Hi Guys! This is just a bit of fun here so if you a serious post please look away. My partner came up with idea a couple of months ago to make a Bean bag stand for his tablet – or rather for me to do so – after seeing something on the Internet. After making this for him it was actually a lot easier than I thought and pretty effective as well! So here’s a quick how to for you guys and gals out there that know how to sew! This is probably suitable for lounging about on the sofa or if your in bed as can just plop the stand on your lap or next to your pillow and can watch movies, video’s etc. on your tablet with relative ease.
This stand will fit most tablets – I’ve made it for my 7inch HTC Flyer but it also fits a 10inch tablet. Allow 45mins – 1 hour too make.
Purchase some material you like – I’d say half a metre as long as the material is 120cm-150cm wide. Then draw on (the inside) 5 triangles all joined about 25 Cm’s up the material. Cut this shape out. Should look something like below.
(Make sure you iron your material first!)
Your now ready to start sewing the material together. Either by hand or machine (up to you depending on personal preference.) sew all of the points together down each side. Once the points have all been sewn together leave the two edges for now.
Once you’ve sewn down one side, use the reverse sew button to go back along which will enforce the stitching and make it stronger.
Now you should have something that looks like this:
Now measure the rough diameter of this tea cosy look-a-like and draw a circle on the leftover material for the base. Cut this out and then sew onto the bottom edge. Go careful not to do this inside out! Sew the edge of the circle to the end of the main bag and just carefully work it round stretching the material out as you go. You’ll never get the round edge of the circle every time but this doesn’t matter two much just stay close to the edge of both pieces.
Step 4: On the two edges that remain unseen you now need to attach a zip – anything between 15-18cm should suffice. You will need to sew the front side of the material to the front side of the zip to do this. Unless you have a zipper foot for your machine this will be easier to sew. Also make sure the zip is open.
Step 5: Turn the bean bag in the right way and now we can fill with bean bag filling. Fill it to about 3/4 full or as much as you’d like depending on how firm you’d like the bag to be. Try not too make too much mess! (easier said than done :) ) Obviously do the zip up once you have reached desired fill level.
Now you Bean bag stand is complete! Enjoy!
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