“Thomas! He’s the cheeky one! James is vain but lots of fun…” Mamas of boys and girls who love trains know what I’m singing about. The rest of you probably think I’m a little loopy. A loves Thomas. He’s loved his trains fiercely since about the age of 2. So back in March when my I was fabric shopping in Amish country I snagged a yard of Thomas fabric. I think it was $2.49. Not sure if that’s the exact price, but it was cheap. I decided to use it to make a bean bag type of floor cushion for my son.
I used a tutorial from Made By Rae. Hers was the first square one I found on Pinterest. I adjusted the measurements a little bit, making my cushion a bit shorter and I added a handle. She filled hers with fabric scraps but I used some Polyfil bean bag filler that I bought ages ago for $0.75 at a yard sale. Of course I left myself only a very small hole to get the tiny Polyfil balls in, but I managed to make a funnel out of a paper plate to slide them in without going crazy.
He LOVES it. I gave it to him yesterday and He has used it every time we have watched TV since.