Saturday, February 12, 2011

Felt name books

I made a fun little name book for a friend's daughter this week. Her first birthday party is this afternoon and we are very excited to celebrate with her! For the book I used the letters in her name and something that starts with each letter.

Her name is Sloane:
S - Sun
L - Lion
O - Octopus
A - Ant
N - Nail
E - Eggs

Each page has two pieces of the same colored felt sewn together. I used a zig zag stitch to bind the book. I love it and will probably make more of these for one year old gifts!

If you plan on making your own, be sure to lay all your pieces out and put them on the pages before sewing. It makes the layout much easier than trying to figure out where each thing goes as you are sitting at your sewing machine! I used a small drop of hot glue in the center of each piece to hold it in place to sew. I love to use my glue gun so it was a natural choice for me, but you can always use pins instead.


Tina said...

very cute idea. and so soft for young hands.

Anonymous said...

That is really really cute! I would love to make one for the whole alphabet, but I'm sure that's pretty time consuming? How long did it take you to make this?