Friday, March 19, 2010

Mini Makeover Part 2 & a tutorial

Part two of mini makeover: I've seen these cute little blockies around and just had to make some for my Oliver.
Wanna make some to?

Here's how to make adorable lettered fabric blocks for your baby.
You'll need:
  • Six 3.5" squares of fabric per letter (36 for me)
  • Heat n Bond
  • Scrap fabric for letters
  • Letters traced or printed from your computer
  • Batting
1- Trace your letter onto Heat n Bond and cut out roughly around the letter (remember to do the letter in reverse).
2- Cut out six 3.5" squares for each block you want to make.
3-Following the directions on the Heat n Bond packaging, iron each letter onto one square.
4- Sew around each letter.
5- Sew 4 squares sides to sides together.
6- Pinning the top and bottom squares to the ends of the "coming together" block, make sure to match the corners and then sew around. This can be tricky, it kind of takes trial and error to learn how far to go to on the corners.
7- Leave a small opening to turn your block right side out with, and then stuff it with batting. Hand sew the hole closed.
If you wanted a crisper more square look to your blocks, I bet if you added some interfacing to each square it would give you that effect. I wanted a softer more playable look for these.

There you go! Now you have some cutie-patootie soft blocks for your baby.

How lucky am I that OLIVER is six letters? As always, let us know if you have any questions!

Partying with AmyLouWho and My Romantic Home.

23 comments:

jmberrygirl said...

Let me just say THANK YOU! I am making these this weekend. I'm going to spell "BRIGGS" in blocks for my little one due in July!

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Meg these are super darling! Love them. I want to make some for my little baby dude! Super cute and love the big stitching around the letters, really stands out!

Amy said...

Super Duper cute!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Oh...so cute! Love your color combo you used.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Very cute, love the brown and orange together! I just wanna squish them :o)

Alyssa said...

Great idea.

Kristen said...

Cute!!! Great idea!

Tasha said...

Love them!!

Mrs Moen said...

How adorable!

grammajill said...

Cute cute Ollie! What a lucky baby boy!

ktquilts said...

Great idea! Thanks for the fun tute!
Blessings,
KT

Rita E said...

These are too neat! Great tutorial ... thanks for sharing!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love these blocks! A great idea for baby gifts!! Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed having you visit my blog. I love your child's name, Addison. Adelaide is not a family name.. just a name that we loved. And Adelaide has always loved her name too. It suits her!! Love & blessings from NC!

Leslie said...

these are so cute and look adorable.

Sew It UP! said...

It's my nieces birthday in a couple of weeks and I'm so making these for her! The are just so perfect and Thank YOu!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness... those are adorable!

~Jennifer

Nina... said...

Great idea! Thanks for the "tute"!

Sara said...

great tutorial, meg!
hmmm maybe i should make some for simon!

it's a great idea to spell out baby's name on them. fun new twist to the stuffed block. you're genious!

Sara said...

wow, I misspelled GENIUS!
i'm so smart.

Julie said...

How adorable! You are so talented!!!!!

lafamigliadesignllc said...

Sooo darling! Thanks for sharing this. Monica

amylouwho said...

very cute! SO many things I want to make for baby....

Craft and Decorate said...

Hi! I've tried your project and shared it on my blog, with linking back to your page of course ;)
http://craftanddecorate.blogspot.com/2012/08/yumusak-isim-kupleri-baby-blocks.html