Make-your-own Fabric Set Tutorial

Our DIY Fabric Learning Sets are a collaboration with St. Tabitha’s Workshop, an Orthodox-focused online fabric store.

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 use fabric 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 fabric 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.

DIY TUTORIAL

STEP 1

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


STEP 2

Fold the pocket to the back of the mat.


STEP 3

Spread fabric glue on the edges of the inside of the pocket except the top.


STEP 4

Glue the pocket on the back of the background mat.


STEP 5

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


TO STORE

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.


ALTERNATIVELY

Instead of using the pocket for storage, place the learning pieces on the mat, roll the mat up, and secure with a ribbon.


Please note: Except from the fabric product itself, we do not receive any financial compensation for the external links that we mention in our posts. We are only including them to share our experience and to make it easier for the reader, if interested, to find the products we used.