Ever conscious of fast approaching Christmas, I sewed up these two cute Numbered Bean Bag sets with Personalized Totes for the two little boys on our Christmas list. My blogging friend Deb at Mountain Musings had written a post about the set she made and they were so adorable I knew it would be a great Christmas gift for a boy aged 4 and 2.
Number Bean Bags Tutorial and Easy Drawstring Tote were well-done with lots of photos. Each little bean bag held @1/3 cup dried black beans.
I wanted to personalize the bags for each boy and it was easy to type out a pattern using WordArt in Word. To make it easier, I flipped the pattern backwards so the letters would be facing the right way once cut.
On one bag I zig-zagged the letters after adhering with 'Wonder-Under':
...the other bag I blanket stitched aroud the letters using size 10 crochet thread:
This is the ABC pattern I used:
...and I've also worked one up in Google Docs for you to access the link here: ABC Template
If you would like a copy of this template and have trouble accessing these files, I will be happy to send them to you as an e-mail attachment. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These turned out so cute and were a lot of fun to make. I hope the little boys will have lots of fun playing with them!