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Fabric Baby Book Using Cricut Fabric and Felt

Fabric Baby Book Using Cricut Fabric and Felt

completed fabric books

transportation cover

Cricut Maker makes short work of cutting Cricut felt and fabric for these sweet padded baby books. Select free designs from Cricut Access to create a themed fabric book as a baby shower or new baby gift.

Materials:

Cricut fabric sampler, Rock Star
Cricut felt sampler, Carousel
Batting
Sewing machine and machine sewing supplies
Embroidery floss and hand stitching supplies

Directions:

Create a cut design in Design Space and size each design to about 4x4 inches. You’ll need 8 simple images for this 8-page book. This project uses the following designs from Cricut Access:

Submarine - #M35E2B
Train - #M47566
Dump Truck - #M7D7B1CE
Car - #MB0C1619
Truck - #MA39E3AD
Bus - #MC0BEABB
Plane - #M3BC1E
Boat - #M40AED

transportation cut designs

Make the project to cut the shapes from Cricut felt. Cut 4 pieces of fabric measuring 7x14 inches. Cut 4 pieces of batting measuring 6x13 inches. Cut 2 pieces of white felt measuring 5x5 inches.

cut fabric and batting pieces

Center a piece batting on the back of each piece of fabric and pin in place.

pin batting to fabric

Pin the white felt squares on a diagonal on top of the fabric/batting piece that will make up the front and back cover.  Position one cut felt shape at both ends of each fabric/batting piece and pin in place (or tack in place with a bit of glue).

position felt pieces on fabric cover

Stitch the cut felt to the fabric and batting using embroidery floss. Add any additional stitched details that you’d like.

stitch cover felt

stitch felt shapes to fabric

Make one page spread by placing 2 stitched pieces right sides together and pin in place. Machine sew around the edges using a ½ or 5/8 inch seam allowance. Leave about 4 inches unstitched so that you can turn the spread right side out.

pin pages right sides together

Clip the corners of the pages on a diagonal and turn the pages right side out. Fold down the open edges and pin in place.  Hand stitch the opening closed.

clip corners

Top stitch around the edge of the page spread using the sewing machine if desired.

top stitch edge of book

Repeat for the second page spread.

Stack the 2 page spreads and pin together at the center. Draw a rectangle about 1x5 inches in the center of the inside spread using a fabric pen. Machine stitch through all layers on the fabric pen line to join the 2 spreads together.

sew spreads together

If desired, cut a piece of felt or fabric about 1.5x6 inches for a book spine and hand stitch in place.

stitch felt spine

transportation close cover

transportation open view

transportation spread 1

transportation spread 3

Change up the fabric, colors, and designs for a totally different fabric book.

Cat - #M37528
Bear - #M37C5A
Monkey - #M46FB3
Ball - #M7D76FD5
Balloon - #M7D77057
Duck - #M89E4E89
Bunny - #MAE3EDA8
Dinosaur - #MB0C1662

colors cut designs

colors book cover

colors book open view

colors spread 1

colors spread 2

colors spread 3

 

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