There's more than one way to have fun with a giant floor puzzle! After the kids have a blast putting it together and ripping it apart, it's your turn to grab the pieces and head to the sewing machine to make these fun little patches! These puzzle patches are so simple and fun to make, you won't be able to stop at just one!
What you'll need...
One or more pieces of a large puzzle, fabric scraps, pen or pencil
1. Trace the puzzle piece onto the wrong side of your chosen fabric.
2. Pin the right side of this piece to a square of muslin.
3. Stitch over your traced line using a very small stitch. Take your time and lift the presser foot to ease in fabric when necessary. Stop stitching about an inch from where you started, creating a turning space.
4. Carefully trim excess fabric close to the seam, leaving a larger allowance at the turning space.
5. Reach inside the space and turn the piece right-side-out. Use a butter knife to help you smooth the curves and push out the points. Press the piece flat.
6. Using a very small seam allowance, topstitch around the piece being sure to close the turning space.
Now you can apply your patches to whatever project you like! Here I handstitched it to a baby bib. (The pattern for this bib is available in my etsy shop.)
For the pockets on this children's tote bag, I prepared 2 corner puzzle pieces. I then machine stitched down the sides and across the bottom to create pockets!
Experiment with these patches in your favorite projects! I think they would make a great addition to a fun baby quilt, a little girls skirt, children's bedding, or a paint smock! You could embroider your kid's names on a few and sew them to beach towels for very cool pool accessories!
I'd love to see what you do with your puzzle patches! Add photos of your creations to the Object Project Flickr Pool and I'll feature a few next week!