Welcome to the last day of the doll’s house quiet book sew along.
I hope this doll’s house sew along has been a good experience for y’all and that you have learned some new things.
We will be assembling our pages into one cohesive book today, so let’s get started.
There are several ways you can assemble your pages. You can use snaps, Velcro, simply sewing the pages together, or the buttonhole method.
We will be doing the buttonhole method found in the instructions for the add on pattern. This gives us the freedom to add and rearrange pages whenever we wish! How neat is that!?
Joining the Doll’s House Pages
We will begin by following step 11.1 in the add on pattern. Place two of our pages right sides together. If you are adding carry straps and tie ribbons, add them here. Place them between the two RST pages following steps 10.2 and 10.3 of the original pattern.
Now that we have our straps in the correct place, we will stitch our pages together leaving approximately four inches along the bottom for turning the page out once we are finished. Use a half inch seam allowance when sewing the pages together. I like to go ahead and repeat this step with all of my pages to get it all out of the way at once!
After sewing the pages RST, clip the corners and roof peak before turning. This helps reduce some of the bulk at these points in the pages. If your machine is anything like mine, this is a very important step. No we turn our pages right sides out. I recommend using a dowel or chopstick to help push the corners out.
Once turned, we topstitch around the pages, making sure to close up our turning hole at the bottom of each page.
We’re almost done with our book!
We will now take our handy buttonhole guide and mark where our buttonholes need to be made. You will want to use tailor’s chalk or a disappearing/ washable marker used for sewing. Use something that is easily wiped or washed away. If you are making a house front and back, you will want to make sure you mark the buttonholes on the correct side so your front and back pieces will be on the outside of your book. So with the front facing you, the buttonholes will be on the left side of the page, and with the back of the house facing you, the buttonholes will be on the right side of the page.
Additionally if you want specific pages together, you will need to make sure the buttonholes are in the correct placement. I’m putting my swimming hole as my front page, with the garden and kitchen side by side in the middle, and the living room on the back. I need to make sure that the buttonholes are on the left side when looking at the swimming hole, and on the right side when looking at the living room.
Once we have made our buttonhole marks, we will sew them on our machines. Buttonholes are easy and you CAN do it! If you have never made button holes before, I suggest taking a moment to practice on some scrap fabric to become comfortable.
Now that our buttonholes are completed on all our pages, we can use our ribbon or cording to lace our pages together.
We have finished our book!
Look at how lovely it is! Way to go you!
Thank you for joining this sew along. I had a blast guiding you all through the dollhouse quiet book patterns. Please join the Rebecca Page Sewing group on Facebook and share you doll’s house creations with us!