Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monster Money Pouch

"Ice scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" 

Ok, so what in the world does that have to do with little monster pouches?  Well, my kids have been begging me for money to buy ice cream at school.  We finally settled on a deal that I would give them a little money each month, but they would have to come up with the rest (chore money) to buy the treats at school that they wanted.  One of my children decided they were going to save that money and not spend it till the end of the year.  Great! a saver.....now I had to figure out how to help them keep track of their change if they weren't going to be spending it right away.
I had seen these little guys on pinterest as gift card holders.  They were so cute, I thought the kids would love them.  And what you love, you keep track of......right?   So I thought I'd give them a try.


About 1/8 yard outer fabric
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" square inner fabric
one zipper
one snap set (for eyes)
matching thread
brown felt for feet

1. Cut one piece of outer fabric (in this case-silver) 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

2. Cut two pieces of silver fabric 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".

3.  Sew the long side of your two 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces to either side of your zipper.

 4.  Cut out your inner fabric 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

5.  With a needle and thread, sew the snap eyes on the top 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of outer fabric.  The flat parts should be laying on the fabric.

6.  Cut out two little feet from brown felt.

7.  Sandwich them all together.  Layer : silver right side to silver right side, and on the very bottom the back of the red should be touching the back of the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" silver side.  The brown feet should be sandwiched between the two silver pieces at the bottom of the pouch.  The square part of the feet should be aligned with the end of the fabric.  The rounded part should be up inside the pouch so that you can't see it.   Open your zipper a little bit, so that you can turn it inside out when you are done.  Sew all four sides closed, making sure to catch all three pieces of fabric & the feet on the bottom.

8.  Turn inside out.....

9.  Fill with money (optional).

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