This fabric alphabet is so easy to cut with the Cricut Maker. It is the perfect gift for toddlers and baby showers.
Hey everyone. Today I am sharing the tutorial for these super cute and simple fabric alphabet letters.
I have wanted to make these cute fabric letters for years but I just couldn’t motivate myself to do it and cut them all out. In comes my favorite crafting tool, the Cricut Maker, and it makes this project a breeze.
This project is three layers. It’s a quilt sandwich. Fabric, quilt batting, fabric. I just top stitched and left the edges raw. I think the letters are super cute that way.
My fabric selection came from my stash. Some of it is from Joann’s a few years ago. Some of it is from the quilt shop a while back. And a few of them are Reily Blake for Cricut.
When you go into my Design Space file you will see a rainbow alphabet, a flipped rainbow alphabet, and a black alphabet. The rainbow ones are to be cut from your fabric choices. For my alphabet, I used thirteen different fabrics. That way I had two letters from each print. You can do as many or as few fabrics as you like.
If you are going to change and do a fewer number of fabrics go into the color sync tab and in your right-hand column and move the letters around that way. It’s much easier than changing each one individually.
First I cut out my batting. I had the Maker cut the batting for me. I LOVE the rotary blade, you guys. It is seriously the best. I just put my batting that I had left over from a quilt on my mat and chose “Quilt Batting” as the cut setting. You want to cut all of the black letters from the batting. They are ungrouped so that they will rearrange on the mat to the best cut position. If for some reason one messes up, simply change the color of it and it will be placed on its own mat to be recut.
Next, I cut all of my fabric. You will need to cut a regular and a flipped letter for each letter in your fabric alphabet. For some letters, it doesn’t matter, like “A”. It looks the same from the front or the back. But for “B” you want a regular B and a backward B. They are all ready to cut out, but if change the colors around make sure that you have the front and the back of the letter.
As I was cutting the fabric I sorted them with the batting. So I stacked all the “A”s together and all the ‘B”s so that they were all ready for me to sew when I sat down. To create the sandwich I placed the back the letter with the right side of the fabric on the table. Then I put the batting on top. And finally, I placed the front of the letter on with the right side of the fabric out. You should see the right side of the fabric on the front and the back.
When I was ready to sew I used the edge of my presser foot as my guide. I wanted something a little less than a quarter of an inch seam allowance, but you can choose what works for you. I sewed a couple stitches, back stitched a couple, and then continued around the letter. It’s a good idea to start in the center if the letter has a cutout, such as “O”. I sewed around the middle of the “O” and then around the outer edge. I ended my stitching with a couple back stitches too. Just to lock it in.
It was a fairly quick project to sew, but it would probably have gone even quicker if I didn’t have to stop ever three letters to get someone a snack or a drink. #momlife
I think they turned out super adorable. I love the raw edges of the fabric and that you can see the batting. There’s something so cute and simple about it.
I am considering either making or finding a drawstring bag for them.
These are great for babies and toddlers as they are soft and will help with learning sounds and letters. You could also add velcro and put them in a quiet book. Or magnets and put them on the fridge. They would be cut hanging from a line with some clothes pins. You could make more of them and spell out words. The possibilities are really endless.
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