– Halloween Fabric (1 fat quarter)
– a dozen or more awesome buttons
– 1 cup of Poly Pellets or bean bag filler (like this)
– 10″ squared clear vinyl “fabric” (like this)
– matching thread and other sewing essentials (machine, scissors, cutting mat)
Step 1 – Cut your fabric.
Cut two 5×7 inch fabric pieces from your fat quarter.
From one piece of the Halloween fabric pieces, cut a 3.5″ x 4.5″ rectangle out of the middle.
Cut one 4 x 5 inch rectangle of Clear Acrylic and a 3 x 4 inch piece.
Step 2: Sew the larger acrylic piece into the rectangle of the Halloween fabric. Use a zigzag stitch and sew over the entire border twice…you don’t want any of those pellet beads coming out.
Step 3: Decide what buttons you want in the bag and make a list. I made this list in picmonkey.com and printed it on Kraft colored paper.
Step 4: Lay the printed list in the middle of the back fabric and sew the smaller piece of clear acrylic on top of it. Again, use a zigzag stitch around it.
Step 5: Lay the two finished pieces right-sides-together and pin together. Using 1/2 inch seam allowance, sew around three sides and leave the top piece open. Make sure to back stitch where you start and stop sewing.
|I start at one corner on top and sew all the way around, stopping at the other corner.|
Step 6: Turn the top edges under 1/2″ and press with a hot iron…make sure to steer clear of the acrylic (it will melt).
Step 7: Dump a cup of Poly Pellet inside the bag. Add the buttons and close the top. You can hand stitch the top or close it up with pins and sew it together. I sewed the top because I am not a fan of hand stitching…I’m not to good at that.
Give it to the little ones and watch it occupy them for quite some time.
These I SPY bags make great gifts for the holidays. They are great quiet toys for church, other quiet events.