This month's contribution is "Tic-Tac-Toe" ---and in true pioneer spirit it is made from a flannel shirt, 2 pairs of corduroy pants, and a few bits of felt scraps.
You'll want to change the sizes to suit whatever fabric bits you are using, but I'll give you the run-down just in case.
I cut the biggest square I could from the back of the flannel shirt (18" square) and then used the front and the sleeves for the bean bags. I cut 9" x 4.5" rectangles, folded them in half right sides together, sewed one side and the bottom, filled the just under half way with beans, and machine stitched them shut. Although it would have been easier to add the Xs and Os before-hand, I wasn't sure what I wanted to use, so I hand stitched them on after the fact.
I made a paper template for the Xs and Os to make sure it would fit nicely, and then traced them on to bits of felt. I chose to keep them neutral, but depending on the event, nice bright colours would work just as well.
I'm pleased with the result as it looks a little "boyish" - the boys thought I should balance out the games since they thought the Hopscotch looked a little "girlish" by the time it was done.
We tested it out...I was X's...
...and one of them never learns.
Linking up with: Keep Calm Craft On over at Frontier Dreams