It all started with this photo from Pinterest. It was love at first sight. Are you kidding me? Fabric Memory. Why didn't I think of that? A game for kids that involves beautiful fabric? That is right up my alley. I couldn't stop thinking about it. Seriously. I have issues.
|photo from the Purl Bee via pinterest|
Mine are not nearly as perfect as the ones you will see in the tutorial. Yikes. I dream of being that good one day.
I wrote my crooked stitching and lopsided squares off as "adding character". Works for me.
I just stared at them for a long time. Almost didn't give them away. It was that kind of present, you know the kind.
I pinned a ribbon on the other side too.
Then I hit the sewing machine to straight stitch that ribbon to the top of the bag and I also stitched the two pieces of felt together to form the holder.
I folded over the top to make a pencil mark where the button should go. I sewed the button in place.
Now I had a fabric bag to hold my Fabric Memory Game. Woohoo!
And the button closure worked like a charm and looked cute too!
I tucked the game squares neatly in the bag. I am pretty sure I had a huge smile on my face the whole time. These things really do make me giddy.
Seriously though, how cute does that look when you peek into the bag?
I added a tag to the front hanging from the button so the momma of the birthday girl would know what the gift was.