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S'mores Kit

 

This S'mores Kit has it all! 
Room for ingredients, long forks, and clean-up wipes, too!

Sling this handy carrying case over your shoulder and hike over to the camp fire. Unfold the s'more kit and create a delicious chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow treat to share with fellow campers!

The s'mores kit has pockets and ties to keep everything in place and tidy. Tuck in a few extra plastic bags in the pockets to keep ingredients fresh once the packages have been opened.

The finished size for this project, when laying flat, is 33 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches.

 


Designs Used:

** Bear Feature (Stencil) - Sm also available in Med and Lrg
** Bear Border (Stencil) - Med

also available in Sm and Lrg

** Bear Corner (Stencil) - Sm
also available in Med

** Moose Feature (Stencil) - Sm also available in Med and Lrg

** Moose Border (Stencil) - Med
also available in Sm and Lrg

** Moose Corner (Stencil) - Sm
also available in Med

** Loon Corner (Stencil) - Sm
also available in Med

** Chickadee Corner (Stencil) - Sm also available in Med

 

Supplies needed:

** 1 yard solid-colored, light weight canvas
** 1 yard plaid print, light weight canvas
** 1/2 yard print, light weight canvas
** 1 yard -- one-inch wide belting
** 3 yards -- 1/2 inch wide double-fold, extra wide bias tape - dark colored
** 3 yards -- 1/2 inch wide double-fold, extra wide bias tape - light colored
** Medium weight, cut-away stabilizer
** Air-erase pen
** Temporary spray adhesive
** 4 Hershey bars
** One bag marshmallows
** One packet graham crackers
** 3 roasting forks
** One packet wet wipes


Cut the fabric for the outer shell of the fabric to 35 x 21 inches. Measure and mark 10 inches in from the bottom on the right side. Draw a line connecting the marks. This line is the outer edge of the embroidered area of the outer shell.

 

With your embroidery software, create paper templates of the designs by printing them at full-size. Cut around the designs to make them manageable.

Place the border designs 3 inches from the top center and 3 inches from the bottom center. Measure equal distances in from the sides of the embroidered area to the center of the designs.

Place the other designs 1 x 1 1/4 inches from the edge of the designs to the edge of the border designs. Using an air-erase pen, poke a hole in the center of the templates and mark the fabric. Mark the horizontal and vertical axis points, as well.

 

Remove the templates and draw lines connecting the horizontal and vertical axis marks. These lines will be used for hooping.

Lightly spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive. Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together for the first design, aligning the lines on the hoop with the lines on the fabric. Align the needle directly over the center point on the fabric, and embroider the first design.

Repeat hooping and embroidering the other designs for all the designs on the outer shell.

Once the designs are embroidered, carefully cut away the excess stabilizer.

For the outer shell ties, cut a length of the light-colored bias tape to 38 inches Fold in one end, sew the end closed, and then sew a seam along the entire open edge, stopping about 6 inches from the other end. Fold the other end in and sew it closed.

Lay the outer shell right side up. Measure and mark the outer shell by measuring the width and dividing by two. Align the tie on the center mark with 4 inches of the tie extending out past the right edge of the outer edge. Pin the tie in place 15 inches from the right edge.

Sew the tie in place by sewing a 1 inch rectangle with an "x" in the center.

Use the belting to create the shoulder strap. Fold the ends of the belting in about 1/4 inch and then another inch on both ends. Sew the folded ends before attaching. Pin the ends of the strap to the outer shell 5 1/2 inches from the top and bottom edges, about 18 inches from the right side.

Sew the ends of the strap to the outer shell by sewing a square with an "x".

Lay the print canvas fabric right side up. Measure and mark the following pocket sizes:
** 11 x 11 inches
** 8 1/2 x 8 inches
** 6 x 6 1/2 inches
** 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Make sure to leave enough fabric around the shapes for hooping.

Measure and mark the center of each of the shapes by measuring the width and dividing by two, and measuring the height and dividing by two. 

Print out the designs for the inside pockets at full size. Poke a hole in the center of the designs and place them in the center of the appropriate pocket. Mark the horizontal and vertical axis points onto the fabric.

Remove the templates and draw lines connecting the horizontal and vertical axis points. Embroider the designs as you did before. When the designs have finished embroidering, carefully trim away the excess stabilizer.

Cut out the pocket shapes.

From the solid canvas, measure and cut the inner lining of the pockets by using the same measurements you used for the pockets. Place the inner lining on the back of the embroidered fabric.

Add the dark-colored bias tape along the top edges of each pocket, leaving about 1/4 inch excess tape extending past the edges. Pin in place.

Sew a seam along the bottom edge of the bias tape and around the outer edge of the pockets, tacking the layers together.

Set these aside.

Cut the plaid fabric for the inner shell to 35 x 21 1/2 inches.

To create a pocket for the forks, cut two pieces of the print canvas to 4 x 5 1/2 inches.  Lay the pocket pieces right sides together, pin in place, and sew a 1/4 inch seam around the long sides and one end only. Leave one end open for turning.

Turn the pocket right side out, press the seams, turn the open end in 1/4 inch and press in place. Place the pocket about 1 inch from the top of the inner lining fabric, and pin in place.

Sew a 1/4 inch seam around the sides and top of the pocket, leaving the bottom end open as an opening for the roasting fork tines.

Cut two 20-inch lengths of the dark-colored bias tape for the fork ties. Sew the open edge and ends as you did with the other bias tape.

Pin one tie just under the fork pocket and the other 1 1/2 inches from the bottom edge of the inner shell fabric. Sew the ties in place.

In each of the two large embroidered pockets, create a pleat by folding the fabric in 1/2 inch at about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom edges. Pin in place, and then tack in place with a few stitches.

Place the pockets on top of the lining fabric -- chocolate bars and wipes on the left --  marshmallows and graham cracker pockets on the right.

 Leave the center open for the forks.

The bottom of the pockets should be about 3 inches from the bottom of the inner shell fabric. Fit the pockets around the items and pin each pocket in place, folding the bottom and side edges under about 1/2 inch. 

Remove the items, and sew the pockets in place by sewing a seam along the outer edges of the pockets.

Lay the inner shell right side up and align the outer shell on top with the right side down. Pin in place along the top and bottom edge, and along one end.

Sew a 1/2 inch seam along the pinned edges only, leaving one end open for turning.

Caution: Keep the strap and ties away from the edges so they do not get sewn over.

Turn the right right side out and press the seams. Fold the fabric of the open end in 1/2 inch and press in place.

Top stitch around the entire outer edge of the kit. This closes the open end and finishes the edge.

Pop the items back in the pockets, tie in the forks, and roll up your campfire kit, and away you go.

 

S'mores for everyone! Just add a campfire, sing-a-long, and ghost story to make a magical summer memory for your family.

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Products used in this Project:

Bear Corner $1.00 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.86" x 2.37" | 2.76" x 1.69"

Moose $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.12" x 5.85" | 5.06" x 4.83" | 3.86" x 3.67"

Mountain Border $1.00 - $2.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.40" x 2.53" | 6.00" x 1.81" | 3.85" x 1.04"

Moose Corner $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.86" x 2.70" | 2.76" x 1.93"

Loon Corner $1.99 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.86" x 3.29" | 2.76" x 2.35"

Chickadee Corner $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.86" x 3.78" | 2.76" x 2.70"

Beary Busy Fishing $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

8.73" x 5.85" | 6.77" x 4.54" | 3.86" x 2.60"

Bear Paw Print Border $1.99 - $3.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.41" x 2.38" | 6.00" x 1.67" | 3.86" x 0.97"