Another I-Spy Bag Tutorial

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This is another I-Spy bag tutorial. This one is a little easier to get just right, but the cutting does need to be a little more exact.

What you need:
Piece of vinyl that is 3.5 x 3.5 inches
(A) 2 pieces that are 2 inches by 3.5 inches
(B) 2 pieces that are 2 inches x 6.5 inches
(C) 1 piece that is 6.5×6.5 inches
20 or so little items to seek and find in the bag
a list of said items on a piece of paper, then laminated and attached to a ribbon
poly pellets or rice for filler

For more info on how to find the items or about what to use as filler, see our Other Seek & Find Bag tutorial.

Take the piece of vinyl and sew the 2×3.5 inch pieces of fabric (pieces A) to it on each side. To make the vinyl go through your machine easier, use a walking foot or just keep the vinyl on the bottom when you sew with it.

Zig zag over the raw edges. This will keep the fabric from fraying inside the bag.

Take the 2 pieces that are 2×6.5 inches (pieces B) and sew them with right sides together on either of the long sides of the vinyl/fabric combo. Zig zag over the edges.

Top stitch the edges around the vinyl square.

Place the 6.5×6.5 square (piece C) together with the vinyl/fabric square with right sides together. Pin together if desired.

Insert the list of seek and find items connected to a ribbon into the bag, leaving the ribbon ends hanging out. Pin in place.

Sew the two layers together around the edges, leaving one edge partially open. Zig zag around the edges. Clip corners.

Turn right side out. (This one doesn’t actually have a tag with the list of items.)

Put your eye spy items into the bean bag. Using a funnel (and trust me, you want to use a funnel), pour in your poly pellets or rice. It takes about 3/4 cup to have enough in there. You don’t want to over fill the bag.

Sew the open edge closed. Be careful not to get poly pellets or rice under your needle!!

And voila! You’re finished! Enjoy your Seek and Find Bag!

Chrissy Leiberan-Titus writes for Muse of the

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