I've been working on these fabric ABC's lately. I used these instructions and printed off the alphabet she used. (Note: I didn't wash the letters to fray the edges.) The first set I noticed that my granddaughter had a hard time with the I, which looked like a lower case l to her. I added a line on the top and bottom for the next set, which helped her identify it better. I think the next time I make them I'll do the same with the J.
Also the first set I made I used random colors on the backs of the letters, whatever matched the scrap of fabric I used for the front. I found that she identified the letter easier when all the backs were one color, like the grey used here. I'm thinking of doing some with denim on the back. That's a good way to use up scraps of denim I have leftover from cutting up squares of old Levis for a quilt.
I cut out the printed letter and traced it on my fabric with the Frixion erasable pens. After layering, sewing, and then cutting out the letters I ironed the pieces to remove the pen markings. Easy!
Here's another project. My friend made these and when I saw them I knew I had to try it. The instructions are found in the Missouri Star BLOCK magazine (found here). If you haven't already subscribed to this, I highly recommend it. I've loved every issue. My mom and sisters get them too. In fact it seems like every time I stop by my parents to visit mom is doing a new quilt from one of the magazines.
They sell the iron on vinyl at Walmart for about $4 a yard. I think that's a better deal than the vinyl I bought at JoAnns using a coupon. It's easy to use! I did my zippers different than the instructions in the magazine. I didn't sew the fabric on the ends of the zipper.
One warning, these bags are addictive. You'll be buying candy you don't even like for the wrappers!!!