The Quiet Book Velcro Closure is a nice feature in a quiet book. It keeps the book closed when a child carries it. There are several possible variations for creating a soft book closure.
In these instructions, I will show you the quiet book velcro closure. I chose this one for my first quiet book.
Other options are magnet closing, button closing, and closing with a push-button, etc. You can find other variations of closings here.
In these instructions, I will use the temperature, steam, and time conditions for the fusible interfacing, which you can find in our store. If you are using another fusible interfacing, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
This Quiet book velcro closure is suitable for the sewing method only.
You can find a simpler variation of velcro closing strap, where you can use only felt instead of fabric.
QUIET BOOK VELCRO CLOSURE
If you haven’t already, choose a fabric for your cover page and prepare the quiet book cover page base.
On the cover page base draw a line, 4 cm (1 ⅝ in) from the right edge with an erasable fabric marker, and mark the center of the line. For your final page dimension 21×21 cm (8 ¼ x 8 ¼ in) that’s 10.5 cm (4 ⅛ in) from the top.
Take the loop (soft velcro) circle and place it in the middle of the previously marked center. Sew around.
Take the 15 x 10 cm (5 ⅞ x 2 in) fabric piece, which is usually the same as fabric for the cover page base. Fold it down the long side, so that the fabric face is inside. Put the stiff interfacing on, but don’t iron it on.
Sew the fabric together on the long side only, 2 mm (1/16 in) from the edge of the stiff interfacing. Be careful you don’t sew interfacing but just the fabric pieces.
Align the seam to the middle of the strap and iron it. Take the stiff fusible interfacing and place it on the no-seam side of the strap. The fabric should be wider than interfacing, at least two millimeters on each (longer) side. Now fuse the interfacing to the strap using an iron (max. heat, no steam, press and hold for ten sec.). Make sure you turn the interfacing with the adhesive side down.
Now sew fabrics on the short sides together, 1 mm away from the edge of the interfacing. Cut the excess fabric.
Turn the strap inside out. At first, it’ll seem like mission impossible, but trust me, it can be done. Make sure to align the seam in the middle, then iron again. For further notice, I’ll name the side with no stitching “the front side”, and the side with the stitching “the backside”.
Place a hook (hard velcro) circle on the backside of the fabric strap, 2 cm (¾ in) from the top edge. Sew around.
Cut approx. 2 x 3 cm (¾ x 1 ⅛ in) piece of fusible fleece and place it on the front side over the hook circle seams. Make sure there is at least 3 mm (⅛ in) space on each side of the strap sides (cut it if it’s too big). Fuse it on the strap with an iron.
Take the 4,5 x 4,5 cm (1 ¾ x 1 ¾ in) cover page fabric piece. Place it over the thick interfacing, the wrong side up. Fold the edges so you will get rectangular that covers interfacing. The rectangular should be less wide than the closing strap. Iron those fold edges.
Open the folded edges and cut the corners. Iron them again.
Sew on the rectangular piece of fabric on the closing strap. Put the needle in the left position. If you want a nice look of the strap, use the thread in a color that goes best with the fabric.
Congratulations, you finished the Biniboo Quiet Book Velcro Closure.