To make the targets you will need the following supplies:
3 Fat Quarters
1 sheet of Phoomph
a heavy duty Hole-punch
a long ruler
a Rotary cutter
basic sewing supplies
Step 2: Cut a 6" x 18" strip off of one fat quarter. Then you will cut this strip in half so that you have (2) 6" x 9" pieces. (I am using Bear Family for one target and Nature's Walk for a second)
Step 3: The fun thing about Phoomph is that it has a sticky layer on each side so attaching the fabric to the Phoomph is as simple as rolling it on! So peel the paper off of one side of the Phoomph.
Step 4: Roll up your fabric piece (it's just easier to do it like this) and then roll it out onto the Phoomph. Press it down firmly with your hand and then repeat Steps 3-4 for the other side.
Step 5: Find the center of your target and use a pin to mark a point about 0.75"-1" below the edge. Sadly the placement of my fabric put this right in the head of one of the bears...then again I am turing them into target practice so I guess it's fair game.... HA HAHAH...did you cathc that? I crack myself up!
Step 6: Using a heavy duty hole punch, like the Cropidille, punch a hole through the Phoomph target. This is where you will attach the target to the D-ring. Now you have complete one target. I did make two targets. Now you could stop right here, punch a hole in the top of it and be good, because lets face it boys don't care about the details. Sadly though I do so...
Step 7: So I needed to make some bias tape. I used the Herringbone to make my bias tape. There are a ton of great tutorials on how to do this, so I wont re-invent the wheel today.
Step 8: Now that I had some really cool bias tape all I needed to do is attach it to the perimeter of the target. Now I have an amazing target made from all organic animals (BWAAHAHHAAA!!! I just can't help it!)
Target Stand: Cut a piece of 2x4 into (4) 14" pieces. Add a hinge to the top of two of the pieces then repeat this for the other pieces. Attach a dowel holder (totally NOT the official word) to the top of each pair. Inset your dowl. The fun thing about this is that the boys can take it apart and assemble it on their own. It is also nice for storage!
Monday: Wild and Wanderful
Thursday: Ruby Rue Creations