The Craft Patch: Felt Name Book

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Felt Name Book

Christmas is coming fast, especially if you like to give handmade gifts. Here is one I've been working on for my little guy:


It's a felt book with each letter of his name and a picture of something that starts with that letter. Wanna take a peek inside?

G is for grapes. 


R is for robot.


A is for alligator.

N is for net.

T is for teepee.

The back cover has a little signature just because:

And this is what it looks like from the side:

I don't have a tutorial of how to make each individual picture. But here is the general idea of how I made the book:
I cut equal sized rectangles of felt and hand-stitched the pictures and letters to each rectangle using embroidery thread. Next I used a blanket stitch to sew the front to the back of each page. I only stitched the three outside edges. Then I stitched the binding together with long stitches through all thicknesses. Wha-la! Done!
I have never made a book from felt before, although I have made a name book before. Felt is so fun to work with and best of all, it's cheap! 20 cents a sheet! And sometimes you can find it in patterns. I had fun experimenting with different stitching patterns. The stitching really adds a lot to the shapes, so have fun with it!

Here are a few more quiet books you might like:

The Original Fabric Quiet Book
Personalized Fabric Name Book
"Favorite Things" Book
Fabric Quiet Book For Boys
Boy Felt Name Book 2
Girl Felt Name Book

13 comments:

  1. So cute...I love this book and idea. Weird question...do you know if felt is washable?

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  2. I saw something like this years ago and never made it. Now, I see yours and I HAVE to make it (yours is WAY cuter!) because it is so adorable!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. This is super cute! I started making my daughter's over the weekend! :)

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  4. This is adorable! I'll be featuring it Sunday

    www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

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  5. All of your stuff is so cute! I wish I had to creativity to make some of this stuff!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I adore this! I'll be featuring it on my blog next week on Thursday, the 21st!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

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  7. What a DARLING idea! I absolutely love it!!

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  8. This is lovely!! What a very special gift!!

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  9. I came across your blog a few day ago and WOW!! I love all the quiet books you make. I love the idea of doing a name book for your kids. The handstitching gives it such a distinctive look. You did such a great job!
    I am SO doing this for my daughter and son that's on the way. Come over and check out my blog sometime too.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute!These would make great gifts too! Stop by and say hello! Have a wonderful day!
    Jamie
    lovelongtime.blogspot.com

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  11. really, really cute and creative! Love it! Will have to use this idea sometime.

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  12. WOW! This looks really great! Saw a similar idea in a Martha Stewart book, but yours looks more detailed.

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  13. That's the cutest handmade book I have ever seen! I love to do embroidery, too. Come check out some on my handmade stuff and let me know what you think. www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

    Miranda

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