I finished the DIY Felt Quiet Book I’ve been working on. I’m fairly happy with the result. It turned out really cute and my kids love it. We’ve even already given it a test drive at a restaurant! My mom, my 13 year old sister, 10 year old daughter and 4 year old niece and I went out for a girls lunch so I brought the book along. It kept ALL of us busy! I incorporated some fun game pages (tic tac toe and Hangman) that the older girls loved (me included) and the 4 year old loved the farm page.
As you can see I made it all out of felt. The pages are 8″x8″… to make it even easier I would recommend 9×9 since the felt is 9″ wide you would just have to cut off 3″ of length. After creating all the separate pages I sewed two together along the edge, wrong sides together. Once I had all the pages sewn together, but not yet bound into the book I did the following:
Cut a piece of felt about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long. I lined it up with the left edge of the cover and sewed a straight line down. (In the photo below the blue is the front cover, the pink is the spine).
Now flip it over and do the same with the back cover – see the image below to see how to line up (you want the seam to be hidden).
Set this aside and take your first two pages. Sew them together down the left side. Do this again for the next two pages and so on.
Now it is time to bind into a book. The spine is too thick for the machine, so get out your needle and thread.