Monday, December 22, 2014

Pattern: Simple Colors Quiet Book


I have a bit of an obsession with felt.  I adore hand sewing with felt and have made a multitude of games, play mats, quiet books and the like for my kids.  I say "for my kids" but what I really mean is that I LOVE sewing with felt and I want to make things and if my kids happen to like playing with the result, then it's a double win.

I designed a very simple quiet book pattern for Elijah's first birthday.  This book has no moving parts, because he'd just eat them at this age.  It does have different textures, bright colors, and cute little creatures to look at.



Supplies

Felt in yellow, orange, black, gray, brown, green, white, pink, blue, red (I used multiple shades of most of these colors)
Embroidery floss in the above colors
Embroidery needle
White felt for background
Buttons for accents and for decorating the last page




Tips:

Pinning the pattern to the felt when you cut it out really makes a difference!


I did all the stitching using all six strands of embroidery floss. 

Each page is made up of two pieces (about 9x9") of felt.  The figures and detail work was sewn on first and then pages were sewn together on a sewing machine. 

After the pages were complete, my husband helped me add grommets for binding the book. You could also sew the pages together, if you prefer.

Buttons were hand-sewn on the last page completely at random. Warning: Elijah has already tried to bite these buttons off the page.  Use your own discretion if you want to add buttons.





  Follow my boards on Pinterest to see the latest felt projects or quiet books I'm dreaming of.



7 comments:

  1. Super cute! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Beautiful quiet book and doable! A good quiet book is priceless!

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  3. I love this! I love felt for kids. Thanks for the pattern.

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  4. How much would you charge me if you made it???? ;)

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  5. Whoa fancy! I'm not quite this skilled at sewing, but I bet my kids would wish I were if they saw this!

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  6. This is so cute, my niece and nephew will surely love this I often give them books but they always tear the pages with this quiet book it won't be a problem anymore.

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  7. I love that it is cloth so it can be washed and loved on some more.

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