Miles has been chewing on our plastic fridge magnets, and since they’re all secondhand (read: old), I got a tad worried about phthalates and other toxins. So, I had the idea to make him some fabric magnets that he could gnaw on. THEN I thought, wouldn’t it be cute to have a fabric alphabet??
I layered some felt in between scraps of my favorite fabrics and cut out the letters. Then, placed magnets (available at any craft store) in the middle of each one. Finally, I sewed the edges closed.
Total cost: $4 for the magnets.
I like the rough (shall we say shabby chic?) look of my letters, but if you wanted yours to be more polished you could use alphabet stencils as a pattern and turn/top stitch the edges so they don’t fray.
I only got to “J” before the kids woke up from their naps. So I’ll have to finish this project another day. But B couldn’t wait to play with them anyway. Stay tuned…I’ll post new photos once it’s complete!
Safety Note: Make sure the magnets you use are large enough that your kiddo can’t choke on them, and stitch them completely inside the fabric.