PATTERN: Rollie Pollie, bean bag chair
Made of durable cotton twill or soft vinyl, each bag is actually a slip cover (with another Rollie Pollie inside) then filled with mounds and mounds of soft cluster stuffing. So if it gets dirty, just zip it off and throw it in the wash. And with a handle on top, it’s easy to toss around. Ready for a pillow fight? We’ll let dad referee.
This PDF pattern is very detail-oriented, sharing with you all our favorite tips and info about how to make the Rollie Pollie perfect for YOU.
The pattern comes in TWO sizes (both are included in the pattern):
Small – best for 1-2 year old Toddlers
Large – best for 2-6 year olds (girl pictured above in white dress is 5 years old)
Finished dimensions: (from one side of the rollie, half-way around, in a semi circle to the other side)
Small - 38 x 38 inches
Large – 50 x 50 inches
Note: Pattern pieces are symmetrical and can be enlarged if needed to accommodate older children. You will do this on your own (pattern pieces are only provided for the two sizes listed) but it’s really just a matter of extending each piece, equal distances. Brief information on this included in the pattern.
Fabric/Stuffing needs are explained in the pattern but just to give you an overview, you will need appx:
2-4 yards of fabric for the Insert Rollie Pollie (cost varies depending where you buy fabric)
2-4 yards of fabric for the Slip Cover Rollie Pollie
4-10 bags of stuffing or other filling.
* The cost of filling is totally up to you–it can be as inexpensive or pricey as you want, depending on what you choose. In the pattern I recommend Cluster Stuff (currently sold at Hobby Lobby–Walmart no longer carries it) for about $4/bag.
But here are other filling ideas:
- Use standard poly batting. This will make it soft like a pillow.
- Buy a cheap premade beanbag from Walmart or Kmart for about $15 and use the little beads inside for your much cuter, handmade rollie pollie.
- Use shredded foam (purchased online at Amazon or at Joanns – though it can be pricey at $4.50/bag. You could buy them one at time with coupons).
- Use whatever you have on-hand….some old pillow fillings? blankets? stuffed animals? A reader recommended these. She said they use their Rollie Pollie for storing things too. Great idea!
Included in the pattern are:
* Easy-to-follow instructions for the intermediate sewer
* Beautiful colored photos
* Tons of info about Fabric selection, sewing with zippers, and filling
* Links and info about where to buy the right stuffing for your Rollie Pollie
* How-to make an Insert Rollie Pollie and a slip-cover to go over it (easy to wash!)
* Instructions on a variety of style choices for the Handle
* TWO different Child’s Pattern sizes to choose from (both are included)
* Patterns and measurements, which can be printed right on your home printer!
This is a 42-page PDF document with sewing instructions and pattern pieces. This means you download it after payment to your computer. The pattern is not mailed to you. When you open the download pattern link, make sure you save the pdf file to your computer so you always have it for future use!
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