Monday, July 22, 2013

Fabric Baby Book

I loved making this baby fabric book with the help of Threading My Way. It was a gift for a friend who had a baby girl earlier this year. Here's how to make one.

- 1/2 yard or so of batting
- pieces of plain cotton material (we used 6 rectangles 40cm x 20cm in size)
- material pictures to applique

How to Make
1) Cut pieces of material to 40cm x 20cm in size. We cut 6 pieces to make 12 pages in total.
2) Applique the pictures to each page. Make sure there is enough room in the middle for stitching down the center.
3) Decide the order of the pages and which piece is to be the front/back cover.
4) Cut 3 pieces of batting to the same size (maybe a tiny bit smaller) as the rectangle pieces (40cm x 20cm).
5) Place the batting to the wrong side (inside/no pictures) of the front/back cover.
6) Pin together the inside front cover/inside back cover to the front/back cover already against the batting. Make sure that this is done with the picture sides facing each other/together.
7) Sew all the way around the edge, leaving an opening at the bottom edge for turning.

8) Clip corners and turn right side out and stitch opening closed.
9) Repeat steps 5) 6) 7) for the other pages. (sew pages 1/8 to 2/7) (sew pages 3/6 to 4/5).
10) Stack pages together to make the book, then center pages making sure pages are in the correct order of how you want them to be.
11) Pin along the center to secure the stack. Then sew along the center.

Little Ladybird


  1. Your photos are amazing, Tash!!! Super impressed...

  2. This is darling!! I will have to remember this to make for a sweet baby :) Thanks for sharing.


  3. Such a sweet and cute book! I like the colors. Perfect for a baby girl. I really need to make something like this for my little girl. :-)

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  4. This is adorable! May I feature your tutorial on the front page of SewCanShe sometime?


  5. GORGEOUS book Tash! What a great idea and perfect fabric!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. What a gorgeous book - I love it! Such detail and care in the stitching.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  7. This is beautiful, I'm sure it will be well loved!

  8. You are very talented, and it's lovely! Emily

  9. That's adorable! I'd love to make one of these for our next baby! I love that fabric you used; it's so perfect!

  10. gosh that is so very clever! I love gifts that are made with love, much sweeter than shop purchased baby gifts - one the family will treasure forever!

  11. it is absolutely adorable. so well though-out and i am sure will be much loved.

  12. what a beautiful heirloom! you are a clever clogs!

  13. What a wonderful book! I bet it will be treasured for years to come! Thank you for sharing this project at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  14. This is a really gorgeous book! How amazing your project is!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  15. Hi Tash, Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 165
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. What a cute idea! I bet this would make a great gift for a little one!

  17. Such a cute book! Thanks for linking up to Tell Me Tuesday:) You are being featured tomorrow!! I hope you have a great week. Tori :)

  18. This is adorable and the fabric is so neat! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  19. I really like your book, it's a beautiful present too. Great choice of fabrics.

  20. Coming over from your Mom's site! She's a great advertiser! :) Love this little book. This would be such a nice 'church book'. Love those quiet toys for church! :) You added such sweet pictures and I love the incorporation of the wording. :) Great job! Loved your shop too!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

  21. Absolutely beautiful, might have to go through the fabric stash :) Thanks for linking with me!

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