We used vinyl cloth-backed
tablecloths in the largest standard rectangular size 54" x 90". These
cost about $2.50 and made 9 situpons per tablecloth. You can also use vinyl
sold by the yard that's not too expensive. Here's how to do it:
Pre-cut the tablecloth into
nine sections according to the picture at right using pinking shears
the gray lines shown in the picture. Discard the side edge pieces since
the corners are not square and it's extra fabric anyway. Each section will
be 15" x 30".
Fold each section in half
so that you have a 15x15" situpon. Stuff folded newspapers inside, or use
squares of donated carpet padding that you have precut to 13"x13" sections.
Use a hole punch to punch
holes about every inch all the way around about a half inch from the edge.
Depending on the age and abilities of the girls, you can have them punch
the holes, or you can help them.
Use yarn or string to sew
around. Girls can use an overlay stitch or a straight stitch if they prefer.
You may need to put a piece of tape on the end of your string to make it
easier to insert through the holes. Brownies should be able to sew around
and tie it off by themselves.
Have each girl write her
name on her situpon using a permanent marker, or decorate it with paint
Have fun making your Girl
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