Monday, September 10, 2012

A Numbers Quiet Book

It's fun to have a little one around again . . . we're working on numbers, so I threw together this little quiet book with prints from my stash.

I started with 7" squares for the pages and the 2 covers. I used fusible web to secure each object and number and used a really tight zig zag or satin stitch around the edges in a matching thread color.
The 8, 9, 10, and back cover pages shown above and below are sewn together.  With right sides of each page together, I stitched 1/4" around the 3 outside edges, leaving the binding edge open for turning and binding.  For example, the cover and page 1 make one page, so I placed page 1 on top of the cover, right sides together, and sewed them together, clipped the corners, then turned them inside out, making sure to poke the corners out to make a nice clean corner.  Pages 2 & 3 go together, 4 & 5 and so on.

Here's a great tutorial I used and I've based all of my soft books on this method.  However, I machine stitch the entire binding on in one fell swoop.

1 comment:

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

So cute! I have had ideas here and there for soft books for my toddler but never got around to it. :) Love this!