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I am looking for Quiet Book patterns, the kind that would have activities, like buttons, zippers, etc.
Sheri, I made one for my girl from light weight
denium. I cut the material large enough for several
pages. Zigzaged around them and sewed together
like a book. Next, I drew a tennis shoe looking
down from it. I put eyelets in it and shoe lace to
learn to lace and tie. I cut different shapes from
denium and put snaps on them. I drew the shapes
on a page so she could match the shape and also
learn to snap. I drew crayons on a page in black
permanent marker then colored them in with basic
colors and printed the names under each one: red,
green, blue etc. I put numbers 1-10 on one page
and A B Cs on another. I sewed a zipper on a
page to learn to zip. I can't remember whatelse
I did. It's been 27 years ago. I think my grandkids
have used it too. Have fun! Joyce
Try making a cover with a very simple block method - then for the inside ---- use actual clothing scraps! Cut up that old pair of jeans and use the zipper instead of having to actually sew a zipper on it. Old buttondown shirts can be used from anywhere there are buttons! For lacing? Well, tie the spine of the book together using a lacing method, securing it halfway up so it won't fall apart, but leave part of it open for your child to lace together.
Oh wow I had one of those! My mom made it. It was denim fabric outside and white fabric inside and said "My Quiet Book." I remember a pink dress with yellow buttons inside. I know there was other stuff but I don't remember what. Sorry I don't know of a pattern I totally forgot about that book I had. Thanks for bringing up a nice memory for me.
I have made three of them for my gr children this year for Christmas, would love to share them with you, but not sure how. Brenda