Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sarah's Dinosaur Roll-Up Quiet Book

Today I get to share with you a dinosaur-themed quiet book that is totally awesome and unique! Sarah made this "roll up" quiet book for her friend's son. I've never seen a quiet book made quite like this before. Instead of sewing the pages back to back and then binding them all along one edge, Sarah sewed all the pages side by side to one piece of background fabric. Think: quilt. It's a great idea if binding a quiet book seems like an intimidating prospect; sewing the pages together like this would be very straightforward. And the ribbon on the outside that ties it together when it's rolled up is so cute!

Each "page" of this quiet book has a different dinosaur or activity, with cute fabrics chosen for the background (I personally *love* that the little dinosaur that comes out of the egg matches the big dinosaur on the next page). Please, enjoy!


What's your name? Describe yourself in one sentence. 
Sarah. Finance Director, amateur arts and crafts, complete beginner in sewing.

Who did you make this quiet book for? How old are they? 
A friend's son, Janko, who is turning 1 years old and having a dinosaur theme party.

What's your level of sewing experience? 
Beginner. I purchased a basic sewing machine a month ago and this was my third time using it (reading instructions and youtube).

How long did it take you?
Probably 15 hours spread over a week.

Did you use any templates? Where can they be found? 
No but I did get the idea of a roll up book from here: Mouse House: My Creative Space - Roll Up Busy Book

How did you bind your quiet book? 
As a beginner, I didn't bind it (too complicated for me) but sewed it all together to roll up and tie with a ribbon. Sewing the ribbon on was so easy and I think it looks really neat.

What material are the pages made out of? 
Material (I don't even know the difference between material types!) with felt. The material on the back is a local south african material called tshwe-tshwe which is quite thick and stiff, which gives a bit more structure and won't show dirt.

What other materials did you use? 
Zip, velcro, ribbon, buttons.

How much did all the supplies cost you? 
Well I have alot of felt to use for more projects, the parts for this project probably cost not more than R200 (USD 20).

What's your favorite page? Why? 
The square with Janko's name which he can button off.

Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your awesome quiet book with us!
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