Fabric Fridge Magnets for Children




Introduction: Fabric Fridge Magnets for Children

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I get this idea in grandma’s visit. My baby love to play with her magnet ladybird. But the thing is small and I was always scared that she could put the magnet in her mouth.

My idea is to have a fabric pictures with magnets so she could play with them, this type of magnets are soft and much bigger then grandma’s ladybird.
The bad think is that they need a hand washing after a while. 

I plan to make a magnet chalk board, that she could play with the magnets and use a chalk board for pictures also. But for now I need to found blackboard paint so we play with magnets on our radiator.

Step 1: You Will Need:

You will need:
1. fabric with print of your choice
2. padding
3. fabric for the back
4. small square fabric for sewing a magnet to the back fabric
5. magnet

Step 2: Sewing Fabric

1. sew together the fabric and padding (1 cm from the print).
Use contrast thread. This is a sketch, so you will be able to see where you need sewing from the back.
(back view in the circle picture)

Step 3: Sewing the Magnet

On the back fabric put the round fabric (purple fabric) and sew a circle. Before you finished put a magnet between both fabrics.

Step 4: Fabric Sandwich

Make a sandwich of both fabric right side to right side and put at the back fabric the second padding.
Make a small stitch (orange line) 1 mm inside of the first stitch (black stitch).
Leave open a few cm, so you could turn around in this part and then sew the hole.

... have fun.
For more similar projects go to my blog: http://www.bludor.com/infrarex/

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    12 years ago on Introduction

    These are great! I love the ones on your blog too. Do you have an Etsy site? These would sell really well there. This is mine if you want to check it out: http://phoebedea.etsy.com
    I print designs on fabric. It's very easy. I'll post an instructable soon, Here is a good one: Inkjet Fabric Printing
    but if you want to wash the fabric, you should soak it in Bubble Jet Set 2000 first. Then your print will be permanent!


    How wonderful!  I am going to make these for my nephew, who should be coming into the world in a matter of hours now!! :D

    Great job, great instructable!


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks all for so positive comments. I wish you will have time to make them for yourself, because you will enjoy playing with them.