ABC Book and Snail Softie

ABC Book:
Charm Pack – featured Love U by Deb Strain
Love U Panel
Coordinating Thread
Luna Batting – craft size
Fusible Web – featured Pellon Wonder-Under
2 1/8″ Binder Ring
13 Large Eyelets – 1/4″ (6mm) and tool – featured Dritz #659-65
hammer to fasten eyelets

Snail Softie:
Jelly Roll Strips – featured Love U by Deb Strain

Extra small buttons for eyes on snail.

ABC Book…

Select 26 Charm Squares to use as the backing or pages of your ABC book.
Cut out all the letters as close to the inside line as possible from the Love U Panel.
Determine what letters will go with the charm squares you selected. I chose two of the same charm squares to use as my front and back of the book.

Fuse your letter square to a piece of fusible webbing. Remove the paper backing, then fuse the other side to the center of your charm square. Do this for all the letters.

Using coordinating thread, applique your letter to your charm square.

Do this for all the letters.

I chose to change up my stitching for a fun look and to add a bit more texture.

Layer a piece of 5″ x 5″ batting then a charm square right side up, and finally another appliqued charm square right side down. PLEASE BE AWARE: You are working with letters that need to go in alphabetical order, so you need to make sure you are putting the correct letters together.

You should have a total of 13 pages (26 front and back).

Stitch a 1/4″ seam along all four sides leaving a 3-4″ opening so you can turn right side out. Clip the corners before turning for a nice point.

Following the directions on the Eyelet Kit, attach an eyelet to the corner of each page. PLEASE REMEMBER: You are working with letters so make sure your eyelets are in the correct corner for each page to keep your letters in alphabetical order.

Open your Binding Ring and slide through all the eyelets keeping your pages in alphabetical order.

You now have one adorable little ABC book to give as a gift or for your own little ones.

Snail Softie:
Select two Jelly Roll strips.
Hand draw a curved edge at one of the ends of the strip. Match the two strips RST and sew a 1/4″ seam allowance following the curve at one end and leaving the other end open for turning.

Trim off the excess fabric at the curved end. You should be able to cut on your drawn line.

Flip Right Side Out and stuff loosely with stuffing until you reach the end.

At your open end fold the ends in and stitch closed.

Now it’s time to roll him into a snail! Start with your stitched opening end, fold over and stitch it down.

Continue to roll and stitch as you go until you have just a little bit left for the head. I kept all my stitching in the center of the roll so you do not see it from either side.

You can now add little beady eyes if you wish or just leave him plain.

One adorable little Jelly Snail ready to play.

Two Charm Packs will make 3 ABC Books
One Jelly Roll will make 20 Snails.
Angela Yosten

23 comments on “ABC Book and Snail Softie

  1. Vickie E says:

    Wow! that was awesome…just awesome…thanks for showing that~

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Must make ABC book….

  3. ginger says:

    This is adorable. I notice there are two different panels… will the one that does not have the big middle section (that is only alphabet) work too?

  4. Margaret says:



  5. jen duncan says:

    That book is darling, Angela. And just in time for Christmas!

  6. ginger says:

    Okay, I just looked this up for anyone else wondering. On the panel that is only alphabet, the blocks are 6″ square, and on the panel with the alphabet and the center panel, the alphabet blocks are 4.5″ square, so that is the only one that will work if you want to use the charm packs for the backings.

  7. Jewel says:

    That is adorable!

  8. Marya L says:

    My daughter is SO in to snails. She begged for a pet snail but dad said no. Now she can have as many “pet” snails as she wants. HOORAY! Thanks so much. 🙂

  9. jaybird says:

    the book is super cute!! nice job angela!

  10. Laura says:

    This is such a cute, cute project! I am so anxious for Love U to arrive so I can create kits for this project in my shop! Thanks so, so much!

  11. Brandi says:

    That is really cool!

  12. Very cute! Love all the decorative stitches, I hardly use them and they're so fun!

  13. Shasta says:

    LOVE! I have so many babies around me, they all need a new toy or two.

  14. Sarah Star says:

    So cute! Need to find that panel…well, 3 of them. I've got some babies to make Christmas presents for. 🙂 Thanks for such a sweet project!

  15. Helena says:

    Thanks this is super cute.

  16. Peggy says:

    oh my god i love it where can i get the fabric? i search the net and couldn't find the panel and what size are the charm pack. Many thanks!

  17. Oh, I must make an alphabet book now! These are adorable projects, thanks for sharing!

  18. lesley says:

    When the bag patterns appear I say to myself – not another bag – but your Moda Bake Shop project was fantastic, please keep up the interesting ideas. Lesley

  19. sheshe says:

    Wow!! I just found your blog and would love to make these for my young grandbabies….but where do I find the fabric, craft squares, supplies to do this project? I've tried to search, but have not had any success….thank in advance for your time. I can't wait to hear from you.

  20. Jocelynilla says:

    Hey Sheshe! Saw your comment & wanted to give you this link to the LOVE U line on Fat Quarter Shop:

    You can get the charm pack & panel here 🙂

  21. Nikki says:

    This is the cutest thing ever:) I had to order the fabric online and I am so sad I have to wait to make this little book. Thank you so much for the idea:)

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