and I finished! Since March I have made four books for two year olds, and one for a three year old. I'll begin by showing you how I finished the pages and made the (super simple) covers.
I sewed the pages right sides together, leaving a small opening to turn the page. Then I topstitched around the page, closing the opening as well.
I also cut out two holes on the left side of each page, and pounded in a large size eyelet to finish the hole. I didn't take any pictures of this step.
My covers are super easy to make and quick. Depending on the thickness of your fabric you can decide if you want to put in a layer of interfacing. This is the step below. I cut the fabric by measuring a page and adding around an inch to the top, outside and bottom and around three inches to the middle section.
Again, sew right sides together, turn and topstitch. I also put four large eyelets into the cover at the binding.
Here you can see the rings sticking out from the left side, through the eyelet holes. Here are four of my five books. The fifth was already given as a gift, but is the exact same as the books for Malcolm.
I'm going to show the three similar books here (fourth already given). To see the fifth book see here.
The girl version of this has flower arrangement instead of the up/down train.
This page is only in my sons book, although I am a bit regretting it because he may never play with any other page. Can you say obsession?