Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fabric Memory Game

I saw this project at the Purl Bee and thought it was a great present to make for my nephew.

Mine is simpler, but I think it turned out cute.  Played with Mom (a formidable opponent) and we both thought it was challenging! ;)


You'll need 8 different fabrics.  I chose colors, but these could be animal prints, cars & trucks...anything!  You'll also need felt, we used heavyweight wool felt but craft felt would work.  We used iron-on interfacing to stiffen the fabrics before sewing to the felt backing.


  1. Cut two 2.5" squares from each of the fabrics
  2. Cut 16 2.5" squares of interfacing
  3. Cut 16 3.5" squares of felt backing
  4. Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric squares
  5. Pin the stiffened fabric squares to the center of the felt squares and stitch around the edge
  6. Iron each square
  7. Cut the felt down to the finished 3" size

I didn't start with 3.5" felt squares, so mine couldn't be trimmed much and look a bit warped.  I'd also try using a double-sided iron-on product next time so that the stitching could be purely decorative (or even skipped).

I think I'll make a little drawstring bag to keep these in and this will be a sweet little present!