Back to School Bean Bag Cover

Whether your kids are moving into the dorms for college or just spiffying up their room for back to school, they probably have a well-loved bean bag chair in the corner. Give that bean bag chair new life with an easy to make, washable cover with a little bit of attitude.


Our cat has actually claimed this bean bag chair, which I originally bought for my son. The cover was scratchy and just not comfortable to sit in. I created the new cover with Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt and added colorful yarn tassels to give the bean bag a tropical look. I had planned to use it on my patio but then the cat commandeered it!


Here’s what you’ll need to make this project:



  • Kunin Eco-Fi® Felt in your choice of color
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • bean bag to cover
  • small safety pins or yarn darning needle (optional)
  • tassels (make your own yarn tassels)


  1. Wrap the bean bag in the length of felt so that the ends of the felt overlap one another at least 5″. Pin or mark the edges.
  2. Remove the bean bag from the felt “burrito”. Flatten the felt and pin the ends together. 
  3. Sew a straight stitch along each end to close the top and bottom of the “burrito”.
  4. Slip the bean bag inside the slit on the “burrito” to check for fit. The felt can stretch a bit if it is too tight. If it is too loose, sew the ends a little bit closer inwards.
  5. Attach the tassels to the corners of the cover with a yarn darning needle and yarn or with small safety pins to make them removable.


Watch this video to see how it all came together:

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

I hope you enjoyed this easy bean bag cover. The kids will love it. Okay, maybe your cat will love it too!

See more projects like this on my blog at Just JP. Now off to do some more back-to-school shopping,





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