Hamburger Bean Bag




I made a hamburger bean bag for my kids, but I think my dog will use as a bed.

Step 1: Materials.

- 4 yards of Honey plush felt (for the bread)
- 2 yards of chocolate plush felt (for the burger)

- 1 yard of yellow fleece (for cheese)

- 1 yard of of green fleece (for lettuce)

- 1 yard of red fleece (for tomatoes)

- 2 yards of any fabric to make the bottom parts (I used an old piece of tough fabric, and a old pillowcase).

- 2 boxes of 5 Lbs polyester fiber fill (for stuffing the bread)
- 1 roll of quilt batting for stuffing the flat projects

Step 2: Bottom Bread

I cut two 34 inches diameter circles (one in the honey color, the other in any fabric, for the part that touches the floor). and a strip 12 inches high and 104 inches long.

Sew the sides of the bread to the bottom.

And the other circle to the sides, too.

Fill it up with stuffing.

Step 3: Make the Lettuce.

Cut the edges in zig-zags, cut a flat stuffing in the same shape, and sew everything together (leave a little opening to turn it inside out)..

Turn inside out and close the opening.

Step 4: Make the Cheese.

I had two half yard yellow pieces, that I sewed, and stuffed with a flat stuffing.

Step 5: Tomatoes.

For two tomatoes, four circles of 16 inches diameters, and four long strips 49 inches long by 1 inch high to make the sides.

I first sewed the strips on the side, to give a little height.

A little trick I learned from my Mom, is that for round sewing projects,
we need to make small cuts after sewing, to give a better finish after turning right side out.

Then cutting the filling to a round shape, stuff and close.

Step 6: Burger.

Using the burger color, I cut two 34 inches diameter circles. and a strip 2 inches high and 104 inches long.

The burger piece was like the tomato but big: sewing the sides with the strip, sewing the top, stuff and close.

Step 7: Top Bread.

Finally the top bread piece, I used a pillowcase, cut it open, and cut a 34 inch diameter circle, for the part underneath

.And for the part on top, a 46 inches diameter circle, with the honey color fabric for the bread.

I hand sewed the 46 inches circle (with the honey colored fleece) and
pulled the seam, to make the circumference smaller to match the 34 inch circle ( made with the green pillowcase fabric).

Then both sewed together, leaving a hole to turn inside out.

Last part is stuffing and closing.

Step 8: Sesame Seeds.

The sesame seeds are made of white fleece, shaped liked tear drops.

And hand sewn.



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    9 Discussions

    Artemis Z

    3 years ago

    I need one of these. It's going on my project list.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Looks delicious xD Do you plan of making a fried-chicken-leg one?


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Wonderful work! I know these large scale projects take a lot of time. Thanks for taking the extra time to share it with us in an Ible!


    3 years ago

    This is incredible. Makes for an awesome centerpiece in a dorm room :D


    3 years ago

    You should make more instructables on food shaped bean bags. Maybe use styrofoam beads next time though.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Also, I love the picture of your dog in the burger! You should think about making that your cover image, you know, for scale :)


    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is so cute! What a great idea. I hope we see more from you in the future!