It isn't included in the pattern. I usually do it 1/8" if I am doing the stitching by hand and 1/4" if by machine.
First stitch all of the long seams into a tube. Then starting with the top, pin and sew the piece to the smaller neck of the tube, wrong sides together. Do the same with the larger end leaving at least one section of the panels open. You have to turn it right side out, fill it and then stitch the last of the seam by hand. Not my favorite part.
I usually use either salt or sand to fill pillows and beanbags in miniature. Be sure to fill it enough so that it will have a nice shape when someone sits in it. Don't over stuff it. If you do that, you won't be able to wiggle around and make a nest in it. I would say maybe about 2/3 full. You may have to experiment a bit. Just sit it on the table upside down, with the opening at the top and start filling....You should be able to tell when there is enough.
Rosanna of La Stanza Di Guiggiola http://lastanzadigiuggiola.blogspot.com/ helped me out with a comment yesterday. The correct name for this chair is a Fracchia chair. It's from a popular comic movie in Italy. I am going to go look around for some more info now that I have a clue where to look. Thanks for the lead Rosanna!
Now....About that title. I finally got even with Tessie for all of her harassing. I brought home a raccoon for her to contend with this morning.
I found him running around Target and asked if he liked tomatoes.....He does!
That should keep Tessie busy until I can find the Fraccia chair example. Wish me luck.
See you tomorrow.