I have been wanting to do this Farm in a Bag project (store farm toys in the bag, then it opens into a circle farm scene to play on) so I decided to whip it up this evening!!
Here's the details:
-Cut two circles, however big you would like (I used the cupcake tree base from my wedding as a template!!) Both fabrics used here are John Deere.
-Sew those two circles together with the right sides facing, leaving a hole to turn it inside out.
-Turn it inside out :)
-Put two grommets in (one on each side) just through the outer later
-Get The Farmer to actually put the grommets in :)
-Sew a channel all the way around for the draw string to go through.
-Realize you can't sew in a circle, then draw lines with a fabric pencil showing where you need to sew
-Sew along those lines
-Put the string through the grommets and the channel and pull!!
-Play with baby's John Deere toys just to make sure it works!
Soo, while I love this project, I should have stuck with this version (http://soozs.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/everything-in-its-place.html) that I found on Pintrest! I wanted it to be a drawstring so he could carry it like a bag and not have to tie it in a loop around the bag. Well..I'm guessing the reason she does it with the tag loops is for easy open and close...my farm in a bag above does not open easily or lay flat since I can't get the drawstring to let out all the tension. My guess would be that Merritt will throw a fit by the time I actually get this mat on the floor and ready to play!! In conclusion, I will be going back to the fabric store tomorrow and trying again!! Instead, I will just put all his duplo farm legos in this bag and maybe try to find some thinner rope for it!! :)