Storybook Toys: Sew 16 Projects from Once Upon a TimePaperback
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- Publisher: Stash Books
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 18mm | 640g
- Publication date: 14 March 2013
- ISBN 10: 1607055503
- ISBN 13: 9781607055501
- Illustrations note: full-colour, plus two pattern pullouts
- Sales rank: 59,852
Fire your imagination with these delightful, handmade fabric dolls and toys. Inspired by vintage patterns from the 1940s, these 16 projects include loveable dolls and softies, pillows, puppets, and even a little girl's first handbag. You can learn lots of toy-making tips and tricks to give your creation some personal style and a sweet disposition. Have fun making outfits for your dolly with novelty prints, scraps from your stash, or even up-cycled bits from old clothes. "Storybook Toys" also includes ideas for involving children in the process and teaching them basic sewing skills. Share the love of handmade with your whole family...the young and the young at heart, too!
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Jill Hamor has been sewing, knitting, and designing for nearly a decade.
By Jessica 19 Apr 2013
this book is wonderful! clear step by step instructions with beautiful pics. The projects are really cute and children love them! I would recommend this book to beginners and experienced alike.
Jill Hamor has created 16 toy projects all inspired by vintage doll patterns from the 1940s. She studied photographs of old designs and toy patterns as well as images of toys of the era on vintage greeting cards and in children's picture books to get a good feel for the shapes and the look, and then applied them to her own dolls, softies, pillows, puppets and a little girl's first handbag. The book includes an overview of general tools, techniques and embroidery stitches used in the projects; in-depth guidelines for faces and hair; and detailed, step-by-step instructions for eight dolls and eight softies. Jill has included projects that only take a few hours to complete as well as others that require a more significant investment of time and effort. Each project includes suggestions for personalising the toy and tips for involving children in their construction - making it a wonderful resource for passing your crafting skills and interest on to the next genera tion. All patterns are provided full size on pages in the book and in a tear-out pattern sheet inside the back cover. --Australian Homespun Magazine; 3/5/13