DIY: Fabric Picture Book

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DIY Fabric Picture Book

DIY Fabric Picture Book

Babies and toddlers love to look at photos of themselves and family members. Why not make your child a DIY one of a kind Fabric Photo Book she can play with? This crafty photo book is perfect for all little hands because it's soft to touch and puts Baby at the center of attention! In just a few quick hours you will have an extra special baby book that is one amazing memory keeper!

Supplies:

  • white cotton fabric
  • non-fusible fleece (quilt batting)
  • quilt-basting spray
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • white thread
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • quilting ruler
  • transfer paper (Lesley Riley's Transfer Artist Paper is perfect for this project, but other photo transfer paper will work as well)
  • inkjet printer
  • 8 favorite digital photographs to print

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut white cotton fabric into 4 rectangles measuring 8½ inches x 11 inches. For cutting ease, place a piece of letter size paper on top of fabric and use it as a template; press cotton fabric so there are no wrinkles and cut.
DIY Picture Book - Step 1

Step 2: Print out your 8 photographs onto the transfer artist paper. Each photo should measure 5 inches x 7 inches, so you can print two photos on each piece of transfer paper.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 2

Step 3: Place transfer paper image-side-down onto white fabric. Press with a hot iron. Follow instructions on transfer paper package instruction.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 3

Step 4: Using a rotary cutter, trim all fabric images down to 5 inches x 7 inches. You should have 8 images.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 4

Step 5: Place 2 fabric images together, right sides facing each other. Pin at the stitching edge if needed, however, try not to pin too much, because pinning leaves holes in the images. Place into sewing machine and stitch together with a ¼ inch seam allowance. Repeat for all other images. You should now have 4 long photo rectangles.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 5

Step 6: Cut batting into 2 rectangles measuring 4½ inches x 13½ inches. Spray the batting with the quilting basting spray and place onto the back of the photo rectangle. Press gently to adhere.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 6

Step 7: Place 2 photo rectangles right sides together. Pin, only if needed. Place into sewing machine and stitch together with a ¼ inch seam allowance. Stitch along the outside edge, leave a 4 inch opening at the bottom. Repeat for the other 2 photo rectangles.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 7

Step 8: Trim all corners.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 8

Step 9: Turn right-side-‚Äčout through the opening at the bottom. Wiggle corners into place.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 9

Step 10: Handstitch the bottom opening closed. Repeat for other rectangle.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 10

Step 11: Place the photo rectangles on top of each other. Line them up at the middle seam. Place into your sewing machine and stitch together at middle seam. Backstitch at each end.
DIY Fabric Picture Book - Step 11

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DIY Fabric Picture Book

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