Friday, May 20

DIY Fabric Letters

What a great DIY project this is!

I love using monograms and large initials for decorating and for parties. Everyone seems to love seeing their "special letter" as a focal point, although sometimes it's difficult to find "your" specific letter. The stores always seem to be sold out of the very one you need. Or sometimes I want something really large, especially for a great party feature or centerpiece, but those large letters are not only hard to find, they are expensive, too.

That's where this little project comes in.


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When I came across this cute idea for fabric letters from Lindsay over at Artsy Fartsy Mama, I knew I wanted to share it with all of you. Make them as large or as small as you wish.... hang them on the wall.... use them for party table backdrops or even banners.... give your toddler a new tactile play toy.... the possibilities are numerous. And the part that I like best is the fabric -- I'm kind of a fabric junkie anyway. No painting.... no decoupaging.... just pick out a few of your favorite fabrics and wah-lah! You've got a perfectly coordinated bedroom or party decoration.



Here's what you will need:

Fabric for front and back of letters
Quilt batting
Sewing machine
Scissors, pin, etc.
Letter templates


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And Lindsay is sweet enough to share a step-by-step tutorial for all of us newbies, too.



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Cute and textured, too. I love these!



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Lindsay was inspired to make letters to decorate her daughter's bedroom after seeing these adorable alphabet toy creations from Oh So Happy Together. If you take a look there, she's even got some great templates for the letters. Here's the download link for the uppercase ones.

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How much fun is that?

I just have to say how glad I am that it's Friday...... our last Friday of the school year!
Only two more school days left.... yippee!!

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5 comments:

Lindsay @ Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Thanks so much for featuring my rag letters! They are so fun! :)

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Oh, these are really great. I could use them for my little girl's room. I hope these aren't hard to make. I'm excited just now to make them.

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CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on May. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

Richard Miraldi said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies , under the Page 4 post on May. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

Curious Catherine said...

I just finished making a classroom set... that's a LOT of work! I love that you shared where you found the DIY... I used the template and that made the process so much faster. I added magnets within the fabric so I have more versatility.

Thanks so much for sharing. Your post was inspiration in me taking on the task. (I may have to do lower case letters after seeing how cute Zoey turned out)