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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Traveling Project #4 - I-Spy Bag
Cut your material to your preferred size. I did about 8"x8", but I think that's too big, especially for the littler ones. I should have gone with maybe a 5" or 6" square. Keep in mind that the Poly Pellets make this really heavy!
In the middle of the front, I cut out a 3" or 4" square (your size will depend on how hard you want this to be) and then also cut out a 5" piece of clear vinyl to make a window. Sew the vinyl onto the square to make the window. If the vinyl sticks to the machine, put a piece of tissue paper on both (or just one) sides of the vinyl and that will keep the vinyl from sticking or sliding. When you're finished, just tear it away. Something like this.
Sew three of the bag sides together, leaving a good portion of one side open. Fill the bag with your items and poly pellets. To ensure a better stitch, I turned in/under the edges and then machine sewed the hole.
I also added a grommet in one corner so that I could attach a picture of all the objects in the bag.
The I-Spy bag is great to take to church, in the car, or to even just have some quiet time at home. No matter how many times we've gone through the bag, Andyroo still enjoys finding stuff with me. And it seems like we're always discovering something new hiding in there. We still haven't been able to find the sneaky little penny or quarter!