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I made these felt letters for Ada when she was just learning her alphabet. They have strong magnets sewn inside so they can be stuck on the fridge. Spelling out the letters of a child’s name also makes a nice gift. You will need:
*Felt. We used various colors of wool felt from Woolfeltcentral.com
*Embroidery Floss in contrasting color
*Two or three Magnets per letter. We used Tiny Mighties
*Paper to make the patterns
1. Type out the alphabet in a simple font and enlarge to desired size. Our letters are 3″ tall. Print letters and cut out.
2.Lay paper letter pattern on top of felt and carefully cut along edges of paper to make the letter. *You will need two- front and back for each letter.
3. Glue magnets onto the inside of the back half of the letter. Space out and use more for longer letters such as ‘M’ and fewer magnets for simple letters like ‘I’. The magnets will be stitched inside the felt, so you don’t need much glue.
4. Place a little stuffing on top of magnets, between the two felt letter halves. You can adjust stuffing position as you sew, and the stuffing will help prevent the strong magnets from sticking to each other.
5. Blanket stitch the two letter halves together, making sure the magnets are in the back and the face of the letter is not backwards. Push any stray stuffing inside as you sew.
6. Allow glue to dry and then put them on the fridge!
If you aren’t feeling crafty you can buy some similar magnets here on Etsy.
Those are sooo much better than the plastic variety. Did you use the same color felt for the back?
I did use the same color for front and back, but you could mix it up. The Heart Felt Valentine had two different colors front and back. You could do magnets on both sides and make reversible shapes too.
Melissa Carlson said:
Any chance you’d be willing to make an sell me an alphabet set of these?
Oh! Thank you, but Ada just requested a knit mermaid costume for Halloween and I am a busy Mama. You can find beautiful magnet sets on Etsy, such as these. I promise they are fun and easy to make on your own too. Good luck!
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