Sunny Seats for a Sunny Spot

Spring is so close now and the days are getting lovelier and lovelier. I wanted nothing but to sit outside with a cup of tea and a little project these past two mornings, but we have nowhere to sit comfortably unless it’s in bed or in front of the TV, and neither of those spots are in the sun!

So, after uncomfortably enjoying my Sunday morning cup of tea on the floor, I decided enough was enough. We needed some Triangle PillowsΒ (click to get the tutorial!).

Don’t they look as sunny as the afternoon sun! But I’d agree with you if you said they look a bit flat.Β I’m excited to see them filled with beans, but that must wait till later in the week. Does my little tray set up give you a hint as to what I’ll be doing next weekend? Hehehe πŸ™‚

About the fabric, I bought it a few months ago to try making a doona cover and some pillowcases for our bedroom. But I’ve since gone off this idea in favour of another! As the fabric was cheap, I bought 12m (the last of the roll!) and ended up with two of these Triangle Pillows, and still have enough left over for a silly dress, and possibly a skirt!

My version is a little different from the tutorial posted on Grosgrain Fabulous. My fabric was about 190cm wide, and I didn’t want to try cutting a parallel line to shorten it to the tutorial’s stated 120cm. Aside from that, I always find bean bags are never big enough to get really comfy in, so I wanted mine to be BIG.

And big they are! When I hold the apex it’s taller than me. They even look big piled on the floor. When I showed my Sweetheart, smiled his smile and worked out the math on how many beans we’d need to fill them. Yes. Well. Quite a bit as it turns out!

The other variation I made was adding a zipper. I figure they’ll need to be refilled at some point and this will make that easier. After I added the zip, I stitched on a little cover and stitched over the metal end of the zip so if they ever need to go on a wooden floor, the zipper won’t scratch them. Thinkin’!

I can’t wait to see them filled up. But more importantly, I can’t wait to sit in them in the sun!

Stay inspired πŸ™‚


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