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. 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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