I made a crinkly square! It’s going to be for Caden again, not surprisingly. I can already tell that I’m going to spoil this kid whenever I get the chance :-) I got the idea from this tutorial, but I modified it enough that I made my own tutorial.
Here’s the finished product. It was my first time ever doing anything where stuff has to line up, so please forgive me!
Before I start, things I learned with this project:
- You’re supposed to cut the outside squares BIGGER than the inside one to account for the seams
- Working with crinkly stuff is difficult. In the future I’m going to sew the square with fabric only, then fold up the crinkly and put it inside before I stitch the whole thing closed
You will need:
- Sewing machine
- 3 kinds of fabric
- Fabric marker (optional)
- Crinkly stuff! I used a compostable Sun Chips bag, it was very noisy, but you could use anything from plastic grocery bags to a baby wipe bag
First, lay out the design you want and cut your squares accordingly. Remember to add seam allowances to all of the edge squares, with the corners getting extra seam allowances on 2 of the sides and the side squares only getting extra allowances on 1 side. I didn’t realize this mistake until I was already done, but you can learn from my mistake!
At this time you should also cut out your crinkly stuff. I didn’t want the front of the bag showing through the thin white fabric, so I made it the right width but twice as long and just folded it over with the silver side out; this also gave it a nice shiny effect when I was done. Remember your seam allowances when you cut out the bag, don’t make it too big or you will have to re-cut it.