After picking out two fantastic car fabrics from Leons and searching through my drawers of scraps, I decided to stitch some denim numbers to each bag (The Village Haberdashery has a great tutorial for making number bags like this). I began by ironing some Bondaweb to my denim scraps (I love how the denim reminds me of little jeans!); tracing each number and then cutting them out. Next, I ironed these in to the centre of each 5 " square piece.
Here are my numbers carefully zig-zag-ed to the front of each bag. I chose a mixture of colours for the felt backs- a bit because I wanted a fun mix for little B, and a bit because that's what I had left!
It's been far too long since my last post, but I've been plenty busy stitching away...(evidence to follow!)
Two more sets of number bean bags later, I'm moving on to pastures new. However, Pintrest has been providing plenty of educational-games-style ideas of late, so watch this space!!
Before I move on to my newest stitching adventures, here is one of the drawstring bags that I made for Boaz's number bags. These bags are super simple to make and take little fabric and time. They could be used for lots of different things around the home to: pump bags, toy sacks, P.E. kits...
I'd definitely recommend giving a drawstring bag a go- especially if you're new to sewing and still have plenty to learn.