how to make a bean bag coffee table

How to Make a Bean Bag Coffee Table

Do you want to move your living room furniture around to try something new? Consider this fun, trendy project to get you started – making a bean bag coffee table. It’s easy to make, requires minimal materials and will upgrade the look of your living room in no time.

What You’ll Need:

  • Tape Measure – to determine the size of the coffee table
  • Fabric Scissors – for cutting the fabric
  • Bean Bag Filling – you can choose from billions of tiny polystyrene beads, shredded foam or plastic pellets
  • Fabric – choose a sturdy material in the color and style of your choice
  • Thread and Needles – to stitch the coffee table together


  1. Take measurements and decide on the size and shape of your bean bag coffee table. Keep in mind the size of the room, the other furniture and the amount of bean bag filling you have.
  2. Cut two pieces of fabric from the measured dimensions. Be sure to leave extra fabric for stitching.
  3. Lay the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, with the outsides of the fabric facing inwards. Begin to stitch the two pieces together with a needle and thread, creating a secure seal. Make sure you stitch securely, as this is the ‘shell’ of your bean bag.
  4. Once the filling is in, stitch the remainder of the bean bag together. We recommend doing a secure ‘zigzag’ pattern, be sure not to leave any gaps or holes in the fabric.
  5. Take your bean bag filler and begin filling, while forming it into the shape of a coffee table. Once it is the desired shape and size, finish stitching the bean bag completely.
  6. Clean up any loose threads and your bean bag coffee table is ready to go!

Making a bean bag coffee table is a fun, easy and affordable project that will add a stylish touch to your living room. And if you’re feeling creative, you can add personal touches to the fabric, design and accessories. Enjoy your new and improved living room!

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