Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{Post #852} Homemade Tic Tac Toe Bag

I love to make gifts, especially for children to use.  I don't know why I don't do it more.  This is the second set of Tic Tac Toe bags and storage bag I've made out of three $1 pairs of jeans and a remnant of red ticking.  I have at least enough fabric for two more sets.  Oh, and brown rice.  How could I forget the brown rice?

Here is how it's done.  Cut out nine 4-1/2" square pieces of denim.  I used 5 dark and 4 light for this one.  Sew them wrong sides together, press the seams open.  Layer with batting and backing.  I used some decorative stitches to hold the inner seams open and for the outermost seam.

Here are the bags in process.  Four inch squares, applique a circle on 5 and an X on 5.  Sew a bag front to a ticking back, leaving an opening to put in the rice later.

A close-up of the board corner, before de-stringing.  You can see some of the stitches.

Board and bags finished (but empty), ready for a run thru the washer and dryer.

Each bag is de-stringed after drying, filled with 1/4 cup rice, sewn closed by machine, then tossed into my finished bag.

Ready for a game or a hundred.



Ruth said...

That's a very cute idea! I'll have to keep that in mind.

Raewyn said...

Great idea!!