Have you every tried making a Felt Quiet Book? I just finished my first DIY Quiet Book and I’m fairly happy with the result. And the best part? The kids love it! We’ve already given it a test drive at a restaurant too. My mom, 13-year-old sister, 10-year-old daughter, 4-year-old niece, and I went out for a girl’s lunch so I brought the book along. It kept ALL of us busy!
The DIY Fest Quiet Book was actually less time-consuming than I thought it would be… but I went into the project knowing it wasn’t going to be perfect and being OK with that. Are you ready for some quiet book page inspiration? Here we go:
This book was totally made out of inexpensive 9″ x 12″felt sheets . The pages are 8″x8″, though if looking to make your own I would recommend 9″x9″. With the felt being 9″ wide you would just have to cut off 3″ of length. After creating all of the pages separately, I sewed two together along the three outside edges, wrong sides together. Once I all pages sewn to another page, it was time to bind the book.
Cut a piece of felt about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long. Line it up with the spine of the book and sew a straight line down.
In the photo below the blue is the front cover, the pink is what will become the spine.
Flip the book over and do the same with the back cover.
Set this aside and choose which first two pages you want in the book. 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 a needle and thread.
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.
That’s it! You’re done.
FELT FINGER PUPPETS
To make the finger puppets for the farm page, cut two of the shapes from felt and sewshut with a top stitch, leaving the bottoms open. No turning or anything. Very simple, very easy. Hot glue on cut felt pieces to create faces and, for the cow, the spots. These take about 1 minute each!
I can’t even tell why it’s crooked – I think it’s adorable!!! Awesome job!
ADORABLE!!! What a great book.
Love it! I love the versitility and all the creative pages! Thanks for sharing!
First let me say that I’m so happy I found Skip to my Lou’s blog yesterday and yes yes I know it was for the Monday hop but well my 8 year old wouldn’t let me have the computer last night..LOL
This has got to be the cutest idea I have seen in awhile. I LOVE it and you did an outstanding job. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. My niece has a 3yr old son…notice I didn’t say my 3yr old great nephew…not THAT old..well yes I am and proud of it..having a great nephew not being old..hehe
I think this will make a great gift for him..so love when we get inspiration for each other.
Wow! You did such an amazing job on this quiet book. I love the idea of a hangman page. I LOVE making quiet books and have already made 3 and want to make tons more. They are so addicting!
I had one of these when I was little. I used to bring it to church. I must have been around 4 or so. 1984. 🙂 The page I remember the most had snaps on the back of circles that would snap onto the page which had strings of yarn going up to snaps. They made balloons when snapped them on, each was a different color. Thanks for the memories!
great tute! Love all the games inside this book! I’d love to try to tackle this but I’ll be def adding to my project list 😉
So cute! Love the piggy bank page especially.
This is so adorable!! Hoping to have enough left-over felt from our advent calendars to make a quiet book (may just have to steal a couple of your cute ideas!). We’ll be linking this up on our blog… we’ll send you the link 🙂
Missy & Kimi