Monday, March 9, 2015

Courtney's Harry Potter Quiet Book

I don't know about you, but I love Harry Potter. When I was a teenager I had the books on tape, and I think I listened to each of them about a hundred times. Last summer I reread the books for the first time in years, and enjoyed them just as much as ever.

Today I get to share with you an awesome Harry Potter Quiet Book made by the talented Courtney from the blog "Today I Felt Crafty" (which is such an adorable blog and you should really check it out). Her pages are so cute and creative and well made. I could write a paragraph about each one because I like them so much, but I'll restrain myself and just let you enjoy them on your own.

I really love this picture below because it shows so clearly how to construct a cover:

 Plus it has some fun added detail on the back cover:

Starting on the activity pages, first there's a Gryffindor uniform button page:

Then she has a Room of Requirements "I Spy" page:

A Gringotts counting page:

A Grimmauld Place family tree:

A quidditch page:

A Triwizard Cup puzzle:

And a Dobby sock matching page:


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
My name is Courtney and I am a working mom who enjoys crafting at night.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
I made this for my 18 month-old son, but he probably won't enjoy most of the activities until he's 2.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Advanced beginner? :)

How long did it take you?
It took me about two and half weeks to finish, working most nights after work. I probably spent a total of 15-20 hours on this book.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
I didn't use any templates, but I used Imagine Our Life's sock matching page for inspiration for one of my pages.

How did you bind your quiet book? 
The cover is made from cotton fabric and firm interfacing to give it structure. The pages secure to the cover with binder rings.

What material are the pages made out of? 
My pages have a layer of firm interfacing in between two layers of felt, and two grommets installed along the left edge.

What other materials did you use?
I used snaps, buttons, clear vinyl, assorted beads and trinkets, and plastic rings.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
The supplies probably cost me $50-$60 total, but I have a lot left over to use on other projects.

What's your favorite page? Why? 
The quidditch page is my favorite, because it is my own design and came out exactly how I pictured it!

If you want to make any of  the pages from this book, you should really check out Courtney's post about it on her own blog: Today I Felt Crafty: Harry Potter Quiet Book Pages. It has more pictures and she explains exactly how she put together each page! Definitely check it out!

Additionally, here's her post on how she constructed the cover: Today I Felt Crafty: Harry Potter Quiet Book. And, because it's so cute, another quiet book she's made: Today I Felt Crafty: Feel the Weather Pillow Book. Her blog really is so cute and has lots of felt crafts, from play food to quiet mats to busy boards and, of course, quiet books.

Courtney, thank you so much for sharing your awesome Harry Potter quiet book with us!

Have you made a quiet book that you'd like to share? Click here for instructions on how to submit your own quiet book!


  1. I love this but am NOT crafty at all. Would you consider making them for profit. I would pay good money for the HP quiet book.

    1. Hi Shirley! Sorry - I'm just now seeing this! Please send me a message through my Etsy shop if you're still interested!


  2. Courtney, would you take a customer order for another themed quiet book? Maybe Tangled? And how much would that be?

  3. Love this book. I have a great-niece who loves Harry Potter and her little girl is turning one this weekend. I am trying to make her one of these. I normally sew most of my gifts but trying this instead. Does the felt hold up in washing? Thanks so much for sharing.