Monday, August 9, 2010

Tic-Tac-Toe Tutorial

What you need:

1 yard white canvas
Masking Tape
Fabric Paint
One 4 lb. bag White Navy Beans
Two 1/2 yards of two different fabrics for the bean bags
Bias Tape home made or store bought

Let's get started!

Cut your canvas so it measures 36" X 36"

Fold the mat (canvas) in thirds and iron creating 3 equal sections. Then rotate and do the same. You will now have 9 equal squares.

Using one long piece of tape, lay masking tape 1/2" away from the fold line on both sides. This will give you a 1" paint line. Make sure to press and smooth edges of the tape REALLY well so you will not have bleeding like I did in the lower left. :) oops! Set the mat aside and let dry.

Grab your fabric for the bean bags.

You are going to need (10) bean bags (5) of each fabric. Cut each piece into 12 1/2" x 6 1/4" rectangles. Fold each in half with right sides together, stitch sides using a zig-zag stitch, leaving a small hole to turn.   

After turning right side out fill each bag with 1 cup of beans.

Tuck opening in and close using a strait stitch. Continue all the way around the bean bag sealing the beans from coming out and creating and nice finished edge.

Grab your mat and bias tape. Pin all the way around and then bast using a strait stitch.

Your DONE!


HoneyScrap said...

This is so cute I can't stand it!

casserole said...

Awesome!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:

Kristine said...

This is awesome! I think I will make some for my daughter's first grade class but instead of paint for the lines, I am going to try to sew bias tape or something similar between the squares. Wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it.