Karen from The Bald Dragonfly here, hoping that you are having fun checking things off your holiday to-do lists! I had a bit of fun making this Children’s Activity Book using Riley Blake’s Holly Jolly fabric by Jen Allyson for my little nephew. This will be his first Christmas and he’s at the inquisitive age, I think this little book will keep him busy. There’s many bright and bold patterns in the Holly Jolly collection, so grab your favorite and cut to size (you’ll need two blocks of each pattern.)
The next step is to plan and execute your pages as they will need to be completed first. After the pages are done, the actual assembly is quite simple! I’m by no means an expert sewer so you know that the execution level on this really is easy.
Leave a portion of each “page” unsewn, as the next step in the process is to turn things the right way and stitch closed again. I took another easy route and did a stitch about an 1/8 of an inch from the outside of the book as a border. Lay the book flat and do a straight stitch right down the middle of all pages and your binding is complete.
Let’s take a look at a few of the pages…
So there you have it, a nice, soft activity book full of things to do, see, touch–all related to the holidays and set off with bright, fun fabric!