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« on: October 31, 2008 12:03:23 PM »

Last [insert winter holiday] my boyfriend and I decided to go handmade, and the present he made me was this really awesome cribbage set that all went inside of a book.  So this year I was thinking I'd continue the game board theme and make him a checkers/chess set.  I was originally thinking I'd make it before he went on a big trip abroad, but my sewing machine went on the fritz, so it's the holidays now.  But yeah, I went with felt and embroidery to make it easier to travel with.  The sewn board is a bit bulkier than I wanted -- I'm thinking I might redo it and just paint/print the black squares on a big white piece of felt, but I'm really happy with the pieces and the embroidery.  I haven't really done much embroidery before, but it was fun winging it.  Anyway, photos!

The front:


And a closeup.  The backs of the pieces are blank, so you could flip them over for a game of checkers.


And here's the back.  The Chinese silk in the middle is because my boy has been in China since early August, until mid December.


Think he'll like it?
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2008 12:10:24 PM »

Completely awesome, and so well done!

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008 12:24:45 PM »

Wow, that is really cool! I would love it if I were him! I totally hit this rocks.

One suggestion, if you have not already done it. You may want to make a pouch to make it easier to roll up the board and transport it if you haven't already. That way you don't have to worry about losing pieces!
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008 01:04:09 PM »

awesome! love it! you know what's sad...i don't even know how to play chess or checkers! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008 01:11:42 PM »

oh this is fabulous!  i love making/receiving handmand gifts.

i'm sure he will love it!  the embroidered chess pieces are totally awesome! 
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008 06:26:14 PM »

What a great idea, and good execution!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008 10:14:40 PM »

How cute!  I'm sure he will love it. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 05:48:24 AM »

Wow, this is so awesome! I'm a teacher so I make lots of board games but it's never occured to me to sew one before. It looks fab. I'm sure he'll love it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008 07:02:19 AM »

That is great! What an awesome gift.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008 08:37:54 PM »

That's the best kind of travel chess set.
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