How to Make a Fabric Baby Book from Scrap Fabric!

Sew a cute fabric baby book using your leftover scrap fabrics. Teach baby about colours and textures with this sweet homemade gift idea!


– Small Scraps of Fabric – Larger piece of fabric for the back cover – Fusible Fleece or Batting – Thread – Heat n' Bond – Velcro for the strap (optional)

Sorting my Scrap Fabrics

I started by deciding which colours I was going to put in my book and then sorting my scraps in to piles of those colours.

Making the Pages – Crumb Piecing

If you are new to improv piecing or ‘crumb quilting’ as it is sometimes called, you basically start by sewing two scraps right sides together along one edge.

Quilting the Pages

I wanted my baby colour book to be squishy and soft but also to have some texture. To assemble the book the idea was to sew pages right sides together and flip over.

Creating the Cover

If I was doing it again I would add an extra inch or so all the way around just to make sure the cover fit generously enough.

Decorating the Cover

I had some very tiny triangle shapes in lots of rainbow colours leftover from another project so I decided to applique them on to the front and back covers.