{Step-by-Step Sewing} Kids Fabric Memory Game + BONUS Fabric Envelope

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Everyone remembers playing a Memory Game similar to this when they were younger and today's fabric version is a fantastic way of using up those tiny scraps you kept aside in that 'maybe, possibly, one day, something, eventually box'!

There are many ways you can sew your own version of these. Top stitching, layering, multiple fabrics, colours, turning inside out etc but today, I'm looking only to my pinking shears, some heavy felt and a simple stitch. Quick and easy. That's how we roll around here.



Here's what you'll need:
Thick Craft Felt
1x Cotton Fabric - enough to cover the backs of all 12 squares
6x Cotton Fabric - enough to cover two squares each
Ruler (inches)
Fabric Marker
Fabric Scissors
Pinking Shears
Sewing Pins
Cotton and Bobbin Thread

Steps:

  • On your felt rule a grid of 12 squares sized 2.5" x 2.5" 
  • Cut with straight edge fabric scissors
  • With your backing cotton, rule another grid of 12 squares sized 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
  • With your remaining cottons, rule 2 squares in each fabric sized 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Take one felt piece and place one backing fabric and one top fabric on each side. Make sure any directional patterns are facing the same way on each side
  • Pin if necessary
  • Sew around the entire outside edge using your sewing machine footer as a guide
That's your squares complete!




Here's what you'll need for the Simple Fabric Envelope:
1x A4 Sheet of Paper (11 5/8" x 8 2/8")

1x Exterior Cotton - Size of A4 Paper
1x Interior Cotton - Size of A4 Paper
Pen or Ruler
Paper Scissors
Sewing Pins
Fabric Scissors
Velcro set 2" x 1"
Cotton and Bobbin Thread
Iron and Ironing Surface

Steps:
  • Taking your piece of A4 Paper, fold one short end in 3" towards the centre and unfold
  • Fold the corners above this each onto the fold
  • Next Fold the bottom edge up to your fold line
  • Cut the corners off at the fold line. This is your pattern piece
  • Pin this onto each fabric and cut to size
  • Place your both fabrics together, good sides facing in
  • Stitch around the entire outer edge using a 1/4" seam allowance and leaving a gap for turning
  • Trim the corners and turn the right way out
  • Press well
  • Fold the bottom edge up towards where your corners start to slant
  • Pin your velcro pieces in place where they need to sit on your final envelope
  • Stich on both velcro pieces
  • Fold that bottom piece up again and top stitch along one side of your pocket, up around the envelope flap and down the other side
Now you have somewhere to store your Memory Game pieces

























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