Fabric Memory Game: A How-To

Looking for a fun project to do with all those fabric scraps in your closet? What about a memory game for the kiddos?

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 used some canvas fabric for the base since it was a dark neutral color. My patterned fabrics really pop against the background, which will be good for younger kids.

They’re very soft, and the clincher? They’re waterproof, and washable. Much more durable than the paper versions!

I started off with 12 pieces, or 6 sets. I have enough fabric cut for 12 more, but ran out of energy to finish today.

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!


9 thoughts on “Fabric Memory Game: A How-To

  1. Great idea. I would only add some solid colors for little ones to help learn colors and more easily identify the pairs. I think stripes and dots are great as well and patterns for older kids.

    1. You’re exactly right. I think my daughter (who is almost 7 months) is going to have to wait a while to do this game! I didn’t think about how easy the patterns were at first, one in particular is so large it’s almost impossible to match. Ah, well. You live, you learn. Next time, I’ll do solids! It would be a good birthday gift too.

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