Bored? Go play chess! You’ll need black and white checked fabric, cut to eight-and-a-half squares by eight-and-a-half squares, sixteen small wood rounds, black and white craft paint and a small brush, 26″ of leather cord, pins, a safety pin, a sewing machine or basic sewing skills. Start by making the casing for the leather cord. Working on the wrong side of the fabric, pin back all four edges with a half-inch inseam. Snip away three of the corners and make sure one corner is left “open.” This is where the leather cord will come out. Stitch the casing in place. Attach a safety pin to one end of the leather cord, and carefully thread it through the casing on all four sides. Keep reading the instructions at thehomesteady.com.