When I was a little girl, Santa brought me a wonderful toy named Screwball Scramble Game where a marble had to go from one point to another and it had many obstacles to go over amongst which was a covered labyrinth. I really loved that toy and I was so happy when a friend offered it to my kids ” a few” years later…!
Here’s my take on the labyrinth but this time it’s made of fabric and it’s in a case to make the game more difficult!
Supplies were brought to me free of charge by Creavea (they also deliver in Europe) in return for the writing of this DIY. This Marble Maze and other tutorials are available on the website. You can find my other tutorial using Creavea’s supplies here.
2 pieces of fusible fleece measuring each 15cmx21cm
1 piece of fabric measuring 54cmx18.5xm for the case (I chose this fabric)
Snaps (little stars)
1cm- seam allowances are included
Fuse the interfacing onto the wrong side of each of the rectangles
With right sides together, sew the rectangles at 1cm from the raw edges leaving a 5cm-opening on one of the widths.
Clip corners and reduce your seam allowances to 0.5cm.
Turn the labyrinth on the right side and press well.
Trace your labyrinth onto a piece of paper. A 3cm-wide alley is necessary to let the marble roll inside the labyrinth.
Transfer your drawing onto your fabric.
You can either trace it using transfer paper OR you can trace on tissue paper.
Stitch onto the lines.
Tip: try using a triple-stitch because the seams will be distorted a lot…
Using tissue paper helps in having nice straight lines and when you stitch onto it, the paper is easily torn by the needle making it easier to remove afterwards!
Place the marble inside the maze and topstitch the maze (topstitching will shut the opening).
With right sides together, fold the last rectangle in half lengthwise and stitch along the long edges.
Overcast or serge your seams.
Hem the top of the case by folding 0.5cm then 3cm on the wrong side.
Tip: you can add a strip of interfacing to prevent the hem from ripping after the snap has been put.
Turn the case on the right side and press.
Place one (or more!) snaps to shut the case.
Little hands can now try to move the marble.