Well I made up the beanbig/pouffe inner and stuffed it with 3 bags of stuffing. Its huge and the stuffing goes nowhere near it. In fact its a lot larger volume wise than I imagined which is a bit frustrating.
I don't want to buy more stuffing for it as the point was to use materials I have not buy more, and I think the resulting item (if I did) would be very large and rather in the way in the living room rather than providing just a bit of extra seating as I had imagined.
Of course despite it being a test bean bag, I have neatly finished all the seams with the overlocker and it has a zip in the side seam and everything!
I have a few options:-
1. Remove the stuffing and donate the outer as a 'bean bag cover'. Its in shades of neutral creams and might let someone reuse an old beanbag.
2. Recut the fabric down to a smaller size and restuff it with the stuffing.
3. Have a rethink and try and locate a better pattern
4. Leave it and work on something else