I used to spend a small fortune on beds for my cats, but will they sleep in them? No, they will not! We leave the beds in the places that the cat lies to sleep - but instead of using the bed, they just find somewhere else to sleep.
But, after making a huge bean-bag - which you can find HERE - I had a few 'beans' left over. I didn't want to waste them, or bin them, but equally I didn't want to store them. So, I thought, I would make a mini bean bag, for a cat.
And do you know? She likes it!! I was quite surprised.
So, first of all I decided on a size 40cm x 40cm, I took some calico and cut a simple rectangle measuring 42cm x 64cm.
I cut it in half so each piece measured 42cm x 32cm and hemmed and stitched one long side only - I used a red thread and a fancy stitch on my sewing machine, just because.
I then took some thick curtain fabric with cartoon lions on - well cats for cats and all that - and cut it at 42cm x 42cm.
With the right side of the Lion fabric facing up, I laid one piece of calico (facing down) on top with the raw edges matching and the sewn edge facing the centre.
Then I laid the second piece on top of that - also facing down.
A quick sew all the way around, trim the corners, turn the right way in and Voila! You have a bean bag cushion cover.
Just make a basic bean bag pouch, measuring 40cm square, out of some sheeting, fill it with beans and pop it inside.
I still can't get over the fact that Milly actually uses this cushion - maybe because she thinks it isn't really hers?