To coincide with the ebook launch of Sew Together Grow Together, Sew Mama Sew is featuring my tutorial to one of the easy to sew projects for kids taken from the book.
The project is my O's & X's pouch - (they call it Tic Tac Toe in the States) - came from the idea of combining a popular children's game with the fact that kids love carrying things around, and I have no doubt that your kids will love both the game and the pouch even more when they make it themselves.
The version of the pouch taken from my book is more suited to girls so I wanted to give here an alternate version that will make a great sewing project for boys. This pouch is still made exactly as shown in the tutorial on Sew Mama Sew, I've just changed the colours and decorative motifs. Any objects can be chosen for the game counters. I've chosen to use smooth light and dark stones as they are objects that fascinated my own boys when they were young.
The cord is fake leather and I've used a stripped bead to help pull the pouch closed. I've also added two yellow beads on the ends of the cord for a simple decorative effect.
The "X's" are made from 2" X 1/2" strips of green felt. I made the "O's" by drawing the outside circle around a large coin and placing the smallest coin we had inside this circle and drawing around it. Then I cut out my "O's" using this drawing as my template.
The ebook is available from Amazon and to celebrate the launch it can be purchased for US$5 during the first week only. The regular price of the ebook version is US$9.95 and high quality print versions can be purchased from Etsy for AU$24.95.