Saturday, December 5, 2009

now i know my abc's

holly, over at chez beeper bebe shared an excellent tutorial on creating these wonderfully whimsical, fabric, magnetic abc's.
i was in the process of making a set today when one of ken's co-workers asked if i'd make his twin girls their names.

these are so easy. i made the two names in less than an hour. i've gone one step further in simplifying holly's idea: i use arial black font, all caps and print up the alphabet (or name). in word, if you go to format: font you can select outline. i cut the letters out square, set my machine to a short length and sew, following the lines of the printed letters (layering the pieces according to holly's tutorial). the machine needle perforates the paper, and you just tear it away. ridiculously easy.
i purchased the magnets, and i used scraps of fabric and batting that i had already. so for less than $10 i have a super cute gift idea! and now you do too.

6 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute Melly! I'm wondering if my office mates would think me crazed if I had some of those letters on my cube wall!

Marigold said...

okay, those are too cute. I may have to make some for the kiddos. :) not that they will really care, but it would make me happy.

Bubblesknits said...

Those are precious!

Mike & Biz said...

You are too much! Those are so cute!!

Channon said...

I like those! Sweet!

Skrappingirl said...

Rockin! Maybe I'll make some of those for my girlies. After the fifty other projects I have started.