GETTING STARTED | Supplies Needed
Step 1 | Make Large Cardboard Cone
Roll a sheet of firm paper or cardboard into a cone (about 3-4” in diameter at its narrower end) to act as a funnel to pour beans into the inner cover.
Step 2 | Locate Zipper + Insert Cone Into Cover.
Next locate the zipper in the INNER cover and unzip.
Insert the narrow end of the cone into the inner cover as far as it would go. Hold the cone vertically.
Step 3 | Pour Bean Bag Filler
Now gently pour the beans into the inner cover using the funnel.
Slow and steady is the key here - be watchful during this stage and the beans will move fast.
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE!
We recommend you get a friend to help you. It works best if one person holds the bean bag and cone steadily in place, while the other pours the filler.
It helps if the person pouring the beans is positioned at a slightly higher elevation such as on a sturdy chair or stool. The person holding the inner cover and the cone should be at the ground level. This will make the process easier.
When you have used about 2 1/2 bags of the filling – STOP – remove the funnel and close the zipper. Try the beanbag out to see if it’s full enough and comfortable to sit in.
Repeat the process until your bean bag is filled to your satisfaction.
Note: If an over-stuffed bean bag feels too stiff the beans will compact over time with use.
Step 4 | Finishing Up
Insert the outer cover over the filled inner cover. Make sure the zipper-side of the inner cover is facing up.
Zip up the outer cover and shake the beanbag a few times to ensure that the beans fill out fully.
YOU DID IT! You are done – Time to enjoy your new bean bag!
Video | How To Fill A Bean Bag
The following is a home video of how to fill a bean bag chair.
Filler Options | What Type of Bean Bag Filler Should I Use?
There are a couple of options - some of our customers use the regular polystyrene beans, others prefer more environmentally sustainable materials.
Polystyrene beans ("regular beans") are the most widely used as well as the most inexpensive type of bean bag filler available in the market. It is also the most widely available option in the market.
More environmentally sustainable options can be found in plant materials such as buckwheat hulls, Cedar shavings and dried corn, rice or peas.
Filler | How Much Filler Do I Need?
Your bean bag is at its ideal comfort level when filled to 250-275 L or about 9 cu. ft. If you are using polystyrene beans, we recommend getting three (3) 100L bags. You will use about two and a half bags to fill the bean bag, leaving about half unused.
All bean bag stuffing compresses over time with use, so you may want to keep the remainder of your filling to rejuvenate your bean bag when it comes time for a little pick me up.
Filler | How to Tell if the Bean Bag is Properly Filled
Cleaning | How To Keep Your Bean Bag Clean
GREAT NEWS – IT’S EASY! Our dual-cover setup means that the inner cover holds all the bean bag filling. This enables you to easily keep the bean bag clean. All you have to do is take the outer cover off and pop it in the washing machine!
Bean Bag Cover | How To Use Different Color Combinations
Our bean bag covers come in two main colors/patterns and they can be configured 2 ways.
Still Have Questions Or Need Help?
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Download our How-To Guide on filling your bean bag chair.