12 Gifts of Christmas: Fabric Memory

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I randomly came across this idea a few months ago (long before I was addicted to Pinterest!) and loved it. Even my 2nd graders love a good game of memory, though I think this particular gift is geared more towards younger kids. It’s not a difficult project, but it is pretty time consuming!

These directions are for a game of 16 squares (8 pairs) and a bag to hold them.

What you’ll need:
* 32 4″ felt squares
*16  2 1/2″ squares (8 sets of 2 matching colors/patterns)
*2″ velcro
*bag fabric and lining (2 rectangles each:  8″x12″ and 8″x15″)

For the memory cards:
1.  Center the colored squares on a larger felt square. Put a second square underneath. (colored square, 2 felt squares).

2.  Zigzag around the colored square.

3.  Zigzag around the felt squares.

4.  Repeat over and over and over…

For the bag:
1. With right sides together, pin the 8″x12″ and 8″x15″ rectangles together. Start at the bottom and work your way up. There will be a 3″ gap at the top.

2.  Repeat with the lining.

3.  This is where things get a little tricky, but hang in there. Turn the lining right side out and slide it into the outer fabric (this is still inside out).

4.  Line up the upper edges and pin around the edges.

5.  Sew around all the edges, leaving about an inch gap. Clip your corners.

6.  Turn it right side out. Top stitch around the whole opening, which will close the gap.

7.  Attach the velcro to the flap and line it up on the front of the bag.

Your finished bag

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