Monday, 18 June 2012

Fabric Letters...

You may remember the fabric letters I made as part of the Typography Challenge. I've made some more.

My inspiration came from a rag quilt letters tutorial, by Jessica from Happy Together. Jessica's letters are made with batting and are quilted. I used Jessica's free pattern for the letters, but I made mine slightly differently.

Pin the letters to fabric and felt. If you use felt as a backing, read the care instructions, as many types can't be washed or put in the dryer. I've used acrylic felt which is not suitable for either washing or putting in the dryer.

Being careful to stay away from the pins, sew around the letters. Don't worry if you accidentally sew parts of the paper, as you can tear it away when finished.


Cut close to the stitching. I left my Typography Challenge letters like this, but they are fraying.

Zig zag the edges and you are done.

Here are my fabric letters finished... all pinks and blues.


Four sets of letters for four little people, each set containing the letters of their name.

... Pam

53 comments:

  1. How nice! They came out really cute!

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  2. Just popping over from the Linky Party on Sew Happy Geek,
    I am totally inspired.
    Great idea to make the letters of a little persons name.
    xxxx

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  3. What a great idea to give as a birthday gift!

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  4. Brilliant idea Pam, and so straightforward to make.

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  5. Love these so much, love the colors/fabric you chose. If I had a little one, I would make these for sure. Hugs ~ Mary

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  6. What a great idea and fun way to use a bunch of my fabric scraps! This has popped an idea in my head for Christmas gift tags.

    Also, you may already have it but I'm passing on the SUNSHINE AWARD to you because you have been so inspiring to me and so helpful in growing my blog. Details are on my blog today.

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  7. These are so cute!! What a great idea and so fun!! HUGS, Holly

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  8. Love these, Pam! I've been wanting to make some of these, and your method looks great!

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  9. Excellent tutorial, such a fun and easy project! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

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  10. What a great idea to give away the letters of their names! They look so cool!

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  11. These are so very sweet!!! Love this idea!

    Visiting from etcetorize.

    PS - I'm hosting my 1st giveaway this week...please stop by and enter!
    http://makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com/2012/06/giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you for the link! I made these for my niece but couldn't find the pattern again. I want a set for my classroom. Like I need to start another project.

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  12. This is a gorgeous idea and yet so simple, thank you for sharing (by the way found you via Manic Monday Linky Party) :)

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  13. Great gift ! great Idea , you made a wonderful toy
    mirjam

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  14. Super sweet, thanks the link, love the idea.

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  15. They are so cute! Would make a lovely add on to a baby quilt - thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love these! What a great idea to just do the letters in the recipient's name... thanks for sharing!

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  17. These are really cute and what a wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  18. You will definitely have four very happy little people! I don't know whether I could have the patience to sew so many letters, let alone so nicely!

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  19. These are ADORABLE!! I love love this idea!!

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  20. Great gifts! They are the kind of gifts parents would love too!

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  21. I've got to do an alphabet in kiddie prints. This would definitely be a baby gift that no one else would be giving. Thanks for sharing as always.

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  22. I made a set of letters very similar for my son! I cut around the edges with pinking shears though to help with the fraying.

    Also, following you now. Clicked over from Southern Lovely.

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  23. at first I thought you'd made 4 sets of the entire alphabet and was about to call you a crazy woman! Such a lovely project.

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  24. What a fantastic idea for a present for little people.

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  25. What a great idea Pam! So simple to just sew around the paper letters too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  26. That is such a great idea and I love the colours/fabrics. Very pretty (and handsome, lol). Nice tip about the zig zag stitch. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  27. What colorful, happy letters for the children's names!!!! I love them!!!!!

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  28. Pinning this !!!!! Love it so much!

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  29. What a great idea! Thanks

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  30. I love how you made these Pam, what a great idea to just sew around the letter! I bet the recipients loved their little gift packs.

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  31. This is a great idea for my young girls. I have tons of scraps, so now I just need some time to make them. Thanks so much for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  32. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29-mini-cherry.html

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  33. I love your fabric letters they are gorgeous, what a great idea...

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  34. These are adorable! I've been wanting a set of these with the magnets sewn in =)

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  35. oh I love these! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, more inspiration to fire up the old sewing machine.....

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  36. Thanks so much for linking this post up to my Say G'Day Party, Pam. You are so talented! I wish I could sew...did I ever tell you I failed the sewing component of year 8 Home Economics? Thankfully I received an A for the cooking component!

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  37. Cute! What a great idea. I want to try this. I'm a new follower and would love if you came over to my blgo and followed me at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  38. Very detailed, you are so patient. They've turned out great!

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  39. Thanks so much for posting this link. I've been wanting to use the wooden letters to spell part of my email addr(seweasy4me) in my sewing room but they were so expensive for that many letters. But now I can make a quilted wallhanging with the letters and number appliqued, and the wallhanging would be alot more fun to make.

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  40. These look great! So neat and tidy :)

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  41. This is so Cute! I will have to give this a try.
    Great idea for little hands. :)

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    1. If you make any letters, I'd love to see them.

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  42. I saw your post on Cutesy Crafts Link Party #16. Your letters are awesome. What a great idea! Pinning! My post is #73

    http://freshjuniper.blogspot.com

    Reecea

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  43. These are so cute - - I plan on making some for my son who will be learning his ABC's this year! I am sure he will like some with his favorite characters on them - - Thomas, Percy and James! Thanks for the ideas!

    Jennifer

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  44. I wonder if I can make them double sided and use flanel in the middle...

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