Are you a person who loves silly and whimsical things? Do you often encourage your kids to do the same? Then you’re going to love a totally unusual cheeseburger chair that is comfy and cute. It will require a bit of sewing to make the chair – not much, though – and before the day is over, your child might just pass out in it. It’s so soft and cuddly that it might substitute for the bed on more than one occasion.
It’s a lot of fun to make the unusual cheeseburger chair. You can make it huge, and actually use it as a bed, or make a much smaller version, to set in the corner of a child’s room. You’ll make two bun pieces – one for the top and one for the bottom. Decide how large you want the hamburger to be and cut four circles to use for the bun. Two circles should be a tan or brown color, and the other two should be white or off-white. A good trick to drawing perfect circles is to tie a string onto a marker, chalk, or other implement. Hold or weight the end of the string on the fabric, then stretch the string as far out as it will go, and draw around in a circle. Decide how wide you want the circle to be and make the string half that size (don’t forget to allow for tying it onto the writing implement).
Make a stack of one white and one brown fabric circle, putting the right sides together. Sew almost all the way around, turn it right-side-out, and stuff with cotton. Do the same to the other bun. For the top bun, sew or glue on shapes cut to look like giant sesame seeds. The seeds should be a slightly lighter color than the bun itself.
Make the hamburger itself by creating a really short cylinder shape, that’s about as large around as the bun. Cut two circles to be almost bun-size; the fabric should be dark brown or even black. Cut a band that’s long enough to go around one of the circles and sew it around one of them. Lay a short, cylindrical shape of foam on the sewn hamburger piece, and lay the last circle on top. This circle will have to be hand-stitched to finish the hamburger.
To assemble the cheeseburger chair, lay the bottom bun down so that the white side is facing up. Set the hamburger on it then put on the toppings. You can lay a yellow blanket or cloth over the hamburger to make the cheese. Use a thin piece of green cloth as the lettuce. White fleece makes great mayonnaise and thin pillows work great to make tomato slices and a pickle. Instead of pillows you can just use folded blankets or cloth. It can be helpful to use strips of peel-n-stick Velcro to hold the layers of the cheeseburger together.
Put the top bun on the cheeseburger and the unusual chair is ready to use. It’s big, it’s fluffy, it’s inexpensive, and it’s comfy. What more can you ask for from a cheeseburger?