I love these little felt cutouts of machinery from Imagine If, and the little boys in my life also love trucks. So I decided to make a book that even a small boy can enjoy, a fabric one. You can find them in sets of three here and here.
I started out by cutting my pieces of fabric 4″x12″, some thick cotton I had left over from another project. I then chose which truck would go one which page, glued on the centre, and traced some letters on the bottom. Then came the time consuming part – the sewing. I often sew in front of the TV in the evenings, so that is what I did; I wanted to make sure that no bits were going to come off while being played with by a 1 year old. And I stitched the words with a thicker cotton.
Once I had all the machinery sewn on with their names, I sewed the back and front of each double page together, leaving a hole for turning through. I pressed the pages and then stitched down the centre a couple of times to make the spine firm.
I love the fact these are cut out in felt so can easily be used for a fabric project a well as on a papercrafts project. And there are so many other felt designs from Imagine If.