|Filling the inner-pouf. What a mess!|
We also experimented with different bean bag beans. Our favorites were the smaller ones like those from Fairfield.These are smaller and don't compress like bigger ones (that you can find at Wal-Mart). You'll need about 6 cu ft to fill one.
We put a small hole in the bag and slipped in a tube (from a roll of fabric) and taped it up to the tip of the tube. Then we put it in the zippered opening, zipped it up around the tube, and just started carefully shaking the beads into the inner pouf. Yes, we had a few spills!
My recommendation is to do it outside if you can. One of my friends did it on carpet, which seemed to contain the mess a bit more. But dry air is the enemy! These little buggers had a life of their own!
Here is a pouf (sans slip cover). The guys really seem to like this project!
Want to learn how to put a zipper in? Please read my blog entry: How to Put Zippers in Pillows and Cushions.
The pattern is available