Activity Book with Holly Jolly Fabrics

December 5th, 2011

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!

 

14 Responses to “Activity Book with Holly Jolly Fabrics”

  1. Angie says:

    What a FANTASTIC project Karen – I love all of the different textures in this book!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)
    xxx

  2. lynn says:

    beautifully done, karen! love it!

  3. Chunyuan says:

    cute and fun. Perfect for holidays.

  4. erin says:

    Wow, you’ve got me fooled on the non-expert sewer… what a heart warming gift.

  5. Trinh says:

    Such a special gift!

  6. Alice W. says:

    such a fab idea for a gift, Karen! wonderful project as always!

  7. Barb says:

    Karen, this is absolutely amazing! What a wonderfully cute idea for a young child! Beautifully done!

  8. jen shears says:

    You don’t get to call yourself a non-sewer anymore!
    This is so fun- your nephew & sister will LOVE it- what a special gift!

  9. Jenny M says:

    I adore this little fabric book Karen, the Christmas theme makes it even more sweet:0 It’s just perfect.
    Jenny x

  10. nicole says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. What a fun little book.

  11. ~amy~ says:

    What a super sweet project Karen!

  12. Jen W. says:

    Karen, this book is fabulous! I want one for me! :)

  13. lisa arana says:

    karen, this is just a super wonderful gift. what mother wouldn’t feel the love you put in to it for their child and what child wouldn’t have fun playing with all your fabulous ideas. Your sister and nephew will love it! xx

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