Thursday, January 8, 2009


What do you do with a scrap of upholstery fabric and some out of date rice? Make beanbags! (Or should I say rice bags?) These beanbags measure 10cm x 15cm (plus 1.5cm seam allowance) and contain one cup of rice each (uncooked!). The material was bought from IKEA in a bundle of scraps that I scored for a couple of dollars. I chose this fabric because of it's strength and of course the pattern - mostly black! Good for hiding the inevitable dirt.
I had been thinking about making these for a while for Missy Moo to play with. I thought it would be an excellent project to get me reacquainted with my machine. I was right. The project was just short enough for me to not get sick of it..... aaaaa, patience. Was that on my New Year's Resolution list?

There are an endless number of games and uses for these little bags and I can't wait for Moo to wake up so we can try them out!


CurlyPops said...

Hey they're great. I wonder if you could also use them as heat bags for sore muscles?

A said...

I guess so. Is it rice inside a 'wheat bag'? You'd have to make them a little bigger though - although having lots of little ones might be useful if you were sore all over...?? ; D