Whether you’re a student with your eye focused on the best scaring program in the country or just your typical person on the go, this little snack pack is sure to come in handy. Fashioned from fabric and a few notions, it’s a cinch to make (there’s no sewing involved) and environmental friendly.
What You’ll Need
- Straight pins
- Green cotton fabric (half yard or so)
- Black iron-on patch
- White iron-on patch
- Ruler or tape measure
- Double-sided fusible web, sheet and tape
- Steam iron and pressing cloth (for adhering the fusible web)
- Short length of silver cord sewing trim
- Low temperature hot glue gun
- 2 oval or oblong buttons or similar notions for the horns
- Blue button (about 1 1/8 inch wide) and black button (about ¾ inch wide) for the eye
- Small stick-on faux pearl (optional)
How To Make It
- Print the template and use the pieces as patterns for cutting out the shapes in the specified colors and types of fabric. In addition, cut two 15- by 6-inch rectangles from the green fabric.
- Fuse the two green fabric rectangles back-to-back with pieces of fusible web, following the instructions on the package.
- Use the flap template piece as a pattern to round one end of the fused rectangle, as shown.
- Next, use the flap template piece to cut out a piece of fusible web. Adhere the web to the back of the fabric flap piece, again following the instructions on the package.
- Cut out the mouth portion from the paper template. Then trace the opening on the fabric flap. Cut along the pencil line to create a mouth opening in the fabric.
- Trace the mouth opening on the rounded end of the pack, too. Then center the black mouth backing on top of the tracing and press it in place.
- Next, set the teeth and a silver cord “retainer” atop the backing, as shown. Set the fabric flap atop the ensemble to make sure everything is aligned properly. Then, remove the flap, and use the iron and pressing cloth to adhere the pieces to the mouth backing. Trim the ends of the retainer.
- Peel the backing from the fusible web on the flap. Then press the flap in place atop the rounded end of the pack rectangle. Press the white eye circle in place above the mouth, as shown.
- Fold up and press the bottom of the rectangle 4½ inches from the edge. Use fusible web tape to fuse the side seams.
- Fold down and press the top of the pack 1 inch above the pocket edge.
- Hot-glue the horns to the upper corners on the back of the pack. Stack and glue the eye buttons atop the eye white on the front of the pack. Stick the faux pearl (if you’re using it) to the edge of the black button for a “glint.”
- Lastly, attach one part of the Velcro fastener to the underside of the flap and the corresponding piece to face of the pack.
Cutting, ironing and gluing should be done by an adult.