Vegetable Garden Quietbook Template

I actually finished this page several months ago, but I never posted a template, so I decided to get one made up!

This one is my own pattern but I got inspiration for this page at Leafy Treetop Spot. Tricia’s page is so cute! I just loved her idea for a vegetable garden so much, I had to try it.

Vegetable Garden Felt Quiet Book Page Template Pattern

 

 

You can find a printable template here:Veggie Garden Template

I cut the garden rows piece in dark brown, and sewed it onto a sky-blue piece of felt. I just eyeballed the holes. They aren’t perfect, but oh well!  I also left the bottom unsewn. If a veggie or two gets pushed down through the holes, it can be easily retrieved.

To make the veggies, I sewed the green parts together first. Make sure to do any embroidery work before sewing the pieces together (on the veggies and the signs). Then, I took my sewn greenery,  sandwiched it between the two veggie pieces, and sewed the whole thing together. I hand-sew all of the small pieces. It may seem to take longer, but I have a hard time sewing small pieces of felt effectively on the machine.

I really hope those little vegetable don’t get lost.  I had a reader suggest attaching a ribbon to each vegetable so they don’t get misplaced, and I think I will do that. They were a bit tedious to work up, I would be a shame to have to keep making more to replace the lost pieces.
Happy sewing!

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  1. says

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  2. says

    This is super cute & so much fun! You know, I’m not sure kids ever really grow out of “quiet books.” I love them & I’m in my thirties. Oops. . . did I just tell on myself?

  3. says

    Guess you could attach the veggies with small pieces of velcro and just tuck them into an opening, rather than tucking them into a pocket as such for the planting/reaping?
    I make tactile resources for visually impaired children and using different textured fabrics for the veggies would add interest for special needs children too.
    Its a nice little activity this!

    • says

      Thanks, Havalah! I hope you do. My son hasn’t had a chance to play with it (my book isn’t put together yet) but I hope he loves it.

  4. says

    Oh my goodness how I wish I could sew. This is absolutely amazing! It caught my eye immediately at when I saw your pic at the Tatertots & Jello link-up. I wonder if I could figure out a way to make this no-sew ;-).

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