Need a little bit of quiet…


I have decided to make my kids a quiet book.  Maybe two or three… I’ve heard they can be quite intense.  Which I know may be a problem.  I have an issue when I sew.  I am a super detail oriented person, but NOT when I sew. 
 
I hate dealing with a sewing machine.  I hate to swap out the thread everytime I switch fabric colors or need a contrasting thread.  I guess I’m just lazy.  So it is funny because I am usually such a perfectionist, the idea of a quiet book and sewing is sort of laughable because I know it won’t be perfect, because, like I said, I’m a lazy sewer.  HOWEVER, I still think I can make a passable book that my kids will enjoy.
 
Do you have anything like that?  I mean I like to sew, I just try to make it as non-tedious as possible.  And I never measure.  Well I measure, but I never get a straight cut and I only iron when I need to.
 
So there really is no point to this post other than to tell you I am going to make a quiet book, or two or three, and that I know it is not going to be perfect or the most detail-oriented book around, but I want to make one, so I’m going to.
 
I’ll let you know how it turns out. Maybe.  As long as it isn’t too horrendous.
 
UPDATE: Check it out!  I finished it and I show you the shortcuts I used.
 
And because a post needs a picture – check out my cutie:


Happy Crafting and Happy Tuesday!
 
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Comments

  1. says

    AT this very moment I am in the midst of a quiet book project – - but I’m doing it as a group exchange, so I make 9 of the same page, then get together with 8 other moms who all made 9 of a page and we swap…

  2. says

    I just finished a quiet book for my kids. I started back in September with hopes to finish before Christmas. It actually wasn’t as bad as I expected and I finished exactly 2 months ahead of what I planned. I too am a lazy sewer but it still turned out pretty decent. I wasn’t about to change the thread color for every little thing so I think I pretty much kept white or black thread in the machine the whole time and it gives it a bit of contrast like I did it on purpose ;) You can do it! Like I said, it wasn’t nearly as rough as I thought it’d be.

  3. says

    I’ve made a few quiet books and here are some tips:

    Use felt for your “shapes” and things on the page. You don’t have to worry about the edges fraying.

    Use clear thread (works great in a sewing machine) That way you don’t have to switch out thread!

    Lay out everything then take a picture of it. That way when you are at your sewing machine you have a good idea of what you want the page to look like (when you have to take all your stuff off and sew one thing at a time…)

    Hope you enjoy the project!!!

  4. says

    i had no idea people felt the same wasy as i do! i hate changing out my thread. even on the other machine i have that has an ‘easy thread’ thingy. usually, i just use the thread i have and hope its not too obscure. well, really i end up just making things at a time with the same thread, then switch it up. OR use fabric simply because i wont have to change it. lol i am super lazy, and almost never measure. i also cut things with my rotary cutter and ruler-mostly to cut out the same shape as the ruler! aaand i dont particularly care if the lines are straight haha

    go for it. imperfections and all. i have found, that my son doesnt notice when the lines are crooked, or when there is a stray seam or pucker. he gets a smile on his face when i make him something. just for him. he sees the work that goes into it, and just appreciates. try to enjoy it however imperfect, it will be perfect for her.

  5. says

    ohhh and if you can do a tutorial so the super lazy out here (aka me) can do one too with minimal urge to throw my machine out the closed window.

    any tips on tension control? i banished a machine cuz i couldnt figure out the tension.