Saturday, October 29, 2011
Marble Mazes TUTORIAL
Marble mazes are a fantastic QUIET activity for the children, plus involves fine motor skills for their little fingers and hands to push the marble around.
1) To make the pattern size I used, I simply folded and A4 piece of paper in half and cut two piece of fabric to this size.
2) Leaving approx. 5cm turning gap on one of the short sides, sew around using the .5cm seam guide.
3) turn in the right way, making sure you push the corners out with something such as a pen, paint brush or scissor tip if you are very careful.
4)2 maze patterns can be found here.
My advice is to print this out, and keep as a master copy.
Then for each marble maze you make, simply trace over the lines with tracing paper or baking paper.
You can then pin this to your fabric with the marks on the top near your turning gap, sew straight over the top of the maze lines, and rip the paper off once you are done.
Much easier than remeasuring and ruling on each marble maze if you are making a few. And making sure your drawn on lines wash off.
5) REMEMBER TO PUT THE MARBLE INSIDE, push it around the maze a little so it is in the centre and out of the way, now top stitch all the way around.
And you're DONE!
It's that SIMPLE!