Ashley Hough

Travel Game Board

Ashley Hough
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If you like to travel, keep your family entertained on the go is a must. This DIY travel game board can be easily rolled up to bring the fun wherever life takes you! Play a round while waiting for your flight or enjoy a game by the campfire.

Travel Game Board

Ashley Hough shows you how to make your own board game board that can be used for checkers, chess, or any other game that requires a similar board. For this fun project, you will only need a small amount of cotton fabric, a zipper of 11” or less, and either the pieces you need for your game or several large buttons.

To begin making the game board, start with strips of contrasting colors of fabric. While this project can be made from any color of fabric you want, the more the colors contrast, the easier it will be to see the different spaces of the board for both sewing and using the board to play games.

To create the game board pattern, lay out strips in one color in one direction, then add strips in the other color going in the opposite direction and weave them together. Once all of the strips are woven and pinned in place, they can be stitched in a couple different ways.

Once the top of the game board has been made, Ashley demonstrates how to add a back to the board and how to create a zipper pouch. While the zipper pouch is optional, it is a great way to keep the game pieces contained for easy cleanup and transportation.

Finally, Ashley shows how to finish up the project with some simple ties used to roll up the game board for storage. If you had fun learning how to make your own travel game board, check out these other fun projects!

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