Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fabric Fortune Cookies

I wanted to make a unique Thank You gift for my friends and family. I made fabric fortune cookies with personalized thank you notes inside.

For these cookies, I first printed several images from the Graphics Fairy onto printable fabric but you can use any regular medium-weight fabric. I chose images in an English Tea Party theme.

Materials needed: fusible batting, fabric (or printable fabric), soft wire, bias tape (or ribbon) and E6000 glue.

To begin, I adhered the wrong side of the fabric to the fusible batting as directed on the batting. Next, I cut the fabric into 4" circles. I used a die but you can draw a circle using a cup as a guide and cut with scissors. The circle should be 3 3/4" to 4 1/2" in diameter.

I cut the wire and white bias tape so that they were slightly shorter than the width of the circle. Next I placed the wire on the batting and then used E6000 glue to adhere the bias tape on top of the wire. Set these aside to dry flat.

While this is drying you can print out the fortune to fill each cookie. Each fortune is about 3" x 1/2". The fortune can be a thank you or rewards for little children when they complete their chores.

Next, place the "fortune" in the center on the bias tape.

Bend the "cookie" so that the wire is folded in half with the fabric towards the inside. {I don't show it here but you can hold the fortune over the bias tape as you work through the following steps}

Gently fold up each soft side (sides without wires) so that the fabric is now showing.

Adjust the sides so that they are full like a fortune cookie. You may need to push the sides out with your finger.
Just a fun, simple little project.

I am honored to be featured at:

36th Avenue

This is linked to:
A Little Knick KnackAll Thingz Related, Blue Cricket DesignsMarvelously MessyMy Backyard Eden, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Paisley PassionsRook No. 17, Running With Glitter, Savvy Southern StyleSinging Three Little BirdsSkip to My Lou, Someday Crafts, Somewhat Simple, The Graphics FairyThe Shabby Chic CottageThe Trendy Treehouse, Thirty Sixth Avenue and What Allie's Making Now


  1. these are adorable and very sweet. nice quick project too. Kristen from CED

  2. These are awesome!! I love fortune cookies. I love the idea of giving these as a gift. Super cute.

    The Polka-Dot Umbrella

  3. How cool! Visting from Rook No. 17's "A Little Birdie Told me." I love these.

  4. I LOVE this... How cute! You should share it at my link party at thirtysixthavenue.com I would love for my friends to see it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are such a good idea and I love the material you used!

  6. these are so dang cute!!! i love them...the material is perfect

  7. I wonder how this would work with felt instead of the fusible batting and the printable material.

    What do you think?


  8. To answer T-Bryd's question about creating these out of felt instead of fabric and fusible batting, I think it would probably work well. I would suggest using thicker felt. Cute idea. Thanks for commenting T-Bryd.

  9. what a great project,, the choice of pattern makes them,,

  10. Too cute and good fortune to you too!!

  11. Definitely the cleverest, classiest, and best fabric fortune cookie tutorial ever!

    Your projects are always a cut above!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  12. These are great - so many possibilities!


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