Now that I’ve got a baby, it seems like I’m always on the lookout for fun projects to do for her. I saw a fabric memory game on Pinterest, and knew I had to make one of my own! It was simple, easy, and fast.Plus it got rid of a lot of my scrap pile!
I noticed that large patterned fabrics are a bad choice. They’re going to be hard to match. Stripes and dots are much easier. So, ready to make your own? The tutorial is below!
• 1/4 yard base fabric. I used canvas, which makes it water resistant.
• 1/8 yard batting (you can skip this on the thicker fabrics. Mine were very thick and tough to sew)
• 12 patterned scraps (enough for 2 pieces each)
1) Cut two blocks of your backing measuring 5″ wide by 5.5″ tall. Cut one batting block to the same size. Use a loyalty card and trace two rectangles onto your patterned fabric and cut them out.
2) Use a zigzag stitch to attach the scrap to the backing.
3) Sandwich your layers in this order: batting, pattern (facing up), backing (plain)
4) Stitch three sides with a 5/8″ seam
5) Flip inside out, tuck in the unsewn edge
6) Topstitch with a 1/4″ seam. Press flat.
Finishing: Toss them in the washer to get rid of the fraying. Then in the dryer, and iron flat. Ready to go!