Pocket Puzzle Tutorial with Create 3.5
Hi! I’m Meriel from create3.5. This month I’m going for Board Game supremacy with wearable jigsaw puzzles! A few months back, “interactive clothing” was mentioned. I couldn’t help being intrigued by that – but the clothing still has to be something that can be worn. I’m one for playful everyday clothing, and I think my look has all those qualities!
My oldest girl loooves puzzles. Generally, we only take them out when her younger sister is napping, because pieces tend to get lost otherwise. Now she has two puzzles that a) she can do by herself, and b) she can take with her! The pieces can’t get lost, since they have Velcro to help them stick, and the puzzles themselves are part of the pockets of the skirt – the perfect storage!
I used Jennuine Design’s free Pip Skirt pattern. The large pockets were just what I wanted, and provided the perfect canvas for the puzzle backs.
I had to do a little bit of piecing on the pocket pieces to get my princess panels in the center, but they turned out just how I wanted them to! Using two of the same panel for each puzzle means all she has to do is match the pictures up.
I freehanded the puzzle pieces onto the matching panels, then interfaced and backed them with the Green Leaves fabric and topstitched them all for stability and durability.
The top is Golden Rippy’s Dahlia – something comfortable and playful to go with the vibe of the skirt. I added a flower made of the selvages from the skirt fabrics, attached with Velcro for washing – it also makes a place to “hide” a puzzle piece and let Natalie guess which puzzle it belongs to.
I had so much fun making this look, and Natalie had just as much fun playing with it!
Little Red Riding Hood – Green Leaves (Riley Blake)
White jersey knit – Joann Fabrics