|I like how you can stand 'em up!|
As I was flipping through, my eyes landed on these adorable chick bean bags. They are your basic bean bags adorned with felt scraps. An ideal scrapbuster in my opinion.
|my bag of felt scraps ... teeny tiny pieces, yes. most are leftovers from the boy toy challenge (go fish!)|
I thought the order you sew these was cool ... you save on cutting time by ... instead of cutting out the exact chick shape, you cut around it, top stitch front and back together and then use pinking shears to make the "finished" outside. Clever! I would have first thought to sew wrong sides together and flip, but this was fast and the pinked edges are cute.
|This is what I mean about not cutting the exact chick shape until you're finished sewing.|
Oh, and I called this post "orzo filled chick 'beanbags'" because I used orzo to fill them in lieu of the recommended "yellow split peas." I had orzo on hand, it is cheaper, and it's so light in color it will not show through the fabric (since I did not line it). I wish I had thought to use dried pasta when I was on a prior beanbag kick - like when I made these!
Finished these chicks are about 3.5" wide by 5" tall - much bigger than I thought they would be. They are really cute and I cannot wait to put them in the girls' Easter baskets. Of course, until then I will have to hide them so their little hands do not snag them - like what happened here!