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« on: November 27, 2010 08:46:29 AM »

So I have been working on this for about a month now. Several multi hour sessions went into making this thing. The best part? No pattern, no measuring, no do overs. I rotary cut all the pockets to 4" and that's it; I folded all seams under about 1/2" and ironed, then sewed a seam all around. No measuring, just eyed it. Hand cut all the felt numbers, placed them on all wonky and sewed them on, just however they looked cute. Eyed where I wanted to pockets to go, pinned them all on and stitched them down. The "Merry Christmas" was freehanded in pen on felt, and I carefully sewed over my writing with red thread. This was so easy, no stress, but it took forever!

It is about 20" x 26" maybe, all the pockets are 3" squares. I have started putting presents in, and I think next time I will give the pockets another 1/2" all the way around; they are just too small for many things. Right now they hold chocolates, money, Hot Wheels (kind of), green army men, socks (barely!!!), a pocket pinball game, etc.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010 02:01:06 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010 02:22:47 PM »

Very cute!  Is it for your kids?
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010 08:51:12 AM »

Very cute!  Is it for your kids?

this is for my 2 year old son. we arent buying him tons of presents this year, so i decided to do this as a way to give him small things every day.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010 12:10:31 PM »

I had one like this as a kid - my mom used to fill it with chocolate coins. Very cute!

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010 04:56:03 PM »

I had one like this as a kid - my mom used to fill it with chocolate coins. Very cute!

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i put some chocolate coins in there; it was hard to find anything small enough to fit.
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The wonky numbers are a great touch!
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