Fabric Baby Book Using Cricut Fabric and Felt
Creating a personalized and unique gift for a baby is a special way to celebrate their arrival. Handmade fabric books are not only adorable, but they also make a great tool for developing a child's imagination and storytelling skills. With the help of a Cricut Maker, cutting felt and fabric shapes for these books is made easy, and you can create them in any theme or design you like. In this blog post, we will show you how to create a transportation-themed fabric book, complete with a padded cover and eight pages of felt shapes.
Using free designs from Cricut Access and a few basic sewing supplies, you can create a thoughtful and personalized gift that is sure to be treasured for years to come. We will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create the book cover, pages, and spine, as well as tips on how to customize your own fabric book using different designs and colors. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner, this project is a fun and creative way to make a unique and special gift for a new baby or toddler in your life.
- Cricut fabric sampler, Rock Star
- Cricut felt sampler, Carousel
- Sewing machine and machine sewing supplies
- Embroidery floss and hand stitching supplies
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
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.
Center a piece batting on the back of each piece of fabric and pin in place.
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).
Stitch the cut felt to the fabric and batting using embroidery floss. Add any additional stitched details that you’d like.
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.
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.
Top stitch around the edge of the page spread using the sewing machine if desired.
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.
If desired, cut a piece of felt or fabric about 1.5x6 inches for a book spine and hand stitch in place.
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