Monday, February 1, 2010

Alphabet Magnets

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I finally finished a Christmas present to my kids this past week. ALPHABET MAGNETS!What you need:
  • 6 pages of felt
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Needle
  • Basic knowledge of blanket stitch (great tutorial HERE)
  • Small baggie of poly-fil
  • Glue Gun & Sticks
  • 3/4 in magnets
DISCLAIMER: When using the finished product, remember, if the magnets are removed from the felt they could be a choking hazard. As with all toys, supervise your children! :)

Here's what you do:
1. First find a font you like and type up the alphabet. I used Grilled Cheese sized 250.
2. Cut out the letters and use them as a guide to cut out on felt. I just held the letters in place, as to save time from tracing onto the felt. (NOTE: I cut out enough multiples of letters for my kids to spell their names i.e. Bob needs two B's instead of one).3. Use the floss to blanket stitch around each letter. Sounds simple, but it's time consuming. Just take the letters with you whereever you go. Save yourself a little hole to stuff in some poly-fil; stuff and sew the hole closed. Repeat with all letters.
4. Use glue gun to attach one magnet to the back of each letter. Repeat with all letters.
5. Put on fridge or other magnetic surface for child to find after nap. Watch and Enjoy!


  1. That's a great idea. I never thought about making letter magnets. I might have to make me some some time.

  2. So cute! Do you think with a strong enough magnet that you could sew it inside?


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