|Pattern Description: Scrap Fabric Memory Game|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?It looked very much like the pictures
Were the instructions easy to follow?Instructions are simple and easy to follow
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?The pattern makes a simple memory game that uses scraps of fabric. It's easy to sew, just a straight stitch and zigzag. A beginner could easily sew this. It's also a great scrapbuster.
Fabric Used:quilting cotton for the backs, muslin for the white and tons of scrap fabric for the game squares.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:The instructions have you simple place a square of scrap on the white background, zigzag around it. Then you place that square right sides together with the background pieces, stitch around and leave an opening to turn. Then just turn and topstitch. I used a fusible web-wonderunder-to hold the scrap square on the white. I think it makes it sturdier. I also did a satin stitch in place of a looser zigzag, think it looks nicer that way. I made a drawstring bag in place of the envelope because of the number of them I made. I highly suggest ironing the wonderunder to the scraps before you cut them out. Unfortunately I didn't.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Would I sew this again-I don't know. Not because of pattern problems, because of my own bad math. The tutorial calls for 10 scraps pieces, 2 of each for matching. 20 total. I got crazy cutting out scrap pieces and ended up with 28 different scraps. And it gets worse, that means 56 squares per set, and I made sets for my 4 sets of little cousins. Yeppers, that means I did 224 of those horrid squares. The author of the tutorial took 3-4 hours to do her set of 20. I probably spent 25-30 HOURS doing these darn things. Would I recommend this others-sure, just on a smaller scale then I did
Conclusion: Cute scrap fabric memory/matching game. Very adaptive pattern, I used scraps but you do colors, numbers, letters etc. Here is a link to the individual game pieces. Safe of the littlest kids, even if they chew on them. Quiet toy, which is rare thing anymore-and no batteries needed. Simple project for beginners, maybe a little time consuming, but very easy sewing.