Beginner | 30 min
Taught by Sanae Ishida
Learn how to make a quiet adventure book with Sanae Ishida, author, illustrator, and maker of many things. The book cover, interior pages, and the characters that inhabit the book are all made of fabric and felt. Sanae loves to encourage quiet, thoughtful play time, and the soft, colorful, movable shapes provide endless hours of creativity and story making for little ones. This is a wonderful project for practicing basic sewing machine skills as well as hand embroidery. You can choose an elastic or button closure for the book, and there is also a hidden pocket to store all the felt shapes. Sanae provides templates for storybook animals, trees, and flowers, but you can also create any characters you dream up. 
Learn how to:
  • Use basic sewing skills to make a soft, quiet adventure book with felt
  • Sew button holes with a sewing machine
  • Sew through several layers of felt
  • Use basic embroidery stitches to embellish felt

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from Sanae Ishida showing you how to make and assemble a quiet adventure book
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Chapters
Sew a Quiet Adventure Book for Baby
01:16
01:48
11:23
16:11
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1/3 yard decor-weight fabric for cover, such as denim, canvas, or linen
  • 1/3 yard light or medium-weight fabric for pages, such as cotton, linen, or linen blends
  • Five felt sheets for book pages in white, black, blue, green, and gray, 9 x 12” each
  • Assorted scraps of felt in various colors for animals and natural elements
  • 10” of 1/2" elastic or three 1/2" buttons
  • Embroidery floss in colors to match felt
  • Embroidery needle or hand-sewing needle
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Buttonhole foot (if using buttons)
  • Pins or clips
  • Fabric shears
  • Scissors for paper
  • Ruler
  • Various marking tools
  • Pokey tool like a paint brush or point turner
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • PDF Pattern
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