I've been wanting to do a tutorial ever since my tiny worlds were so well received during last January's Stashbusting. Sew Grateful week was just the kick in the pants that I needed to get this done. Let's make Tiny Worlds together!
A circle template (mine was about 7 1/2 inches)
Scissors and/or rotary cutter
Fabric for front and back
Fabric scraps or markers for decorating
Ribbon for drawstring
|1. Trace and cut two circles on inside and outside fabric.|
|2. Create landscape.|
Use fabric markers first and iron down scraps of fabrics using double
sided fusible. You could also use a print for your scenery.
|Make sure you keep details 1/2 inch away from edges so they don't|
disappear in seam allowance.
|Using three strands of yarn, (mine was that loose weave crewel yarn) layer it across area you wish for grass.|
|Using a very small stitch length sew as many rows as needed to attach the "grass". |
Carefully clip apart between stitch lines and all the loops.
|Fluff grass with fingers revealing pattern underneath. Steam iron into shape if desired.|
|3. Take outer fabric and stitch a small buttonhole a bit more than a 1/4 inch from the edge. Use a scrap of interfacing if using a stretchy fabric. But don't use stretch velvet on your first bag like I did in this example. Horrid shifty stuff.|
|4. Pin right sides together and sew 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening for turning. Don't worry about the poof in the middle just make the edges match up.|
Clip curves and turn right side out.
|5. Press flat and top stitch close to the edge and a 1/4 inch away from edge stitch making sure buttonhole falls in between these lines. You've just made your drawstring casing!|
|6. Cut ribbon to fit around circle lying flat. Thread through and tie off close to opening.|
|Give it a pull and TaDa! You're done!|
This is SO AMAZING! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!! I just love it!
I thought they were cute until I saw that it closes up into a pouch - AMAZING!! I really love this and need to find some children to play with...
Thanks! So glad you like them. Let me know how the car trip goes!
I know! So fun! Hope you find some children soon. If you have cool toys like this I bet they'll find you! :)
You are welcome. I figured it was something original I could contribute.
Thanks Debi! Thanks for hosting this and giving me the push to get it finished and up!
Hey Em, thx for the tutorial. I´ll do a few of these for charity I think (and later for my son when he´ll be old enough for this :)) Megacool. :D
So glad you like them. I look forward to seeing them!
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