DIY No-Sew Bean Bags Your Toddler Will Love

Being the third child, many of Z’s toys are hand-me-downs. Of course she doesn’t realize this, nor does she mind. Every now and then I like to give her something new and special just for her. However, with 3 kids and one on the way, I’m not working with an unlimited budget. Plus I have a major DIY gene in me that I just can’t resist.

I’ve made bean bags before. They’re quite possibly the easiest thing to sew. However, with so many motherly duties to tend to each day, sometimes pulling out the sewing machine isn’t always an option. I was excited when I saw an idea about using socks to create no sew bean bags. Simply using new, funky socks and a bag of dry beans, I was able to create a new toy for Z that she totally loves.

  • Easy DIY No Sew Beanbags

    Easy DIY No Sew Beanbags

    Make these super simple DIY no sew beanbags for your toddler within minutes! Check out the incredibly simple DIY steps that follow.

  • Step Detail

    Step Detail

    Take the long tube and turn it inside out. Cut off about 2 or 3 inches from the bottom, saving the finished edge at the top.

    Tie a very, very tight knot at the bottom. Then turn the tube back inside out. Now it’s ready to be filled with beans.

  • Supplies


    Socks and beans. That’s it!

    I used brand-new brightly colored long socks. You’ll be able to get 2 bean bags per sock!

  • No Sew Beanbags

    No Sew Beanbags

    3 socks gave me 6 adorable and fun bean bags!

    They came together in minutes. They are incredibly affordable to make.

  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Cut about 2-3 inches above the heel. This will allow you to make one bean bag using the foot and one bean bag using the left over tube.

  • Step 3

    Step 3

    Using the foot portion of the sock and the tube, fill each one with about a cup of dry beans.

    Tie off the tops very tightly. You obviously want to avoid the bean bags becoming loose and opening.

    With regular play, I imagine it’s possible to loosen slightly. Be sure to tighten the knot regularly.

  • Z is a fan!

    Z is a fan!

    Once the bean bags were completed, Z completely took over ownership. She loved tossing them about and even just squishing them around to feel the beans.


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