You will need:
- a 5 inch square of cotton fabric for the outside of your cookie
- a 5 inch square of felt for the inside
- a circle to trace, one with a diameter of about 4.5 inches (I use an old paint can)
- pinking shears
- a slip of paper, about .5" by 2.5" for your fortune
Cut both circles out.
Lay the cotton on top of the felt, right side up, and line up the edges. Sew a half inch seam around the entire circle. I use my walking foot for this but you don't have to.
Use your pinking shears to trim the raw edge all the way around the circle, leaving about a quarter inch of fabric.
Fold the circle in half with the cotton side together, felt on the outside. Sew about an inch seam down the middle, not sewing to the edge of either side of the half circle. Be sure to back stitch a few times.
Flip the cookie open and adjust the folds until it looks right.
Before you give it to someone be sure to write a fortune on a slip of paper and stick it inside. I like to use pretty origami paper that is blank on the back.
You can also string a piece of ribbon through the center of the cookie and tie it to a gift, like so.
Ok, the end, happy cookie making!