Today I made a toy for a little one. I’m so at that stage in my life of babies, babies, babies. Hopefully you don’t mind too much. I wanted to make something with that crackly stuff in it. I asked around and everyone said that the only crackly material they had ever heard of was using old bags. I decided on cereal bags since they seemed especially crackly and heavier. I flatted the bags out and gave them a quick wash.
Grabbed this material from my stash.
Cut out 2 matching squares and 1 crackly square.
Layered the fabric squares right sides together, with a crackly square on top and sewed all around leaving a 2″ opening for turning. Trimmed my corners before turning as well.
Sewed all around the outside near the edge for a finished look. Plus this eliminated having to hand stitch my opening closed.
Used a grommet kit, only like $2.99, and followed the instructions on the package.
Yee-haw! I like it. Easy peasy.
There were 6 different little characters, so I made a set of 6 and threw them on some ribbon. Then I put them on a silver ring to see which one I liked better. I like the ring, but think I will go back to the ribbon so I don’t worry about new teeth chomping on the ring.