Bean Bag Tutorial

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Kellyn.
Not only is she super talented, but she’s my little sis!
She’s also the seamstress in the family, so I’m glad she’s around to help with all our sewing needs. :)

She also has an amazing ETSY SHOP called: FRAYED.
Go on over and check it out!

I’ll turn the time over to her now…


Bean bags are a super simple idea that can used for so many things!
*They are a fun way for your child to learn their letters and numbers

*They Challenge children with throwing, catching and balancing skills

There are tons of great games you can come up with that will keep your child and their friends entertained for a long time :-)

Here is a tutorial on my numbered bean bags, simple enough for any beginner to create. Enjoy!

Materials needed

-20, 5×5 fabric squares

-Scrap fabric for your letters


-Pinto Beans


1.) Making your letters: There are many different things you can use to make your letters. Stencils, chipboard, print out from Microsoft word, magnets… Be Creative!

-Trace each number backwards onto the smooth side of your pellon.

-Cut out the individual letters, but no need to be precise as you will do this once its ironed on to the fabric.

-(Follow your pellon instructions) By ironing the rough side of your pellon piece (with the traced number) to the wrong side of your desired scrap of fabric. I use black and white scraps as I know they will show up best!

-Now you will use scissors to cut out the number (leaving the pellon backing).

2.) Making your bean bag squares: You can be as creative as you want with the fabrics you choose. I like to use bright primary colors.

-Cut out 20, 5×5 squares. It looks best if you use the same fabric for each square (so 2 squares per bean bag)

3.) Numbering your Bean Bags: Lay out your squares in the order you would like them to be in.

-Once you have decided which number goes on which square, iron it on by using your pellon instructions.

-Stitch your letter in place for extra durability. I like to use a zig zag, but a straight stitch will do just fine.

1.4.) Sewing your bean bag:

-Match up the right sides together and begin sewing a straight stitch, leaving an opening at the top.

-Cut each of the corners, but be sure you don’t cut into the stitching.

-Turn right side out and iron, for a cleaner finish.

1.)5.) Filling with beans:

-Fill each bean bag with about ½ cup of pinto beans. My son liked to help me do this, but I must warn you, it gets very messy with a little one helping (at least with my 2 year old son)!

6.) Finishing your bag:

-To complete your bean bag, tuck in the opening and start sewing right over it to close it up. Continue around the entire bean bag.

You’re Done!!
These make a super fun, creative gift too! Stitch the letters of your nieces name instead of numbers. She’ll love it!

Thanks, Kel Kel, for the great tutorial.


Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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    I would get a rag bag! I've been looking for a cute bag to take to Bible study on Wednesday to contain all of our stuff. This would be perfect!Thanks for the giveaway!!I did 1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entryTotal – 4 entries

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    Cute stuff!! I think I'll adjust this tutorial to make large "ice packs" – we have a few (filled with beans or dried corn) but can always use more, and they make great Christmas gifts – cute fabrics personalized for kids!Anyhoo, here're my entries:1 – Rag Bag! (followed closely by Christmas stockings)2 – I follow you3 – I like you on Facebook.yay!!

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    I would love that bag! I also really love the personalized Christmas stockings. I'd love to get those all for my family.Dezi AllensethdeziATgmailDOTcom1- 2 entries2- 1 entry3- 1 entry

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    I would get the rag bag and stockings. Does that mean I'm entered twice?

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    Thank you for the tutorial. Now I know a christmas present I am going to make. I would get a rag bag!! THey are cute. I did-1-2 entries, 2-1 entry, follow you already3-1 entry, follow on FBI hope I win. It would be fun!

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    1) Such cute stuff. I love the crayon apron! 2 entries2) already follow – 1 entry3) already like on fb – 1 entryTotal: 4ludosti at gmail dot com

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    1-I would definitely buy the bean bags! I don't think I have enough sewing coordination to make them. :)2-I follow!3-And I like you on FB![email protected]!!

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    Carla GullLove the rag bags!1. 22. Follow the blog.3. Like on FaceBook. Total 4Thanks!

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    What a fun tutorial! Love the Rag Bags! I would love to get some crayon aprons for my kids!!! So cute!Thanks for the giveaway!I did:1- 2 entries2- 1 entry3- 1 entryTotal- 4 entries!

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    What a neat blog! I love the Rag Bag it is darling. What a great giveawayI would definitely buy the rag bag. I've wanted something cute to take to church to carry all of our stuff in. I would also want to buy a superman cape for my little boy for Halloween. 1- 2 entry2-1 entry3-I don't have a FB account so I hope this still counts. I would follow if I did thoughTotal- 3 [email protected]

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    Wow! Your whole family is uber talented! :)I would love to get some stockings. Ours our lame!I am a followerI like you on FacebookI checked out Kellyn's shop.4 entries for me.Also you are announcing the winner on my bday (10/5). I think that means I am a shoe in! :)

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    I love the personalized stockings!!!!1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entry4 entries totaltmaguire4atsympaticodotca

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    I did 1 2 entries2 1 entry3 1 entryI would have her make me Christmas Stockings!

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    I HEART the rag bag!!! To Cute for a church bag would even be nicer!!I did:1- 2 entrys2- 1 entry3- 1 entry Total 4 :)

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    I LOVE the Christmas stockings. We have cute, but cheap, ones from Wal-Mart or something.*I'm a follower*I like you on Facebook*Love her Etsy stuff!

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    Definitely the rag bag!! So darn cute! It would save me from trying to figure it out!!I did:1 – 2 entries2 – 1 entry3 – 1 entryTotal 4 entries![email protected]

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    1. I think I would get the rag bag tutorial, so that I can make some for others as gifts.2. I like you on FB3. I'm a follower

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    I would definitely get a custom rag bag…so cute!!!!! Although the pattern would be great too!!!Thanks!![email protected] did:1-2 entries3-1 entry

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    I loved these and decided to make my own. I am going to add shaped onto the other side so my boy can practice his shapes and his numbers! So excited!

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