Instructions

  1. Pre-wash fabrics without fabric softeners, washing each color separately. If water is discolored, wash again until rinse water runs clear. Dry and press all fabrics.
  2. Print Farm Animals patterns.

GAME BOARD:

  1. From white solid, cut two 24-inch squares. Use a pencil and ruler to measure and mark nine evenly divided 8-inch squares on the front of one 24-inch square.
  2. Smooth out the remaining 24-inch square on a flat surface, wrong side up, and lay a 24-inch square of bonded batting on top. With edges even, lay the marked square, right side up, on top and pin the layers together along the marked lines.
  3. From patchwork print, cut four 1-1/2- x 24-inch strips. Press under all 24-inch edges 1/4 inch. Center and pin a strip, right side up, over each horizontal pencil line, then center and pin a strip, right side up, over each vertical pencil line. Machine-sew strips in place, straight-stitching close to each folded edge.
  4. From remaining patchwork print, cut two 2- x 24-inch strips and two 2- x 25-inch strips. Press under all long edges 1/2 inch. With right sides together, raw edges even and a 1/2-inch seam allowance, center and sew one 24-inch strip to the top edge of game board. Turn strip over so fold of remaining long edge just covers stitching and hand-sew in place as shown in Fig. 1a below. Bind the bottom edge of game board in the same way.
  5. Bind the side edges with the 25-inch-long strips, turning in the extra fabric on each end before sewing binding to back of game board as shown in Fig. 1b above.

BEANBAGS:

  1. Trace patterns onto tracing paper as directed on patterns. Turn the folded pattern over and transfer the markings to the opposite side as needed. Cut out patterns and open up the folded piece for a complete pattern.
  2. Fuse and cut fabrics and assemble faces as directed in the individual instructions that follow.
  3. All stitching is done with right sides together, edges even, matching thread and a 1/4-inch seam allowance unless individual instructions say otherwise. Refer to web manufacturer’s instructions for all fusing. Do all hand-stitching with a doubled stand of thread.

Rooster’s Face:

  1. From yellow-on-ecru print, cut 10 heads. From red pin-dot, cut 10 combs and one 4-inch square. From gold check, cut one 6-inch square.
  2. Bond a slightly smaller piece of fusible web to the back of the red pin-dot and gold check squares. When cool, cut five wattles from fused pin-dot and five beaks from fused gold check. Remove paper backing.
  3. On the front of five heads, fuse a beak and wattle as shown in photo above and on pattern. Sew on button eyes.
  4. For each rooster, sew two combs together along the scalloped edge. Clip curves. Turn combs right side out. With white thread, topstitch along curves of comb 1/4 inch from the edge. With raw edges even, baste each comb to the front of a fused head as marked on pattern, easing in the fullness.

Cat’s Face:

  1. From muslin, cut 10 heads and 10 ears. From tan print, cut a 9- x 24-inch rectangle and 10 ears. From pink plaid, cut a 3-inch square.
  2. Bond a slightly smaller piece of fusible web to the back of the tan print rectangle and pink plaid square. When cool, cut out five left and five right stripes from tan print and five noses from pink plaid. Remove paper backing.
  3. On the front of five heads, fuse a left stripe, right stripe and nose as shown in photo and on pattern. Sew on button eyes. Use permanent marker to draw the mouth as shown on ear pattern and in photo.
  4. Sew each tan print ear to a muslin ear, leaving open as marked for turning. Clip curves, trim points and turn ears right side out.
  5. With raw edges even and tan print facing the front of a fused head, pin two ears to each fused head, easing in the fullness.

Cow’s Face:

  1. From cow print, cut 10 heads, five ears and five ears in reverse. (If you can’t find a cow print, paint black spots onto white fabric with fabric paint.) From black print, cut a 4-1/2- x 12-inch rectangle, five ears and five ears in reverse.
  2. Bond a slightly smaller piece of fusible web to the back of the black print rectangle. When cool, cut five muzzles. Remove paper backing.
  3. On the front of five heads, fuse a muzzle as shown on pattern. Sew on black button eyes and white button nostrils. If desired, add eyelashes with marker.
  4. Sew each black print ear to a cow print ear, leaving open as marked for turning. Clip curves, trim points and turn ears right side out. Pleat ears as marked on pattern.
  5. With raw edges even and black print facing the front of a fused head, pin two ears to each fused head.

Pig’s Face:

  1. From pink-on-ecru print, cut 10 heads and five ears. Reverse pattern and cut five more ears. From pink print, cut a 4-1/2- x 10-inch rectangle, five ears and five ears in reverse.
  2. Bond a slightly smaller piece of fusible web to the back of the pink print rectangle. When cool, cut five snouts. Remove paper backing.
  3. On five heads, fuse a snout as shown on pattern. Sew on black button eyes and white button nostrils. If desired, add eyelashes with marker.
  4. Sew each pink-on-ecru print ear to a pink print ear, leaving open as marked for turning. Clip curves, trim points and turn ears right side out. Pleat ears as marked on pattern.
  5. With raw edges even and pink print facing the front of a fused head, pin two ears to each fused head.

FINISHING:

  1. With comb or ears sandwiched in between, sew a matching unfused head to each fused face, leaving open as marked on pattern. Clip curves.
  2. Turn heads right side out and fill half full with filler material. Turn in raw edges and hand-stitch closed.

Finished Size: The game board is 24 inches square and each beanbag is about 4-1/2 inches wide x 6 inches high.

Farm Animals DIY Beanbags craft designed by Della Byers.