oh, scraps!

not sure what to do with the pile of fabric scraps stuffed in your craft bin?  or, maybe you want to start a small collection of fabric but your not sure what you could possibly squeeze out of a fat quarter?   try the cute number bean bags pictured above + below.

i made a bunch to use as photo props for g. dub’s monthly photo ops.

{tangent} we celebrated our fist month with the littlest on sunday.  i know this is expected.  i am after all his mum.  but i just have to say that i’m completely head over heals for him….  he’s pretty fantastic.  even at 3am.  {end tangent}

pretty basic, but here is how i made them:

1/ print applique template {in this case it’s the fave number pattern from our shop}

2/ fold fabric in half, right sides together + trace mirror image onto the fabric using a fabric marker or colored pencil.

3/ cut along your trace marks and through both layers of fabric.

4/ sew around the shape, leaving an opening big enough to fill the number with batting, dry beans or bean bag filling.

5/ sew your opening closed and tada….  you’ve finished your project!  keep them for playtime, use as a gift topper, put out for decoration….  etc.

now, we’re off to the park for play time and hopefully a snowcone!  hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!

xo . rae + jane

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  • julie@jam-n-jilly August 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    very cute! i wish i had these when mine were babes! he is adorable! enjoy!

  • Lizabeth August 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I love this idea. What a great hands on way for toddlers to learn their numbers (and letters). What a precious babe!

  • Randi August 20, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Just found your blog through Jones Design Company and I love it! I’m bookmarking now.

  • Kamela @ Modern Girl Style August 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks so much for the well wishes at MGS! We are so excited to have a girl! It’s going to be so much fun dressing her!! And Armommy has got so many awesome options!!

  • rachel September 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Cute idea!! Precious baby. Hope you are well!!