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A present for Jacob

Added Nov 2, 2009

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






I made this fabric book for my friend Hayley’s baby. Some of the things are memories of things Hayley and I did, others are just random ideas. It took me forever to finish cos I couldn’t figure out a nice way to join all the pages together. Finally thought of blanket stitching them.

I made a little bag thingy too to match.

More info here on my blog.

Material Notes

Cotton, felt, satin, corduroy, denim (I used lots of scrap fabric so it’s a big mix), embroidery thread, some kind of batting for between the pages




Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Satin

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    Nov 2, 2009, 07.34 PMby gray

    Really sweet- have a look at ‘Fabric art Journals’ by Pam Sussman. It might help you with future projects on fabric books…

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.40 PMby fabricaddict

    P.s – do you iron iterfacing or anything onto the cut out fabric to stop it fraying??

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      Nov 2, 2009, 05.48 PMby Jodi Wade

      No, I didn’t put interfacing or anything on it. It shouldn’t really fray – I zig-zagged right over the edge of it. Except on Hayley’s skirt but I like frayed denim

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.39 PMby fabricaddict

    this is SUCH a stunning book!!! wow I love it, I have a 6 month old who would love a book like this – and what a special item for Jacob to always keep – you are very clever!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 05.19 PMby tamaracaracol


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    Nov 2, 2009, 03.26 PMby sewneenee

    I love your book, and am sure Haley and Jacob will too. I always cherished handmade gifts. You did a great job!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 01.36 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Ohhh, it s fantastic!!! Thanks for idea,.I m going to become aunty soon and thinking what to make:)))

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    Nov 2, 2009, 12.10 PMby sewella

    It’s absolutely adorable!

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    Nov 2, 2009, 08.03 AMby gillthecat

    really nice is that a zigzag stitch to edge or satin

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      Nov 2, 2009, 04.59 PMby Jodi Wade

      it’s a small zig-zag (my machine’s button-hole stitch….)

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