Friday, 19 March 2021

Tutorial: Baby Book

Hello my dear friends! Today I would like to share with you this darling little make that I was planning to write a tutorial about for over five years. When my LO was born, I made him a simple baby book that he still finds amusing, and sometimes reads in bed.

What I like about this make is that you can pick any fabrics for this project and make up your own story, you can make as many pages as you want, and you can even include some of the old baby outfits in this book.

This book is really quick and easy to sew and fun to "read" with your little one especially at bed time. The cover of the book is soft, but the pages make a soothing crinkling noise when scrunched up that will keep your baby amused.


Instead of doing the usual photo tutorial, I have prepared for you a video step-by-step tutorial that you can find on my YouTube Channel.


So let's gather all the materials we need and make this sweet baby book with crinkling pages that your baby or toddler will love to play with for years.
Things you will need: • Two 3½" x 5½" pieces of cotton for the front and back of the book • One 8" x 5½ piece of cotton for the inside of the book • One 2" x 5½" piece of cotton for the spine of the book • Eight 3¾" x 5" pieces of cotton for the pages • One 8" x 5½" piece of batting • Two 7" x 5" pieces of plastic bag from cereal • Heat/water erasable fabric pen • Tiny scrap of fabric for the heart • Brown embroidery floss • Sewing supplies
Important: This book can be made in any size, so you don't need to be precise with the measurements. Just go with the fabrics you have.

Make sure to keep your plastic on top when sewing the pages and hold it firmly with your fingers to stop it from sliding. This book is absolutely washable! Just pop it in a small wash bag with your washing (I use cold water). Please DO NOT IRON the pages with the plastic insert! The plastic will melt and your book will be ruined.
Helpful links:
Sewing an opening closed video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzqqvNJGvfU To make the tiny heart appliqué, use the same principle as in Fabric Label video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNycb7ugHWE If you have any questions, you can find me here: ▸ E-mail: larisa@stitchingnotes.com ▸ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stitchingnotes/ ▸ Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/StitchingNotes?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=791142393 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and sew with me! Happy sewing! Larisa xo

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