I love being an Auntie almost as much as I love being a mom. I have a beautiful niece who is just about seven. I also now have a nephew named Chase. The lucky little (okay, big - he was over 10 lbs!) guy was born on my husband's 30th birthday, so his birthday is going to be super easy to remember. Anyway, I wanted to spoil him, just like I spoil my niece. I decided to make him a set of homemade personalized fabric blocks. They have letters, ribbon taggies, and even make noise!
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How to Make Fabric Blocks for Baby
What you'll need to make your own set of fabric blocks:
- Printable Template - You can find the free pattern at the end of this post.
- Fabric - I used flannel and faux fur
- Felt letter stickers
- Sewing machine
- Jingle bell - I made one block jingle
- Small plastic Easter egg filled with dried beans
- Stuffing - I used quilt batting since that's what I had on hand.
- Hand sewing needle
I know that list looks long, but I promise, these blocks were super easy to make. I followed this homemade fabric baby block tutorial. I added ribbon taggies to two blocks, put a jingle bell in one (letter E, I think!), and put the Easter egg filled with dried beans in another. And since I used felt letter stickers, adding Chase's name to the blocks was easy too!
I love how they turned out and, honestly, my boys couldn't stop stealing them to play with. Thankfully, they didn't destroy them before I finished the whole set! Sewing with kids is a bit challenging sometimes, but fun too.