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What could be more enchanting than creating homemade toys for the children in your life?
In Toys to Sew, designer Claire Garland leads you step-by-step through thirty whimsical projects for charming animals, dolls, and other soft toys. From classic patchwork hobbyhorses to colorful smiling dinosaurs, you will be amazed at the variety of results you can achieve using Garlands stitching methods.
All of the projects stitch up quickly and easily for sewers of all skill levels, whether you are using a machine or sewing by hand. Vivid photographs, diagrams, and Claires clear and experienced instruction enable even novice stitchers to create beautiful playthings. You will love making these projects as much as the children in your life will love their new cuddly companions.
Offers complete instructions, patterns, and techniques for creating twenty-five different colorful and cuddly toys and accessories for young children, ranging from soft blocks to stuffed animals, dolls, and doll clothing, in a guide that includes useful templates for cutting out fabric shapes, fabric suggestions, and time-saving tips. Original. 10,000 first printing.
Claire Garland leads readers step-by-step through 30 whimsical projects for charming animals, dolls, and other soft toys. From classic patchwork hobbyhorses to colorful smiling dinosaurs, do-it-yourselfers will be amazed at the variety of results that can be achieved using Garland's stitching methods.
About the Author
Claire Garland is an embroidery and sewing expert, with degrees in art and design. Her designs appear in magazines worldwide. She specializes in sewn items for children, and her three young children have inspired many of the projects featured in this book. Claire lives in Cardiff, Wales.