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Sewn Toy Tales: 12 Fun Characters to Make and Love

Sewn Toy Tales: 12 Fun Characters to Make and Love

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Melly & Me

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 272mm x 20mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 29 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715338455
  • ISBN 13: 9780715338452
  • Illustrations note: 75 colour photographs, 75 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 10,719

Product description

Step into the vibrant world of Melly & Me to discover sewn softies that are utterly irresistible. Melly & Me present a fun and fabulous collection of personality-packed designs that will have you sewing adorable toys in no time! Each of the brightly coloured characters is a joy to sew for all abilities, making them the perfect gift for children or adults, or a trendy home accessory. Projects combine simple sewing techniques with funky fabrics, embellishments and colour palettes to add zing and excitement to your sewn toy creations. Easy to follow step by step instructions, quirky photography and traceable templates make this book a delightful gift as well as an irresistible addition to your sewing collection. Colourful fabrics, personality-packed characters and lots of fun details make up 12 distinctive designs. Girls of all ages will adore Lou-Lou the panda and shy mouse Mabelle. Little and not so little boys will want to make friends with Harry the monster and cuddly alien Alvin. With expert advice about choosing fabrics and sewing techniques, all you have to do is decide who you'd like to meet first - it's sew much fun!

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Author information

Melly & Me is a design label founded in 2006 by sisters Melanie Hurlston and Rosalie Quinlan. Specialising in bags and soft toys, the Melly & Me look is all about mix-and-match fabrics and modern colours. Rosalie recently launched her first range with well-known fabric company Lecien and both sisters attend all the major fabric design shows, including Quilt Market. Melly & Me is based in Australia. Website: mellyandme.typepad.com Facebook: Melly & Me

Customer reviews

By Kristy Wall 01 Sep 2011 5

This book is wonderful! It is very well written, with plenty of good pictures and full of handy hints and tips. Great for a beginner through to an experienced sewer, as it gives instructions for the general construction of the toys, as well as for the embellishments (embroidering the eyes etc). Highly recommended.

Table of contents

Introduction; PROJECTS; Doll; Monster; Caterpillar; Panda; Lion; Zebra; Dinosaur; Mouse; Giraffe; Alien; Pig; Frog; Sewing Techniques; Templates; Suppliers; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Index.