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Topic: Felt name book for my little girl (picture heavy!)  (Read 33375 times)
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« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2006 10:53:29 AM »

did you machine-sew that, or was it hand-sewn?

It's all hand-sewn!

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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2006 10:57:50 AM »

how you attached the pages to the binding?

i'm going to try to explain, but i'm not sure it'll make sense... i can't really show, since you can't see it with the way the binding is now.

the binding is two pieces of felt, identical rectangles - one for sewing the pages onto, and the other covering the stiching of the first one (so the purple is the second piece in my book). each page is attached to the first piece of felt with a running stitch that makes use of the blanket stitching that goes all around it. in other words, the running stitch goes through the loops of the blanket stitch on the side that needs to be attached to the binding. i spaced the pages about half an inch apart to allow room for them to open flat.

does that make sense?
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2006 05:20:50 PM »

yes somewhat, but do you mind if i kinda use ur idea? i really love it!
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« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2006 06:13:01 PM »

yes somewhat, but do you mind if i kinda use ur idea? i really love it!

oh, totally, go for it! the more fun handmade presents for happy babies the better Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2006 12:10:50 PM »

i don't understand how to do a uh a blanket stich do u have good link or so to help me out? i think i know but am not sure. Please and thank you.  Smiley


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is it the stich going all around the book?
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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2006 06:50:16 PM »

is it the stich going all around the book?

yeah, blanket stitch is the diagonal stitching going around each book page. running stitch is the most basic kind of stitch - in and out of the fabric, making a dotted straight line.
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« Reply #36 on: October 06, 2006 10:08:29 PM »

kk, cool, i will try to start working on it as soon as possible because her bday is in november. but as a 14 year old girl , there is not much time to make it. i really hope though, it will turn out good. oh, and did you just simply buy felt from the craft store? oh, and won't your child put her mouth on it, causing it to uh like come off? i'm not sure.

Thanks for all your help!  Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2006 01:30:50 PM »

OMG... baby Lara has the bestest mom EVER!  That's the kind of treasured keepsake that gets carried around even into adulthood.

I'm half tempted to have kids just so I can make one of these too. Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2006 11:55:06 AM »

Absolutely stunning - and all the more precious that your me-time/her nap-time time was spent on doing this for your darling little one. I know how stolen those crafting moments have to be.

I see her having this as an heirloom to tell her own daughter/son about. It might get ratty and well-loved with age, but it will always mean so much to her!!

(my mom framed a piece of my quilted security blanket (scraps) when I left for college).
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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2006 06:48:05 AM »

This is absolutely adorable-what a sweet idea!!
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