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Character I Spy Bags

Jul 19 2012 Liz Call

 One day as I was clicking through blog land, I saw this cute I spy bag that Allison of Oopsey Daisy made for her son.  I had been wanting to make an I spy bag for the kids for awhile because they love the one my mom has at her house.  When I saw the Kermit the Frog bag on Oopsey Daisy and I remembered that my mother in law gave me a HUGE amount of Red felt!  I came up with these characters.

 Like I said… A HUGE amount of RED felt!
The first thing I did was find pictures out of coloring books with the faces I wanted.  I blew them up on the copy machine to the size I wanted.
 I decided where and how big my I spy opening would be.
 I pinned together 2 pieces of felt and cut out the shapes.  Remember to only cut out the I spy opening on (1) ONE of the pieces of felt.
 Here they are, ready for me to cut out and sew on the extra pieces of their faces.
For Elmo: eyes and nose
For Spiderman: the black around his eyes
I sewed on the faces first and then sewed on the plastic sheet.

 Here is Spiderman front all done.
I sew terribly, so please don’t judge the finished products too harshly!
Then I put the wrong sides together and sewed around the edge.
 Make sure to leave an opening that you can turn it right side out and use to fill up the bag.
I didn’t leave a big enough opening the first time and had to pick apart some of the seams.
Another tip, make sure your plastic is really attached all the way around before starting this step.  It is a pain to come back later and have to fix it! 😉
Then I filled it with Poly Pellets (found at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby) and the items to SPY!
I found so many cute little buttons at Hobby Lobby.  Animals, crayons, vehicles.  They came in a package of about 6 for $2.
 To close it shut, I folded in the edges and did an easy whip stitch.
 The kids (and their cousins) have enjoyed playing with these and spying all the goodies inside.
 Although, I think Mr. C would’ve preferred this to become a SpiderMan mask!!  🙂

 I had a fun time making these even though I had to unpick more than I had hoped.  They are perfect for church and kept the kids entertained.

The day I made these was a day we were having one of our famous AZ monsoon storms!  So as I took pictures of my progress the sunlight was in and out.  But it was a perfect day to make a project!

Just a heads up.  I am approaching my 100th post!!!  (this one is 99) Can you believe it!
It will be a fun one that may or may not have a GIVEAWAY!
Keep on the look out!
Have a great week!

My entry into Terrific Tuesdays @ Adventures of a DIY Mom sponsored by Appliances Online and their best Range Cookers.
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Liz Call

Liz Call

Owner, Art Director and Disney Fanatic at Liz on Call
Liz Call loves to create. She loves to watch movies, read books and design on her computer. You can usually find her in the kitchen cooking something delicious (or making PB&J), kissing skinned knees, doing laundry, hosing off muddy feet, crafting up a holiday project, making a special gift for a friend, shopping at Target, or taking a break on the couch. As a wife and mother of 3 little kids, she is always on call to be whatever her family needs her to be. You can keep up with Liz at Liz on Call.
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