I was looking around for a beanbag for some time, but the prices put me off. So, i thought; "How hard can it be to make one myself??".
First, the needed supplies.
[x] one pair of camouflage pants.
[x] one sowing set.
[x] one big bag of polystyrene pellets.
I cut off one of the trouser legs to serve as the beanbag.
I measured it to my longest lens at the time, the 100-400L.
I then proceded to sow the bottom of the trouserleg shut with a double stitch.
No pics of that, you ask? Yes. No pics of that. Needle and thread isnt my thing, i was too busy swearing and trying not to stab myself with the needle.
When that was done i put a plastic bag inside the trouser leg. It serves as a container for the poly-pellets, and it makes swapping the content of the beanbag easier. (I now use poly-pellets, but i could switch to rice, seeds, whatever is available.)
Filling the beanbag with the pellets is what is known as "the fun part". Again, no pics, but believe me when i say that ones livingroom is easily covered in those white plastic stick to anything bastards.
After the filling, i sew the top of the bag shut, again with a double stitch.
The result of all that hard work;
About €5,- to 7,-
Total time spent;
Total time spent vacuuming the escaped poly-pellets;