Make-your-own Fabric Set Tutorial

THANK YOU for purchasing one of our DIY Fabric Learning Sets! We hope the children in your class or your family will spend many productive hours working with it and learning about our Faith.

Making the learning set is a very simple and easy DIY project. It mostly involves cutting the pieces, and step-by-step instructions are printed on the fabric. If you don’t want to sew, you can just use glue to assemble the storage pocket – or you can skip making the pocket altogether if you prefer.

Below we are demonstrating how to put the pocket together using glue.

Please note:

Our fabric sets are educational resources to help teach Orthodox Christian children. Please be mindful when using, washing or storing them, since they depict holy objects and images inspired by icons, which in real life are treated with reverence. The finished items are not suitable for children under three years old, and should be used with adult supervision.



Cut out all the pieces following the instructions on the fabric.


Fold the pocket to the back of the mat.


Spread glue on the edges of the inside of the pocket except the top. Fabric glue or tacky glue works.


Glue the pocket on the back of the background mat.


Place a heavy object over the glued pocket and let stand for 1-2 hours, or until the glue is completely dry.


To store the pieces, place them inside the pocket. Roll the pocket inside the rest of the mat. Secure with a ribbon, if you wish.

You can staple or sew the ribbon on the edge of the mat so it stays connected to the mat when it is opened.