How to Make Your Own Blindfolds

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Blindman's Bluff. Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Blindfold Tag. A lot of simple party games for kids and adults require that one participant be rendered unable to see for the duration of his or her "turn." If you and your guests (or your children's guests) plan to play these games often, a blindfold is a necessary addition to your party supplies. The perfect blindfold is opaque, adjustable for any size head, and easy to put on and remove.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

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    Choose your fabric. Blindfolds aren't very big, and chances are if you do a lot of sewing, you may already have a fabric scrap big enough for your needs. The fabric needs to be thick enough that the wearer can't see through it (folding the fabric into two layers can accomplish this) and soft enough to be comfortable when tied firmly around his or her head. Flannel, fleece, or thick cotton are all good choices.

  2. 2

    Cut out the blindfold. You will want a strip of fabric 30 inches (more or less) long and 3 to 4 inches wide. If you need two layers of the fabric to make it fully opaque, double the width.

  3. 3

    Stitch the blindfold. Whether you're sewing one layer or two, fold over 1/4 inch all the way around the edges of the fabric. Press with your iron, and repeat. Sew as close to the folded edge as possible. Your blindfold is now ready for the next round of Blindman's Bluff.

Tips and warnings

  • Wash and dry your fabric before sewing.
  • Choose machine washable fabric. Children and sticky faces are a common combination at birthday parties.

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