First Time Mom and Losing It: Quiet Book How To Series: Simple Quiet Book Cover Tutorial

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quiet Book How To Series: Simple Quiet Book Cover Tutorial


I wanted to finish the look of my the quiet book from my How-To Series so I decided to make a cover. I got inspiration from Serving Pink Lemonade.

Quiet Book Cover
  • 1 yard of fleece
  • Sewing machine
  • Velcro
  1. Cut fleece into two rectangles that are   "12 1/2" x 21 1/2 ". Cut two more rectangles that are 1 1/2" x  3 3/4". 
  2. Take the two smaller pieces of fleece sandwich together and sew all around. Take a 1/2" square of Velcro and sew on to one of the ends of the rectangle you just sewed. 
  3. Take two larger rectangles and sandwich together. Take smaller rectangle and pin to the middle of the right side. Make sure Velcro is on out side and facing down. Sew all around using a 1/4" seam. 
  4. Fold in half and place a pin on the top and bottom of the fold to mark the middle. Go down 2 1/4" inches from top and bottom of pin and mark. Place another mark 1/4" from the left and right side of the mark. 
  5. Using the 4 marks you made last make a buttonhole on each mark. 
  6. Place remaining piece of Velcro to match other end of Velcro and sew in place.
  7. Place rings through button holes and add all of the pages. 

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42 comments:

  1. I've seen these a couple times before, and they seem like such great ideas! You actually make it look pretty easy too!

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  2. This would make such a nice gift to give to a young child. They also appreciate when they receive something handmade by the giver!

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  3. I appreciate your presentation.. great ideas its cool

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  4. What an amazing idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I love this! You make it looks so easy, my guess is mine wouldn't come out quite so nice looking, though!

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  6. I need this for my youngest, yet loudest child.

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  7. I Just Love This My Girls Are Going To Enjoy Making This With Mommy Thank You!

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  8. Looks simple enough to make. I love making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY. So thank you for this great idea! Love this so much!

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  9. This is a great idea.. my daughter can use this for her gymnastic competitions.. she logs all her meets..

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  10. I love this! Thanks for the step by step instructions - I think even I could do it!

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  11. I love it!! This would be perfect to give to a little one :) Plus my youngest likes making crafts I think he would have a blast helping me pick out colors for our book

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  12. This looks like a nice book cover and can also be nice gifts.

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  13. You have been sharing the steps for some time now. I am wondering how long it actually took you to make.

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  14. So adorable! My daughter would love to help me make that! Thanks for sharing!

    -Tara
    www.pookasfamily.com

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  15. Great for toddlers so pages do not rip!

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  16. I love these book ideas. My daughter is loving the ones I have made from your tutotirals

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  17. I need to get started with the quiet book. I love to see your patterns and helpful tutorials, so I just need to get going. I want to include biblical stories and Christian principles so that we can take it to Church on Sundays.

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  18. Great project there! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. What a great tute! I set off to make a quiet book for my daughter but made it so complicated I quit. I should have seen this first:)
    http://www.itzybellababy.com

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  20. it looks easy enough - now to get the sewing machine..... :D

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  21. I have always wanted to do something like this and know my girls would love it too! Thank you for such clear step by step instructions! This gives my something to do with them on those rainy days!

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  22. This makes me wish I knew how to sew! We got a sewing machine this Christmas for our girls but I still haven't "taught" myself. I need to get started on that.

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  23. I have absolutely loved this series! I always wanted to make these books for my big kids but they are too big now, so I have to make one for my babies first birthday

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  24. This is indeed perfect for kids and you make it look so easy.

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  25. I want to make one of these for my 1yo for while my 6yo is at swim practice.

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  26. That is really cool book! I love the way fleece feels, too.

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  27. Love these thanks for the info. Great idea.

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  28. I could think of a ton of things to add to this! Thank you for the steps! You make it look so easy!

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  29. This book is amazing. Great for places like church and doctors

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  30. It's very time I should confess that I'm totally in love with it. Hand-made goods always worth more than any other thing. My Mom teaches LKG, how about gifting this Cover to her on coming mother's day? Thanks for the guide :D

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  31. lovely idea!!! this is such a nice personalize gift to give

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  32. Such a great idea and easy way to do it. Thanks for sharing, I love this.

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  33. This is creative way of giving importance to books. Thanks for sharing it

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  34. My kids all loved these. I think that you've inspired me to make some for the grand kids!

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  35. I love your quiet book tutorials! Now I just need to carve out some time and make some for my little! These are fabulous!

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  36. I love your project here...nice tutorial anyways...thanks for sharing...

    xoxo,
    MY ONLINE WORLD
    http://broken-promises.info

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  37. This is such a super cute idea!! I'm sensing a trip to Joanne's soonnnnnnnnn

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  38. This is such an adorable idea!

    My nephew is going to love it. Thanks for sharing it with the tutorial!

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  39. Gosh now this is awesome - love it! Very cute too!

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