This beanbag was a trial. It was supposed to be sitting on the car, on the arm rest between both front seats but it turned out to be too unstable, even when attached.
Still works well as a stand for the iPad on a flat surface such as a table. I use it to read recipes. For this purpose using oilcloth rather than plain cotton would have worked better.
- 12 charm squares (5 inch charm squares)
- 1 self covered button
- a stone or something heavy for the inside
- a piece of cardboard
Assemble the charm squares as in the photo to make a rectangle.
Fold in half, right side facing together, and pin.
Sew around 2 sides to make make a sac.
Place the sac as per photo with both points placed in the middle.
Pick up the bottom point and pin up with the point rearching the middle seam as per photo.
Sew a button in place as per photo below.
Start filling the beanbag using polyfill. Cut a piece of carboard 4 ½ x 4 ½. Place the cardboard inside at the base of the beanbag and the weight on top. Fill around it.
Fill in the beanbag and pin both sides together on the last charm square seam as per photo.
Stitch along the seam leaving a small opening 2 inches wide on one side to top up the filling before closing it completely.
Fold the left over piece into 4 folds.
Stitch both sides of the tube.
Fill the thin tube with polyfill and then sew the tube closed.
Sit the iPad or e-book reader on it.