Just in time for christmas! I’ve been seeing all these pins on Pinterest for fabric letters for toddlers, made out of scraps of fabric!
I’ve been very busy with a decorative painting project up in northern Baltimore, and really needed to do something other than painting. With that said, I had no time to look up how these creative DIY mamas made their letters, so here’s a quick tutorial on how to make these fabric letters really quickly!
Print out all 26 letters at about 3.5 inches high. I used Impact Bold as the font.
Sandwich a layer in this order: flannel,fleece, scrap fabric then the paper letter.
We are using a technique used for quilters, called paper piecing. Need I say no more. It’s so easy you’ll be printing and sewing everything!
Before you start sewing make sure you set your stitch length small. This enables the paper to tear away easier.
Start sewing through the 3 fabric layers and the paper!
When your done, tear away the paper to see your letter.
Here’s the profile of the toddler fabric letter. You can see the different colors which will entices curiosity with your little one. Also since the fabric ends are not finished, it’ll fray some adding more tactile interest.
I hope you enjoy! My little guys is already walking around with his fabric letters thinking it’s amazing! Not bad for using up scrap fabric and having some alone time with the sewing machine… And it’s educational. It’s a win win!