Bean Bag Buddies: Over 50 Character Designs to Make for All the Family

Bean Bag Buddies: Over 50 Character Designs to Make for All the Family


By (author) Nicki Wheeler

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 262mm x 12mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715327607
  • ISBN 13: 9780715327609
  • Illustrations note: 150 Colour
  • Sales rank: 311,469

Product description

Create an amazing range of loveable bean bag character toys for the whole family using basic patterns, simple materials and a little imagination. Nicki reveals how to adapt the basic designs to create a variety of different projects. From these you can create dozens of vibrant characters in luxury velour or fleece, such as bendy birds, cuddly sheep, cute koalas and even aliens. Step-by-step instructions and pattern templates for every project make it easy to make a fun range of items including pillows, rugs, fridge magnets, juggling balls and seasonal, festive decorations. It contains informative sections on toy safety, fabrics, sewing and finishing techniques, and is illustrated throughout with bright and inspiring colour photography.

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Author information

Nicki Wheeler trained as a costume designer and has worked in theatres in the West End, London, as well as working as a stylist for Prima magazine. She has produced a range of kits for DMC to join their highly successful craft series. Nicki has co-authored four best-selling cross stitch titles for D&C with Jayne Netley Mayhew. Nicki lives in Devon.

Table of contents

Introduction; Equipment, materials and techniques; 1 Cuddly Friends; 2 Lying Around; 3 Cheeky Creatures; 4 Wild Things; 5 Flat Face Friends; 6 Aliens; 7 Flatties; 8 Little 'n' Large; 9 Knobbly Knees; 10 Happy Heads; 11 Juggling Babies; 12 Hanging Around; 13 Happy Halloween; 14 Christmas Capers; Patterns; Index.