But let's jump right into this latest tutorial: The Travel Felt Board! You can obviously make this with any fabric, but Castle Peeps' endearing characters and whimsical castles lend themselves perfectly to this craftivity. My five year old is so smitten that she announced: everything I ever make her should now be in Castle Peeps. Five is such a passionate age, you know.
I'm going to give you the measurements used here, but really you can make up your own to suit your materials.
Need:rectangle of cotton 14.5 x 25 inches
rectangle of blue felt 14.5 x 25 inches
rectangle of green felt 7.5 x 25 inches
extra felt for backing
fusible webbing (optional)
handles (tip: dark colors disguise wear and tear of grubby fingers) 6 x 9 inches
snip of elastic
2 pieces of cardboard- each being slightly smaller than the board folded in half.
- Fold handle pieces in half to make crease. Open. Fold both ends inward to center crease. Fold lengthwise again. Top stitch down both sides close to the edge.
3. Lay cotton right side down over the felt and handles. Pin in place.
4. Sew all the way around leaving the bottom open. Now stitch the bottom a tiny bit on each side... just an inch or so.