Boo Boo Bear!
Boo Boo Bunny, etc...
- Fabric Scraps
- Slushy ice pack (from just 2 ingredients- recipe here)
Prepare your slushy ice pack (HERE's HOW!). Don't worry, it's no big deal.
Grab some fabric scraps. If you have left-over squares from ragquilting, those are perfect! That's what I used. You'll need a cotton square for the top and bottom (I used two coordinating fabrics) and two flannel squares for the inside. This will give you nice raggy edges. If you want it more clean-cut looking then just use two squares (one on top and one on bottom) of fleece or another soft, thick material that won't fray.
OPTIONAL: Add a little
something cute on your square either using embroidery
or freezer paper
stenciling. I made little boo boo
baggies that say "Boo Boo Bear", "Boo Boo Bunny", "Boo Boo
Butterfly", and "Boo Boo Buggie." And I do think they look
best when you use different but coordinating fabrics
rather than making it matchy-matchy.
With right sides facing
out and your fabric stacked as follows: fabric one
facing down, two layers of flannel, fabric two facing
up, sew three sides if your square closed, sewing your
line about an inch from the edge. You are leaving the
raw edges OUT for the raggy look.
Now place your
in the center
of your little pouch.
Now sew your remaining
side shut like you did the first three- an inch from the
Carefully snip fringe
around the edge. Don't snip too close to your seam line
because you don't want to snip through it. (If you do,
then re-sew that part.)
It should look
something like this now:
Now that you're
realizing just how easy and cute this project is- go
ahead, make a couple extras to give as gifts! Then throw
them all into your washer. Wash like normal laundry, but
then let them air dry. I'm not sure if they could go
through the dryer or not, but I didn't want to risk it.
But the more you wash them, the softer and more frayed
they'll get around the edges.
Here's what mine look
Last, if you decided to do this project yourself, please send me a photo of it with your name and what state you're from! I've recently decided to start featuring my readers' finished results.