This will eventually become a full alphabet set for Lil' Schep. He's already begun exploring the few letters I have finished, and so far, so good.
If you remember a year or two ago, I made this soft alphabet for our best friends' daughter's birthday, and boy, was it a pain! I thought of reusing the same method, but increasing the size of the letters for ease of turning. Then I came across some felt softies, and thought I'd give it a try. I do have mounds of embroidery floss laying around to stitch them up with!
I purchased an assortment of 9" x 12" felt sheets from Amazon. I'm still torn about this. I shied away from wool because of allergy concerns (my mother-in-law is allergic, and I was planning on sending these over to her house), and frankly, the higher cost. Having used felt purchased off the bolt at Wal-Mart in the past, I felt (hehe) that even the cheap stuff would hold up well. When I received my felt assortment, I was disappointed to find that it was stiff, not soft and pliable like the felt they sell at the store. In the end, I kept going with it for two reasons: (1) I didn't spend very much on the felt to begin with, and (2) it came with a giant assortment of colors that I felt would make the entire project more colorful for my little guy.
What do y'all think? Maybe in a few weeks I'll post an update with the newest letters I've managed to finish. It's good to have a non-intimidating hand sewing project to work on again! Linking up to Let's Bee Social! Until next time, God Bless!