A Fat Quarter I-Spy-Bag Tutorial
(1) Fat Quarter - we used a fun leopard/jungle pattern
6"x 6" clear sewing vinyl
rice images or objects
Now, had I remembered that this project was due before the night of, I would have used shrinky-dinks for all the images. This is a really fun project in of it's self for kids. But seeing as I was frantic that I had forgotten and had no idea where the shrinky-dink paper was nor had time to run to the store to find some, we opted for handmade images. I drew the images of heavy card stock and then Miranda colored them in and cut them out. I used some scrapbook supplies too so they looked fancy. You could also use random objects that you have around the house or purchase some if you are going for a theme. Once you have decided on what objects you are going to use just set them aside till later.
Take your fat quarter and cut (2) 6"x 2" pieces for the short sides. Next you need to cut (2) 9"x 2" pieces for the long sides. You also need to cut (1) 9"x 9" piece for the back. Lastly you need to cut (1) 4"x 5" piece for the handle.
First lets make the loop handle. Take the 4"x 5" piece of fabric and press it right-sides together, so that the raw edges meet. Straight stitch, starting at the bottom left corner, around the perimeter of the rectangle being sure to leave one short side open.
Next take (1) 9"x 2" fabric piece and place it right-side down on top of the new panel you just created, with the raw edges matching. Straight stitch from left to right using a 1/4" seam allowance, then repeat on the bottom using the second 9"x 2" fabric piece.
As always I am linking up to as many of these Phat Parties that life allows. See you there.