One of my favorite games in the Caravan Shoppe is the Match That Monkey game! I love matching games and the monkey faces are too cute. I’m going to show you how to make and easy drawstring bag to hold your monkey game. This will work for both sizes of the game
For the supplies, you will need 7″ by 16″ of a fun fabric, basic sewing supplies, ribbon or cording, and your Match That Monkey game.
Start with your 7″ by 16″ piece of fabric. Fold it in half, with right sides together, and sew the sides, using a 1/2″ seam allowance, but stop 1 inch from the top.
Finish your seams by either trimming them with pinking shears or a zig zag stitch next to your straight stitch within the seam allowance. This will prevent your fabric from fraying.
Fold the one inch tabs now sticking out in 1/4″ and press well. Fold in another 1/4″ and press again. Repat on all four sides.
Keeping the tabs folded, now fold the top down 1/4″ and press well. The fold again 1/2″ and again press well. Repeat to the other side.
Sew close to the fold all the way around the bag. You’ve now created two casings. You’re almost done!
Lay the bottom of your bottom of your bag flat, pulling out a corner. Draw a line about one inch from the point.
Sew along the line and trim off the corner with pinking shears or just leave the corner on.
Cut two pieces of ribbon or cord about 12″ long. I used suede cording for my bag. Use a safety pin to feed one piece of the cord through each casing,
Tie a not at both ends and you’re done! Throw your Match That Monkey game in your bag for a quick, easy solution to occupy antsy kids or keep it on you coffee table to play with guests!
Written by Krista from Lazy Saturdays