Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: DIY Carry-Along Felt Activity

3.12.2015

DIY Carry-Along Felt Activity

Henry has been in need of some quiet activities lately. Activities that keep his mind active, but his body resting. I decided to put together a felt game that he can carry around with him. It's similar to this Felt Story Book Tutorial that I've always wanted to make and have yet to. I finished this one because there was hardly any sewing involved.
I used an IKEA toy tool case (we have two tool storage things) and glued some felt right inside each side. One light blue for day and one dark blue for night. A wipe case full of lots of felt shapes fits perfectly inside.
I made five backgrounds for Henry to choose from: a mountain scene, city scene, a beach front, some grassy hills, and a desert scene. They were pretty simple. I just cut some pieces and did some quick topstitching. I did it all in white because I didn't even want to switch the thread color. All the basic shapes were double cut and then perimeter stitched. My sister-in-law made the train and zoo animals awhile ago, and now it has a great place to be played with. Henry loved watching me sew up each piece and got so excited to play with it.
I am really love the different backgrounds. The skyline is my favorite, and I loved stitching the buildings. Henry has already played with it and loved making up stories. The really great thing is that it's very easy to add new pieces to create new stories. I am excited to make new shapes and things that go along with Henry's interests.
Heather

3 comments:

  1. This is awesome. So cool. My son has gotten into superheros lately. This would be so awesome, make him some backgrounds and watch his imagination go to work. :)

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  2. What a fantastic idea to reuse felt scraps and create a new, creative toy for your child. I think you did a great job and the commercially bought ones would not come close as like you said you can add to suit his interests. Just Brilliant! x

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  3. What a fantastic idea to reuse felt scraps and create a new, creative toy for your child. I think you did a great job and the commercially bought ones would not come close as like you said you can add to suit his interests. Just Brilliant! x

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