Baby toys are always fun to make and give, even more so when they have a personal touch. Adding a special message of love makes them even better! By using this American Sign Language alphabet print by Samarra Khaja these baby blocks actually spell out
L-O-V-E:Braille print alphabet fabric shows each English letter in a digital-looking font, and its Braille dot equivalent, in the same color to also spell love in another way on each block:
balloon animal print and matching stripe print, so I used those for the alternating sides. You could use any fun prints to make these blocks, but using these adds a little extra educational flair:) Spell "Love" or the child's name for a unique & personal gift. Ready to make some? Here's how -
- 1/4yd cuts of each of the 4 Samarra Khaja fabrics from Timeless Treasures
- 1 yd Pellon Fusible Fleece interfacing
- Fiberfill stuffing
- Sewing Machine & Notions (iron, press cloth, pins, ruler, hand sewing needle, thread, scissors/rotary cutter)
First cut twenty-four (24) 4.25in x 4.25in squares from the fabrics and from the Fusible Fleece. Cut two squares of the fun prints for each block and a single letter block each of the Braille and the ASL prints (making sure to center each block on each chosen letter):
Then complete remaining side seams to complete the block (leaving a 2in gap on one side for turning the block right side out), making sure the seam cross at the corners:
Stuff with fiberfill until nice and full. Hand stitch the opening closed with a slipstitch.
Repeat with the remaining blocks:
And get ready to share the love with baby!
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