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!