Here is how I did it:
- print out A through Z and 0 through 9 in Arial Black font at size 600
- cut the letters and numbers out of the paper
- trace the letters and numbers BACKWARDS on the wrong side of the material (I used a fun chevron cotton print that I had around my house for the front sides)
- cut the letters and numbers out of the cotton [I used pinking shears to help minimize fraying]
- pin the letters and numbers on top of quilt batting (I used a low loft quilt batting that I had sitting around from a quilt I made that was a strange size leaving me quilt batting sitting around) and some felt (I made all the backs the same color, blue, so that they would look like a set and so that the kid would know that the blue side went towards the back and could figure out when they were facing the wrong direction.) [Also I thought the felt was a fun texture.]
- sew the letters and numbers onto the quilt batting and felt [make sure the patterned fabric is now facing right side up]
- cut the letters and numbers out again [once again using pinking shears - it makes fun edges and will help prevent fraying]
*All of my fabric had been washed before I sewed with them so I don't have to worry if they get washed the fabric will shrink and look goofy*
Do you make your own baby gifts?
What do you like to give as baby gifts?