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Friday, March 26, 2010

i-spy bags

Thanks, Jen for your truck picture!
These I spy bags have been around for a long time, but in case you want to make one, I thought I'd do a short tutorial.

Cut two large square pieces. Mine are about 7x7. Cut out any other shape you may want on top. Get creative! I made this one with Sharp helping, so we just went very basic. Instead of making a square background, try doing a star or some other interesting shape that might entertain for a bit longer. Sew shapes to your background square. Cut out a window. Cut out a piece of clear vinyl and place over window (on the backside. Sew in place. I sewed along the same lines as I did when sewing the fish on. Sew front and back pieces together, leaving a small space to fit your poly fill beads (found at crafts stores) and trinkets. Fill. Do not over stuff your bag or it will be hard to sew closed and it will be hard for your child to move the beads around while searching. Sew opening closed.


  1. i love these! So cute! And I am sure such a great church toy! Nice and quiet! ;) I will have to add it to my list!

  2. Oh how clever! I think I might have to make one now!