Fabric Fortune Cookies – Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Alicia Parsons (Akimbo)

Atypical Type A - Fabric fortune cookies

Hello dotties! I am thrilled to be sharing my first exclusive DIY project for Polka Dot Bride today: fabric fortune cookies complete with printable love-themed printable fortunes. Pick some fabrics that coordinate with your wedding style and you’ll have the perfect low-cost favours that will have your guests talking.

Atypical Type A - Fabric fortune cookies tutorial materials

You will need:

  • Fabrics in 3-4 different patterns (including polka dots, naturally)
  • Iron-on interfacing
  • Wire
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Circular object (such as a small bowl or cup) to trace around
  • Printable love fortunes

Atypical Type A - Fabric fortune cookies tutorial 1

1. Iron the interfacing onto your fabric. Allow to cool.

2. Trace around the bowl onto the back of the interfacing. Repeat until you’ve done as many circles as required.

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3. Cut out the circles.

4. Apply a thin line of glue along the centre of the underside of the circle.

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5. Cut a piece of wire the same length as the diameter of the circle. Lay in the line of glue. Allow to dry thoroughly.

6. Place a fortune along the wire in the circle.

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7. Fold up the circle and pinch at the top.

8. Hold the edges of the circle where it meets the wire, and push up the centre of the wire so it folds into a fortune cookie shape.

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Ms Polka Dot says: All this cuteness – and so simple to make, and a real talking point for your guests! Guess which one we like the best……?  Thank you Alicia!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

  • Natalija says:
    March 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Adorable. I think these could be used at all sorts of events with customised and themed fortunes! Thanks for sharing this cute DIY.

  • Laura says:
    March 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    One word: LOVE!

  • Louise says:
    March 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    They are so cute! Do you need to glue along the top as well before pinching it together? I don’t see how they stay closed otherwise (or am I being terribly thick?)

  • Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A says:
    March 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks ladies.

    Louise: Nope, bending the wire over forms the shape and keeps the top together. Hope that helps.

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