Dinosaur Beanbag Chair

4 Materials
3 Hours

I transformed a basic beanbag chair into a dinosaur without using a sewing machine. I think this method/ concept would work for other animals you have in mind too.

Buy a plain beanbag

I found this specific one for a great price on Target’s website but any beanbag will work

Choose a cotton fabric

I highly recommend a cotton fabric if you aren’t using a sewing machine and especially since it will be attached to the chair by hand.

Use Fabric glue to “sew”

I cut out the shape I wanted for the spikes: triangles. Then I placed glue along 2 edges of the triangle (side that would show) and attached two triangles together. At this point, the non-printed side of the fabric should be showing. Wait for glue to completely dry to move onto the next part.

Flip Triangles right Out

Once the glue is dry, gently pull the fabric right side out. (This is why you have only glued two edges so far). Stuff with filler and then seal the remaining side with glue.

Shapes should be complete

This is what my spikes looked like after I finished gluing. Again, before moving on, make sure glue dries completely.

Attach the spikes by hand

Next I took a needle and thread to see each spike onto the beanbag by hand. (Highly recommend a thimble because the beanbag material was so thick)

Enjoy your new Dinosaur beanbag!

Hand sewing the spikes on made this dinosaur pretty sturdy. Making the spikes with a sewing machine would add more security but overall our dinosaur is still going strong!

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  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Aug 28, 2020

    LOVE this ~ so clever and special. Great way to re-purpose and who wouldn't like having a comfortable and friendly dinosaur in the house? Cute, cute, cute!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Smooches Smooches on Aug 28, 2021

    observation: a few pieces of fabric cut, sewn or glued into a giant triangle and attached to the back of the bean bag, could turn the kid into "the" dinosaur.