Monday, July 23, 2012

A, B, C's...

For Colin's birthday I wanted to give him a magnetic alphabet.... and what better way to do that than to make it myself?!  - Just a side note... his birthday isn't until September, but I didn't want to run out of time, so I started really early!-

It was actually really simple, and I love the way they turned out!  I had most of the fabric on hand, and I had a stencil that I had used to make his birthday banner (which I just realized I never posted about...)  I just traced the letter onto the fabric (the reverse side, of course, so the front of the letter wouldn't have trace marks).

Then I folded the fabric in half, so I would have the letter covered on the front and back.  In between the fabric I put batting and a magnet.  Then I just used my sewing machine and stitched around the letter I had traced.  Once I had it all stitched, I just cut the excess off, and viola!

Don't look too close =)  This was a nice way of doing it because it didn't require me to be too detailed, which I am, and the letters will fray a bit as they are worn, but that will just give them some personality!  I just love the way they turned out!  Can't wait to give them to Colin!  And I figured I would make a small magnet board (out of a cookie sheet) so they won't be all over my kitchen floor =) 


Laura said...

Very cute!!

L Davis said...

They look Great! I think Garet likes them too!