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Fabric Baby Book

Fabric Baby Book

I was delighted to hear of the arrival of Mabel, one special baby girl. A strong desire to make her a unique gift led to the thought to make a fabric baby book.

Fabric Baby Book Tutorial

After some browsing of Pinterest I decided to make a book with a page for each letter of her name, represented by appliqued animals.

layout

A sketch later and layout was sorted. Designs were inspired by google image searches for appliqué animal shapes.

Fabric Book layout

One of the wonderful benefits of a fabric stash is having suitable fabrics in for projects such as this. I used bondaweb to adhere the pieces to the base fabric prior to machine embroidering.

Mouse fabric books

alligator baby book

 

butterfly fabric book

 

elephant baby book

 

lion fabric book

 

On each page I endeavoured a add different types of touch sensation to each page; different types of fabrics, the butterfly wings, and elephants ears are flaps, the noses & eyes vary – buttons, a crowd of French knots, silk embroidered circles.

Fabric Baby Book Tutorial 1

I added a layer of wadding in between the pages, and topstitched round the edges of the pages. The two pages were machine stitched down the middle to hold the pages together. The wadding and top stitching did add the finishing touch:)

It did cross to my mind to add custom order applique fabric books to my Etsy shop. However I was put off when trying to think of two different animals for the letters G and E as demonstrations of the name George!

As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour :)

Vicky

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To welcome the New Year in I have a sale on at my Etsy shop – 20% off all orders over £15, with code “januarysale20″.

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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