Soft Rainbow Colors Book

I have another baby busy bag exchange this month.  I didn’t want to do the same thing as last month, the crinkle squares.  I wanted to make something I haven’t exchanged yet to add some variety.

I’d been stumped about what to make and it’s getting close to the deadline, so I just started pulling out fabrics to see what struck me.  I found that I had some St. Jude fabric left from making Bennett’s toiletries bag.  It’s really cute, bight, and perfect for new project inspiration.  I began looking through my color fabric bins for fabrics to match.

I still didn’t have a clear vision until I unknowingly had a bright rainbow of colors laid out on my cutting table. It all came together with a bit of scrap batting as a soft rainbow colors book.

There are lots of different patterns, splotches, polka dots, leaves, vines, flowers and shades for lots of learning for little minds.

I added a length of grosgrain ribbon to the front and back panels to made a sort of handle, perfect for little hands to tote to the car or around the house.

A fun game to play with a toddler learning colors would be to find the page that matches something on the cover. For example: find the color page that matches the color of the giraffe.  The cover can also have used for simple counting; how many green things, how many fish.. etc.


The pages are in color order, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.  The cover is the multi colored St. Jude fabric.

I’m just about finished with the other books and will mail them out this week. :)

Best part, everything came from my stash of fabric! Yeah more stash busting!

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3 Responses to Soft Rainbow Colors Book

  1. Laurie says:

    What a fantastic and easy idea! I contribute to a charity for aids orphans in South Africa, Knit-a-Square. They need all kinds of things in additon to their main focus which is blankets. I will definitely be digging into my stash to make some of these for the children. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea!!

    • sewtheday says:

      That’s wonderful! I lost my father to AIDS and can’t imagine loosing both my parents to such a horrible disease. I’m sure the children will love anything that your organization sends. :)

  2. Ria says:

    That’s such a great idea! Definitely good to get young minds a-working, and in a fun and textured way.

    Something like this, especially if you used lots of different fabrics with different textures, could be good for autistic children, too.

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