As promised, I have been working on templates for the pages of Evan’s quiet book. Click here to download the “Dress Me” page templates. There should be three pages. Again, please let me know if you have any problems with these, since I am new to blogging. For the letters, I used a printable found here on printableletters.org. You may need to re-size these to fit your needs. These are also the same letters that I used on the cover of Evan’s book. To see all of my quiet book patterns click here.
Hopefully my templates are pretty straightforward. Make sure to click on the picture above to get a better view of some details. Everything is sized for a 9×9 inch page and embroidered with floss. I didn’t use any glue or paint. The door knobs are buttons, and the clips on the fire jacket are the hook part of a hook-and-eye.
For the laundry basket, I cut strips of felt and wove them together to form a rectangle slightly larger than the template. I then sewed the pieces to a solid piece of felt cut to the size of the template. Finally, I just trimmed the excess from the strips of felt, and it was done.
One last thing! Make sure to leave at least a quarter inch border when you sew your pieces onto the page, otherwise when you sew other pages to the backs of these, the stitching will go through them. Leave at least a half inch on the side that is going to have the holes for binding the pages together.
Tuesday 14th of December 2010
I am excited to have another craft blog to look at! I am also excited to see your quiet book ideas, I want to make one for my son! Thanks for sharing!