How to Wrap a Bean Bag Chair

Having a comfy spot to relax can be the perfect addition to any living room. Bean bag chairs are just the thing – they are comfortable, easy to customize and shape-shift with you as you move around, and come in a wide variety of colors and fabrics.

How to Wrap a Bean Bag Chair

Wrapping your bean bag chair is a simple yet effective way to keep it clean and safe from wear and tear, or if you’re feeling crafty – create a one-of-a-kind look that will draw attention! In this blog post, we’ll walk through how to wrap a bean bag chair securely, so it looks great for years. Let’s dive right in!

What Is the Best Way to Fill a Bean Bag Chair?

When filling a bean bag chair, it is important to choose the right type of filler. The most common and popular choices for fillers are polystyrene beads, also known as EPS beads, and shredded foam. Each of these types of fillers provides different benefits and should be chosen depending on the individual needs of the user.

Polystyrene beads are the most popular type of filler for bean bag chairs. They provide excellent support, are lightweight and easy to move around, and conform to the body’s shape while providing a comfortable seating experience. EPS beads also come in an array of colors which can be used to customize a bean bag chair.

The downside to this type of filler is that it can make a bean bag chair more expensive than other types of fillers. Shredded foam is another popular option for bean bag chairs.

Wrapping a Bean Bag Chair

It provides excellent support and comfort while also being lightweight and easy to move around. The pieces of shredded foam are also designed to conform to the user’s body shape, providing a comfortable seating experience. One downside to using this kind of filler is that it tends to be more expensive than polystyrene beads.

When choosing the best type of filler for a bean bag chair, it is important to consider the individual needs of the user. Polystyrene beads or shredded foam are both great options that provide excellent support and comfort, so ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.

10 Methods How to Wrap a Bean Bag Chair

1. Use a Large Piece of Fabric.

Start by finding a large piece of fabric that’s big enough to cover the bean bag chair. You can use any kind of fabric you like, such as fleece, cotton, or polyester.

If you don’t have enough fabric, you can join two pieces together to create one large sheet. While it’s possible to use a premade cover, it’s best to make your own, so you can be sure of its size and shape.

Use Large Piece of Fabric

2. Place the Bean Bag Chair in the center of the Fabric. 

Lay out the fabric on the floor and place your bean bag chair in the center. Make sure that it’s properly aligned so that when you wrap it up, all sides are even. While wrapping, tuck the fabric into itself so that it fits snugly around the chair. Try to keep the fabric as smooth and wrinkle-free as possible.

3. Start Wrapping from One Side to Another.

Begin wrapping the fabric around the bean bag chair, starting at one side and ending on the other. Pull the fabric taut as you wrap it to get a snug fit. Make sure to use enough fabric to cover the entire chair, so it looks neat and even.

If you’re using a stapler, staple the fabric as you’re wrapping. If you’re using a glue gun, avoid gluing the fabric to the chair until it is completely covered.

4. Tuck in Any Excess Fabric.

Once all four sides of the bean bag chair are covered, tuck in any excess fabric into itself and secure it with a few pins. This should make the cover look neat and tidy. If you are having any difficulty with the fabric, you can always use a seam ripper to remove it and start over. Make sure you check for any loose fabric when you have finished.

5. Sew any Openings Closed.

If there are any openings in the fabric, sew them together to make sure that no stuffing escapes. If you are using a zipper or Velcro, be sure to securely close the openings. If needed, apply seam-sealing tape to any seams to make them stronger.

Use Polystyrene Beads for Fill Bean Bag Chair

Though this is not necessary, it may help to prolong the life of your bean bag chair and make sure no pellets escape.

6. Secure the Bottom with a Zipper or Buttons. 

To make sure that your bean bag chair stays securely wrapped, you can sew a zipper or attach buttons along the bottom of the fabric. This will help ensure that the fabric stays in place and won’t come undone easily. If you are not comfortable sewing a zipper or attaching buttons, you can use heavy-duty Velcro or snaps instead. 

Be sure to check the fabric before you sew anything onto it, as some fabrics may not be suitable for sewing. Finally, when you have secured the bottom of your bean bag chair, be sure to check that your stitching is secure and won’t come undone.

7. Trim off Any Excess Fabric. 

Once you’ve finished sewing, trim off any excess fabric from the edges. This will make it look neat and tidy. If there are any loose threads, cut them off too. Make sure not to trim away any important parts of the stitching – this could cause your bean bag chair to unravel or rip.

While you’re at it, go ahead and turn the chair right-side out. Your bean bag chair is now ready to be filled!

Using a Zipper for Bean Bag Chair

8. Fill up the Bean Bag Chair with Stuffing.

Fill up the bean bag chair with stuffing until it’s nice and plump. You can use fiberfill, foam, or any other type of stuffing you like. Make sure to stuff it tightly so there are no gaps. If you want a firmer chair, use more stuffing and if you want a softer chair, use less. While you’re filling up the chair, make sure to fluff it up and shape it as you go.

9. Secure the Opening with a Zipper or Buttons. 

Finally, secure the opening of the bean bag chair with a zipper or buttons so that the stuffing won’t come out. If you are using a zipper, make sure to use a heavy-duty zipper that can withstand tugging and rough play. Likewise, buttons should be strong enough to keep the stuffing in and prevent it from coming out.

Check that the opening is secure before you move on with the project.

10. Enjoy your New Bean Bag Chair!

You’re all done! Enjoy your brand-new bean bag chair and the satisfaction of a job well done. Have fun lounging in it with family and friends. If you take care of your bean bag chair and wrap it up every few months, it should last for years to come.

With proper maintenance and care, you can make sure your bean bag chair stays in great shape and continues to provide hours of comfort and relaxation. Enjoy!

These are ten steps to wrap a bean bag chair. It’s easy to do and can make a great addition to your home. With the right materials and these steps, you can have your own bean bag chair in no time! Good luck and happy crafting!

Things to Consider When Wrapping a Bean Bag

1. Choose the Right Material:

Selecting a material that is waterproof and easy to clean will help make sure your bean bag lasts longer. If you are looking for something softer, choose a fabric that is lightweight and breathable.

2. Make sure the Bean Bag Fits:

Measure the circumference of your bean bag to make sure it fits snugly into the material you have chosen. You don’t want any extra gaps or spaces where the stuffing may escape.

3. Stitch Securely:

Be sure to secure your stitching with tight knots and reinforce all seams. You can also use adhesive tape on all edges to ensure there will be no slipping or tears when moving or wrapping the bean bag chair. 

Choose Waterproof Material for Wrapping

4. Be Careful When Moving:

Bean bags are heavy, so handle them with care when moving them. Be sure to lift the bean bag chair from the bottom and place it on a sturdy surface before wrapping it.


Wrapping a bean bag chair is not as difficult as it seems. With a little time and effort, you can easily have a beautifully wrapped chair that will look great in any room. With these simple steps, you’ll be sure to have the best-looking chair in the house. 

Now that you know how to wrap a bean bag chair, you can enjoy the comfort of your favorite seat without worry. With just a few simple supplies and some basic instructions, you can keep your bean bag chair in great condition for years to come. Thanks for reading!

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Adrian Green

Adrian is a woodworking hobbyist and has loved Woodworking since he was 10 years old. Back then in childhood, his father used to have a furniture shop. He used to help his dad and learned a lot from him about how to fix woodworking furniture, basic carpentry knowledge and also about how to work hard and take care of business. He enjoys woodworking as a hobby. He loves the feeling of creating something with his own hands, and the satisfaction that comes from seeing his finished products used by others.

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