This is the second part of the Quiet Book How To Series. You can check out my post on the Title Page to get instructions on how to make it.
From now on we will be making two pages, a front and back. For the front of the page I wanted a "This Book Belongs To.." Page with my daughters picture. For the back page I wanted a numbers page where she can pull off the numbers and match them to the page.
- 1 sheet of 9" x 12" pink felt
- 1 sheet of 9" x 12" purple felt
- iron on transfer paper
- "This Book Belongs to.." printable*
- Frame template printable*
- Quart Size Freezer Ziplock Bag
- 4" x 6" picture of the child
- Print out the "This Book Belongs to.." printable onto iron on transfer paper.
- Iron onto pink felt sheet on the top part of the page. I went about 3 inches down from the top.
- Print out frame template.
- Cut out the template and pin to the purple felt. Cut out frame.
- Use the back frame pattern to cut rectangle from the ziplock bag.
- Place Top Frame on top of clear sheet and sew around inner rectangle.
- Place Back Frame, clear sheet, then top frame underneath where you ironed on the words in step 2.
- Pin in place and sew the sides and bottom of the frame to the sheet. You want to leave the top open to slip in the picture.
- 7 sheets of 9" x 12" felt in pink, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, red
- Numbers Page Template*
- Sticky Back Velcro
- Fusible Web
- Sewing Machine
- 4 sheets of card stock
- 2 grommets
- Print out Numbers Page Template.
- 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 numbers. Trace an extra "5". Cut the word "numbers" and each number apart (you should have 2 sets of numbers 1-5).
- Place the "numbers" word on top of the purple page and iron on. Let cool slightly then cut the letters out. 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 1's should be red, etc). Iron on, cool slightly then peel paper.
- Iron on the word "numbers" to the top of the pink page, going down one inch from the top. Make sure your iron is not too hot because it can melt the felt. (I use a mini hand held iron.)
- Going down another 1 1/2 inch from the "numbers" word iron on the 1, 2 and 3. Going down about 2 inches iron on the 4 and 5.
- Using a sewing machine, sew around each number with a straight stitch.
- Cut Velcro into about 1/2" squares and peel off paper from one side. Press on to the middle of each number.
- 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.
- Sew around each sandwiched number using a straight stitch.
- Peel off remaining paper from each piece of Velcro and press it's loose matching number on top.
- Now when you peel off the loose number it should have the other piece of Velcro attached to it.
- Take the two completed pages and sandwich them together. The picture page should be on top and the numbers page behind. Stitch a 1/4" seam around 3 sides of the two pieces of felt.
- Slip all of the card stock sheets into the opening of the felt squares you just sewed. Sew the opening shut.
- Place grommets 3 inches down from top and bottom.
- Attach to the title page 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 numbers 6-10 and a shapes page.