I love those fabric books for toddlers, with laces to tie and snaps to pop. Some people call them Busy Books, others call them Quiet Books. I call them cool. I think they make great gifts and are a wonderful way to use up some fabric in your stash. Here are some links to some great tutorials and patterns for these little fabric delights.
Martha Stewart's website has some basic instructions and templates for making a toddler busy book.
This little fabric book from Stitch Craft uses scraps of fabric to teach colours.
Homegrown Happy uses quilt piecing to create a colour inspired cloth book for baby.
This fabric book from Obsessively Stitching via Craft Gossip focuses on the alphabet.
Moda Bakeshop gives us another lesson in our ABC's with this free fabric book and snail softie tutorial.
Expect Moore gives you a tutorial to make a busy book that can develop along with your little one. This book is full of pockets that you can stuff with activities that interest your child at whatever stage of development they are at.
Expect Moore also give us this tutorial on making a no-sew fabric busy book.
Get re-using with this denim busy book from Burda Style.
If you've always fancied not just sewing a book, but writing one for kids then try this great new site for children's stories called Sparkling Stories. Created by a friend of mine, this site is an online marketplace for children's stories where you can both buy and sell a children's tale or two. Sparkling Stories could be the place where the next great children's author could be discovered. Is it you? Upload your story and open up a whole new world for you and the children who hear your story.