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. 
DIY Felt Quiet Book

 
I must say it really wasn’t as time-consuming as I thought it would be… but I went into the project knowing it wasn’t going to be perfect and being OK with that.  The next book I do I will take a bit more time and add some detail… maybe some button and snap action for my younger two.  I even took a short-cut with the cover and used puff-paint.  Alright, enough blabbering, here is the result:

Easy Felt Quiet BookFelt Quiet Book Page
Monster Quiet Book Page
Piggy Bank Quiet Book Page
Barn Quiet Book PageFelt Finger Puppets
Hangman Quietbook PagePattern Quiet Book 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).
Quiet Book Binding
 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).

Quiet Book Spine

Simple Quiet Book Binding 
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. 
Simple Quiet Book
Now it is time to bind into a book. The spine is too thick for the machine, so get out your needle and thread.
Simple Felt Quiet Book - How to sew the book together

It is hard to describe how I did the spine, but I placed all of the pages between the two covers and then folded the spine down and around the pages.  Make sure the page edges and cover edges are all lined up on the left and then just sew down the length of the book.

Quiet Book Spine

That’s it!  You’re done.
 
To make the finger puppets all I did was cut the shape I wanted and then sewed them shut with a top stitch, leaving the bottoms open.  No turning or anything.  Very simple, very easy. I then hot glued on the faces and, for the cow, the spots.  Took about 1 minute each!
 DIY Felt Quiet Book
I may even give a more detailed book a try, but for now, the kids love this one and don’t care that everything isn’t perfect.  I received tons of comments in the restaurant and my SIL has already mentioned how her kids would love one.