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DIY Felt Alphabet Letters for baby

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feltalphabet3One of my interests, as a stay-at-home mom, is to incorporate Montessori aspects into my son’s environment.  I strive to have his play time be enriching as well as fun.  *You can check out my guests posts as “Parent Coach” on Age of Montessori.  Anyway, around 8 months, I decided I wanted him to have some alphabet letters that he could touch and enjoy.

 

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Supplies:

  • Felt (I picked colors that match the nursery)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

I started making the felt alphabet letters based on this tutorial from A Nest for All Seasons.

http://www.anestforallseasons.com/

http://www.anestforallseasons.com/

 Step 1 worked great. You just find a set of letters online in a font that you like, and cut out the letters in the felt.  Step 2, however, really did not work out. I have no idea how people actually get the stuffing to stay inside when you are hand sewing letters like this.  For me, it totally didn’t work.

Instead, for step 2, I decided to cut out a slightly smaller version of the letters in a different color felt, and then sewed that second letter on top of the first letter with my sewing machine.  WAY easier!  This helped the letters to have enough texture/bulk, but no stuffing required!

I used the zigzag stitch equivalent to “D” on this picture, and really liked that additional touch on how the letters looked. Singer-1748-Sewing-Machine-Stitch-Reference-Guide-300x200

Best of all, he has enjoyed this DIY toddler toy from age 8-13 months!

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Author: FLORA

I am a new post-career SAHM, living in Bozeman Montana. I share stories and ideas from parenting with a Montessori and Positive Discipline inspired perspective. Also, I LOVE DIY projects and finding great ways to use thrift store or hand-made toys for my little one.
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