Monopoly Game board, pieces and bag
Supplies: 1 Monopoly panel for game board
1/2 yd. Monopoly money fabric for bag
yd. Monopoly dollar amounts (green) for bag lining
1 yd. Mr. Monopoly fabric (blue) for backing
(Opt.) 1/2 yd. Monopoly game tokens fabric (red/black)
used only in binding for board
Wonder Under double-sided iron-on interfacing
Cut the board from the panel. Cut WonderUnder to cover the back of the board fabric
piece completely and iron on using WonderUnder instructions. Cut a piece of backing fabric to cover the back of the board. Peel paper
side from WonderUnder and carefully iron on backing fabric following instructions. Trim edges.
Using the red and black Monopoly
Game Tokens fabric, cut strips the length of the fabric, centering the red stripe and cutting 2 wide strips by placing your measuring grid
so that the 1 mark is as close to center on the red stripe, and cut right edge. Then go 2 from that and cut the left edge of the
strip (picture #1). Cut 5 strips for the binding. Sew binding strips together and attach to the board piece as you would for
the other half of the panel and on the wrong side iron on the WonderUnder to cover all of the money and card pieces. Before placing
the backing fabric on this whole piece, cut the strips of the money and the Community Chest and Chance cards, so that you have 3 strips
of money and 2 strips of the cards. Iron backing fabric only to the money strips. Use pinking shears to cut the individual dollar
bills apart. For the cards, you need to match the fronts to the backs. Both will have WonderUnder on them, so roughly cut them out.
Match the fronts to the backs; peel WonderUnder paper and iron according to instructions. Use pinking shears to finish them. (#2 and
The rest of this panel has houses and hotels and game pieces. You can use the same method as used with the money and cards
to make these.
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The bag is made using the dollar bills fabric and the light green fabric
with dollar amounts written out.
Cut 2 pieces from the outer bag fabric and 2 pieces from the lining fabric: 11 wide x 14
Cut 2 pieces from the lining fabric: 11 wide x 5 1/2 tall (for pockets)
Take the 2 pocket pieces right sides together
and stitch 1/4 seam around three of the sides, leaving one long side open. This will be the bottom of the pocket piece. Trim corners
and turn right side out. Press. On the open side, iron 1/4" under to the wrong side and then topstitch this opening closed completely.
You should have a double-sided rectangle measuring 10 1/2 x 5.
Place this rectangle onto one lining piece with the right side
up. Center the top of the pocket piece approximately 3 down from the top unfinished edge of the lining piece, as shown in the picture,#4. Pin to the lining. This pocket will be used to hold the smaller pieces of the Monopoly game. Sew the left side, bottom and right
side of the rectangle to the lining. Sew a line - top to bottom of pocket - about 3 1/4 from the left side and another
one about 4 1/4 from the right side to form three pockets as shown in the next picture, #5.
Time to make the bag! With
right sides together, sew sides and bottom of the 2 outer bag pieces. Do the same with the 2 lining pieces. On each bag, the
outer and the lining, youll make the bottom a bit wider. Pull the corners apart and make a triangle as shown, #6.
Sew about 1 from
the tip of the corner (#7). Cut the corner about 1/4 from the seam. Do the same on the opposite corner. Make sure you have done this
to all 4 corners of the 2 bags. (#8)
Next make the strap. Using the outer bag fabric, cut two pieces 2 x 21. With right
sides together, sew the strips on both sides, leaving ends open to turn right side out(#9). After turning out, press. Sew three
lines down the length of the strap.
Now pin the ends of the strap to the seams on either side of the outer bag, so that the
strap will lay inside the bag, #10. Make sure not to get the strap twisted. Now put the lining bag, right side out, inside the
outer bag which is still inside out. The right sides of each will be facing each other. Pin the side seams together and keep the strap
pinned there as well. (#11 tries to show this. The strap is pinned to right side of outer bag at the seam. The lining bag's right
side will be matched up at the seam on top of the strap.)
Sew 1/4 seam almost all the way around the tops, leaving about 4-5
open to turn right side out as shown, #12.
Pull the bags lining and the bag out from that opening. Fit the lining into the outer bag.
Press top edge of the bag all the way around. Topstitch all the way around the top edge of the bag (#13), carefully folding
the edges of the opening under to the wrong side before stitching shut. Finished bag #14.