Supplies: Felt, fabric scissors, ruler, pen, needle, embroidery thread, hot glue
Time: Quite a bit… longer than I expected!
I did it! I finished my Etsy project mere moments ago. I almost didn’t make the Monday deadline, but here it is! Today’s Etsy project is similar to last week’s in that it is also felt and for kids. Today it’s a felt alphabet book. I’ve always loved science even though the math involved made it tough for me in school. Now I like to incorporate images and concepts from science into my creative endeavors. For this project I took a very simple scientific inspiration and made an alphabet book themed around produce. It was a tough one to photograph, but I’ll do my best to explain it.
I started by planning out my book. I figured out how many letters I wanted on each page, how I wanted to arrange them and got enough felt to make my pages. After I figured out how to lay out the pages I found a rectangular object that I could trace (yay tracing!) to make them. I grabbed the box for “The Princess Bride” DVD! I traced all the pages…
and cut them out. Then I drew each letter on a piece of felt that would stand out against the page it would go on.
I cut out each letter and hit the internet to find a fruit or vegetable for each letter. Then I embroidered the words onto their corresponding letters. That’s the part that took awhile…
Once all those letters were done I spread them out on the pages and glued them in place. I made sure to keep a little free space on one side of each page for the binding.
Then I embroidered a cover for the book.
Since the back of the embroidery work shows on this page I made another rectangle and glued it to the back. Then I cut out the binding from that same inside-the-front-page felt color. I used the DVD box again to make sure the size was right. I glued the front part first:
Then I glued the side and the back and that’s that! Done!
I hope it was worth the several days it took. You’ll be able to check out the listing on Etsy tomorrow evening here.
Thanks for reading,