Disclosure: I was provided compensation and product samples to create this project. All opinions and views expressed in this video are my own.

We're back for Saturday Morning Crafts with the Crafty Hangouts group!

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Matthew and Jennifer share with you how to use Phoomphâ„¢ for Fabric, by Coats & Clark, to create a fabric tic tac toe game for kids. We use calico, felt, and flannel to create these, all with Phoomph as the base!

When we're in the car, the kids get bored really easily. Being that we live in a rural area, we have to drive at least 30 minutes to get to a decent mall, 60 minutes to Disneyland or downtown Los Angeles, 45 minutes to the waterslides park…you get the idea. We don't have a fancy car with a DVD system and the kids are always burning through batteries with their electronic games. I created this tic tac toe game as an alternative to the electronics kids usually use in the car. Plus, it can double as a coffee table game. Our coffee table has a little drawer in the side that we can put this game into for storage. When the neighbor kids or the cousins come over to play, we can pull it out for some instant entertainment!

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We made two of these tic tac toe games: a large one for my niece on her birthday and a smaller one for Matthew, with a Star Wars theme. The beauty of this project is that you can create totally custom games, with whatever characters you want, using various fabric. We bought all of our fabric at Jo-Ann Stores as their licensed fabric was on sale last week.

Check out what we created and how to make your own here:

Supplies:

  • Small Tic Tac Toe Game:
    • Two packs of Phoomph for Fabric – Stiff, by Coats & Clark
    • Sizzix Big Shot
    • 3″ Circle Die – Circle #2 from SIzzix
    • Two 9×12 Felt Sheets
    • 1/8 Yard of fabric A
    • 1/8 Yard of fabric B
    • Sewing Machine (optional)
    • Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Grid Ruler (optional)
    • Printer Paper
    • Scissors
  • Large Tic Tac Toe Game:
    • Three packs of Phoomph for Fabric – Stiff, by Coats & Clark
    • Sizzix Big Shot
    • 4″ Circle Die – CIrcle #1 from Sizzix
    • 4″ Star Die – Star #2 from Sizzix
    • 1/4 Yard of fabric A
    • 1/4 Yard of fabric B
    • 1/4 Yard of fabric C
    • Sewing Machine
    • Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Grid Ruler
    • 16″ square of batting
    • Printer Paper
    • Scissors
    • Pencil

The video shows how to make the smaller tic tac toe game.

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To make the larger game board, pictured above, cut fabric A and fabric B to 16″ squares.  Pin the two pieces of fabric with right sides together and pin the batting to one of them. Sew the squares together using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving a 3″ gap in one side. Turn the fabric so it is right side out. Iron the seams and the opening flat. Stitch around the perimeter of the game board, 1/4″ from the edge, to begin quilting it. Measure the game board and divide it into thirds. It should be about 15″ wide. Mark the game board with a fabric pencil or pencil at each interval, 5″ increments for a 15″ board. Stitch lines at each 5″ increment to make the grid pattern on the board. Cut 4.5″ squares of each fabric as follows: fabric A x 18 squares, fabric B x 9 squares, fabric C x 9 squares. Apply the squares to Phoomph for fabric and trim down into squares. Run the fabric B squares through the diecutting machine and cut into stars. Run the fabric C squares through the diecutting machine and cut into circles.

I know my niece is just gonna love this game! I am thinking of adding a ribbon to the back so it can be rolled up and tied for easy travel.

Want to see more projects with Phoomph? Check out all the Kids Crafts on Crafty Hangouts this week!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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