First Time Mom and Losing It: Quiet Book How To Series: Number and Shapes Page #Tutorial

Friday, March 7, 2014

Quiet Book How To Series: Number and Shapes Page #Tutorial


This is the third part of the Quiet Book How To Series. You can check out my posts below to make the pages for part one and two:
Title Page
Picture Page and Numbers Part 1 Page

From now on we will be making two pages, a front and back. The front is part 2 of the Numbers Page. The back page is part 1 of the Shapes Page. I got the idea for the shapes page from this pin.

Numbers Page
  • 7 sheets of 9" x 12" felt in pink, blue, green, orange, yellow, red
  • Numbers Page 2 Template*
  • Sticky Back Velcro
  • Fusible Web
  • Sewing Machine
  1. Print out Numbers Page 2 Template.
  2. Cut a piece of fusible web large enough to cover the page. Place printed paper under fusible web. You should be able to see the printed paper through the fusible web. Trace the numbers. Cut  each number apart (you should have 2 sets of numbers 6 - 10).
  3. Place each number on top of a different color of the pages (except for the pink). You want each number to be a different color (make sure you use the same color for each number. Like all the 6's should be red, etc). Iron on, cool slightly then peel paper. 
  4. Going down about 2 inches from the top, iron on the 6, 7 and 8. Make sure your iron is not too hot because it can melt the felt. (I use a mini hand held iron.)
  5. Going down another 2 inches iron on the 9 and 10.  
  6. Using a sewing machine, sew around each number with a straight stitch. 
  7. Cut Velcro into about 1/2" squares and peel off paper from one side. Press on to the middle of each number. 
  8. Take each remaining number and iron on to a piece of felt the same color. Cut around the number so that now you have a number with two layers. 
  9. Sew around each sandwiched number using a straight stitch.
  10. Peel off remaining paper from each piece of Velcro and press it's loose matching number on top. 
  11. Now when you peel off the loose number it should have the other piece of Velcro attached to it.
Shapes Page
  • 7 sheets of 9" x 12" felt in light blue, blue, green, orange, yellow, red (you will have extra from the page above so you don't have to purchase a light blue)
  • Shapes Page Template*
  • Black Sharpie or fabric marker
  • Sticky Back Velcro
  • Fusible Web
  • Sewing Machine
  1. Print out Shapes Page Template.
  2. Cut a piece of fusible web large enough to cover the page. Place printed paper under fusible web. You should be able to see the printed paper through the fusible web. Trace the letters and shapes. Cut the word "shapes" and each shape apart (you should have 2 sets of  each shape).
  3. Iron the word shapes onto the purple felt. Cut each letter out and peel off paper. 
  4. Iron the letters one inch from the top of the light blue page. 
  5. Cut out the shapes from the template you printed. Place the circle, triangle, and square one inch below the letters. Using the sharpie, trace around each shape. Go down 2 inches from the shapes you just traced and do the same for the remaining shapes. 
  6. Cut Velcro into about 1/2" squares and peel off paper from one side. Press on to the middle of each traced shape on the page.
  7. Place each remaining fused shape on top of a different color of the pages (except for the light blue or purple). You want each shape to be a different color (make sure you use the same color for each shape. Like all the triangle's should be red, etc). Iron on, cool slightly then cut out shape and peel paper. 
  8. Take each shape and iron on to a piece of felt the same color. Cut around the shape so that now you have a shape with two layers. 
  9. Sew around each sandwiched shape using a straight stitch.
  10. Peel off remaining paper from each piece of Velcro and press it's loose matching shape on top. 
  11. Now when you peel off the loose shape it should have the other piece of Velcro attached to it.
Finishing
  • 4 sheets of card stock
  • 2 grommets
  1. Take the two completed pages and sandwich them together. The numbers page should be on top and the shapes page behind. Stitch a 1/4" seam around 3 sides of the two pieces of felt. 
  2. Slip all of the card stock sheets into the opening of the felt pages you just sewed. Sew the opening shut.
  3. Place grommets 3 inches down from top and bottom on the left side with the number page facing up. 
  4. Attach to the rest of the pages using the rings.
* To print templates and printables: Click on the link, Download, then Direct Download. Save onto your computer where you can easily find it. Then Open the file, press File.. Print and pick the Actual size option.

** Stay tuned for my next tutorial where I will be making a page for part 2 of the shapes and a paper doll page. 


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31 comments:

  1. I wish I was more into doing things like this. My kids would love it!

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  2. What a great tutorial! That is such a cute book and would be a great quiet time book for church :)

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  3. This is a great craft for our homeschool!

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  4. What a great tutorial, I had looked into buying one and they were so expensive!

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  5. What a amazing book to create!

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  6. I'm putting this on some group boards!

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  7. wow, this is wonderful. Nicely done.

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  8. This is so great! I think my son would love it.

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  9. This is so creative and such a great way to promote learning and art! I would love to do this with my niece!

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  10. These are so cute! My little ones would love these. I'm pinning this to Pinterest for later!

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  11. These little craft books are so cute...I wish I knew my way around a sewing machine.

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  12. There is nothing better than these craft books. They have been around forever and nothing can top them. Good job on yours!

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  13. Same here, I wish I could sew better so I can make craft books like these myself. :)

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  14. This is adorable. It is a such a great idea

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  15. So cute. This would have been awesome when my kids were younger. They are all quite a bit older now though.

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  16. I want to make one of these for my little guy. I pinned it so I could find it later.

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  17. Great Tutorial This Is Sooo Adorable Would Make A Great Gift!!

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  18. This would be wonderful for my son.

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  19. Terrific book. I'm afraid my stitching wouldn't be very straight, but the little ones wouldn't know. It's a really fun book and I love all the color.

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  20. What a very wonderful craft book to do with kids.

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  21. I need to pin this so I can do it later. I have a 6 month old baby and this will be great for her during church. I can have church-related pages so she can have her quiet scripture time. Thank you!

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  22. Great idea for craft book. I have a toddler of 2,5 years, this is good for him to learn number and shape. thanks for the idea

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  23. This is a very good tutorial :)

    If I ever get to have another child, I will request that people only give us natural "old fashion" toys.
    Like wood, wool and so on. I really don't want a lot of plastic toys with sounds. Going all natural is the goal ;)

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  24. FANTASTIC idea - I never thought to make a "quiet" book with felt, I love this!

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  25. That's SO cute. I used to love wooden puzzles that had numbers and colors and this uses the same concept but I love that you can make them yourself.

    Dee Mauser
    http://www.bellasavvy.net

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  26. You're making me wish my son was younger again! This is so cute and I wish I had done something like this for him.

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  27. Very neat. I admire your being crafty and creative!

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  28. Love this. We are going to have a class on making books like this in our homeschool co-op next fall. Visiting from Bloggers Lending a Hand

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  29. Nice idea...
    All kids love it, i’m sure on it...
    I hope i had printer here to do this things too...


    Xoxo,
    Rh0ze (My Online World)
    http://broken-promises.info

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  30. This Is Adorable Would Make A Great Gift

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