10 Page No-Sew, Machine Sew or Hand Sew Toddler Felt Busy Book Pattern

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If you have always wanted to purchase a cloth busy book for your toddler but can't afford the high prices, this do-it-yourself pattern and instruction manual is for you! Whether you can hand sew, machine sew or can't sew a stitch, you'll be able to make this lovely felt quiet book. All three types of instructions are included with the pattern.

Busy books make wonderful quiet time activities for nap time, car rides, plane rides, doctor's offices or church services.

This busy book contains no loose pieces which can get lost and no rigid objects such as pencils so it is safe for use in the car.

10 Activities Included:

1.Solar system touch and feel with buttons or felt planets
2. Put your hand in the mitten
3. Who is hiding in the grass?
4. Bead slider counting activity
5. Love letter in a mailbox
6. Brush the monkey's teeth
7. Lift-the-flap fruit
8. Bird and the worm game
9. Caterpillar and butterfly in a cocoon
10. Peek-a-boo family photo house

You will need:
- 12 Felt sheets in your choice of colors cut to 9x9 inches for pages
- Felt in an assortment of colors for design pieces
- Sharp fabric scissors
- sewing thread in a variety of colors
- yarn or 1/8 inch wide ribbon
- One chenille stem for caterpillar (sewing version only)
- Family photographs
- Sewing needle or machine with embroidery and serging capabilities
- Permanent fabric marker (optional)
- Scrap canvas fabric or cotton duck (optional)
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Assortment of bead characters for seek-and-find game
- 15 Plastic beads with large holes such as pony beads for counting page
- Embroidery floss in your choice of colors (hand-sewn version only)
- Large, sharp embroidery needle with eye large enough for embroidery floss OR sewing machine
- Low temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks OR fabric paint to use as fabric glue (no sew version)
- Assortment of buttons
- Fabric paints (for the no-sew version)

Simple Hand Stitches Used In This Book:

blanket stitch
running stitch
backstitch
satin stitch


Once purchased, the printable pattern images, 17-page PDF instructions and book photos are available for immediate download. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU PRINT THE PATTERN FULL SIZE ON A PAGE WITH NO MARGINS TO ENSURE THE PATTERN FITS THE 9X9 INCH BUSY BOOK SIZE. Patterns must run to the edge of the page. The edges of the images should be the edges of the page printed. If you cannot get your pattern images to print full-size, you can take them to an office supply store or print shop and have them print the images for you.

Please remember always to supervise your baby or toddler with this toy.


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    love it and im working on it
    Jan 27, 2018 by musicboxcutie
    Jan 7, 2017 by prema
    Jan 7, 2017 by prema
    So easy to put together!
    Dec 3, 2016 by Brittany W Chenenko
    Easy, clear instructions, simple patterns but really awesome activities inside. This is the best busy book I've ever seen. Very happy with my purchase.
    Oct 7, 2016 by Julianna Jordi

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