Upcycled Jeans = Denim Counting Bean Bags
· Sewing bits and bobs
· Felt sheets
· Sewing machine
I had washed, dried and ironed the jeans, then cut out a template from the card, approximately 15cm square.
Using the template I drew 11 squares on the denim.
Pinning both sides of each leg together I cut out the squares and put them to one side.
I then printed the numbers 0 – 10, and cut these out.
Choosing several different colours of felt I traced around the numbers cut them out and stitched each number on to a piece of denim.
Right sides together I then used the sewing machine to sew the sides together, leaving a small gap to turn right side out.
I then trimmed of any excess fabric and snipped off the corners.
Using a pencil to help, I turned them the right side out and filled up half way with dry rice.
Once I was happy with them I stitched up the opening and tada!!
I now have cute little numerical bean bags for my boys, I’ve already thought of a load of games we can play using these to help the boys with numbers.
The boys have been playing with them today, and they have survived been thrown around and pulled in every direction, the really enjoy playing with them yay!!