This particular book is a tad smaller than what you usually find, so it came together even faster than usual. I picked up this panel on a little vacay shop-hop my husband put together for me when we were in Fort Meyers, Florida last year. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the shops in the area--I wish I had more money to spend when I was there!
My stitching isn't perfect--you can see the page numbers on this one, when they are supposed to be hidden in the seam. This particular panel required me to measure the seam allowances, then to construct the books using a 1/4" seam--typically these panels call for a 1/2" seam, so I'm fairly certain it's my fault. As for the interfacing, I used fleece, rather than batting, and it worked just fine. Shout out to my hubby for cutting the fleece for me (that's true love, y'all)!
Ultimately, my son has enjoyed this particular soft book more than the others I've stitched for him so far. I'm sure part of his affinity for this book is his familiarity with the characters (I've spotted some Thomas books at grandma's house), coupled with the smaller size, which is easier for his little hands to manipulate. My heart leaps with joy whenever I watch him "read" his book!
In other news, I've started the process of cutting out the pieces for my new diaper bag (so exciting!), so expect an update on that soon. Linking up here, here and here. Until next time, God Bless!