I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and found a great new (for me) blog called Coloured Buttons. The blog was featured on One Crafty Place.
I immediately had to make the no sew felt version of her O's & X's pouch. It is a little portable Tic-Tac-Toe Game. I didn't even get a chance to decorate the outside! Lulu was off and playing with it! I will attach some flowers to the outside later. Lu is in love with the pouch and the bead string closure. She has been swinging it and carrying around ever since I made it. There is something just so fun pulling the pouch closed and sliding the beads down to keep it closed. Definitely check out the Coloured Buttons blog for more fun ideas. I want to try to make the Matchbook House Necklace - just need to snag a matchbook next time I'm out at a restaurant. Hers is so cute - check out the detail!
I used a dinner plate as my template for the circle, fabric glue, pinking shears, felt, narrow ribbon, and beads. Coloured Buttons has sewing instructions too.
Tip: I made my game pieces 2 ply to give them more substance. Just glued two identical pieces together in contrasting colors.
Tip: make sure the hole or opening of your beads is small. Pony beads don't work unless you are using a thick cord. You want the bead to be snug but still slide this will ensure your pouch stays closed.
The great thing about this design is you can customize your pouch to a holiday. This would be a cute Valentines Day gift. Done up in pink with hearts. Or you can customize it for the child your giving it to. Instead of X's and O's you can use their initials.
Have fun crafting!