tic tac toe!
My sister and I love playing tic tac toe. It’s a fun game when you’re sitting at the doctors office, waiting for your violin lesson or on a camping trip.
My mom and I decided to make this little portable tic tac toe set. This would be a great birthday gift for a friend or just something to make for yourself.
It’s really easy! Here’s how you do it.
The supplies for this project are two pieces of fabric 10 inches by 11 inches]
ric rac or ribbon (although you could just use a zig zag stitch in a coordinating color to make the lines if you don’t have any ric rac)
10 buttons- 5 of one color and 5 of a different color (you could also use little colored tiles, painted rocks, little pencil erasers, plastic checkers, really anything but they need to be different colors.
Start by cutting two pieces of fabric 10 inches by 11. Make the 10 inch side the width and the 11 inch side the height. (you need that 1 extra inch to make the casing on the top to close up the bag)
Iron your fabric and then lay out the ric rac in a tic tac toe position on one piece of the fabric.
laying out the design
pin on the ric rac and sew on the bottom two pieces carefully.
Now pin and stitch on the other two pieces of ric rac.
trim off the extra ric rac and then lay the right sides together of your second piece of fabric.
trim off excess
- right sides together
Now measure 1.5 inches from the top and draw a line with a pencil. This will be the casing so when you sew the bag together you want to start below this line.
1.5 inches down from the top
Stitch around the three sides. We used a 1/4 seam allowance. Don’t’ forget to backstitch at the beginning and end. It will keep your bag from tearing open.
Once you have the bag stitched together it’s time to make the casing, or tube for the drawstring. Using your iron fold the top over just a little bit (about a 1/4 inch) and press, then fold it over and press again but this time fold it over about an inch. You need your casing to be big enough to fit your cord (or in our case we used extra ric rac as our drawstring)
first fold over
second fold over
Stitch very close to the edge to leave plenty of room for your cord.
stitching on the casing.
Time to feed in the drawstring. This can be tricky but is MUCH easier if you use a little safety pin to help you feed the ric rac through the casing.
Now tie off the ric rac so it doesn’t slip back into the casing and you’re ready to play!
Ohh and for an easier version of this craft we found this fun tutorial for a hand sewn felt version. Check it out here!