Quiet - 3 Letter Word Page & Pocket

Posted by AmandaH on Friday, April 11th, 2014


by Amanda Holmes

Hello there!  This tutorial is about how to make a 3 letter work quiet page and pocket for your quiet book project. 

You will need the following materials to complete this project:

*Large scraps of several fat quarters

*Medium weight fusible interfacing

*Washable Marker

*Sewing scissors


*Contrasting thread

1st I begin with 2 brightly colored pieces.  Each piece is 5.5 X 10.5 inches.  I join them with a .25 inch seam.

I then create the pocket that the letters will be kept in.  

I begin with a rectangle slightly larger than half of the 10.5 inch square.


This square can be as large or as small as you like.  I then pressed the edges to a .24 inch seam and sewed across the bottom edge.

 After attaching to the main section I sewed each side leaving space for the velcro that will be added later.


I chose to create a flap closure with the scrap I had from cutting the pocket.  I sewed all four sides and then attached it to the main section leaving room for the velcro to adhere on the flap and outside of the pocket.  

I then attached velcro to the main section leaving about 2 inches between the bottom of the velcro and the pocket.  I made sure the length of the velcro was slightly smaller than the length of the pocket.  

Then begin to cut out your shapes. You can either freehand the letters and cut them out or you can print out letters on your computer.  You can find many templates on Pinterest.

The letters require some attention and reinforcement.  I used the Riley Blake interfacing and the Riley Blake fabric for this.  I ironed the fabric onto the interfacing and then drew my design.  

I chose CAT for my example so that you would see the versatility of the quiet book design.  I drew my letters freehand, but considered each method.  Once the letters were cut I attached a small amount of velcro to the back of each letter.  This will allow it to stay on the above bar.  The more letters you cut, the more words can be made.  When not in use they can all be easily stored in the pocket below.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and can make it your own.  I know my boys are going to enjoy this as the long car rides of summer begin to take over.



Category: Quiet Books


  1. Cute, easy idea. Thanks for sharing!
    by Elaine Papworth
    April 11th, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.
  2. Are the letters just one layer of interfacing and one layer of fabric or are there more layers?
    by Amy
    April 11th, 2014 at 4:06 p.m.

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