Cuddle up with these adorable handmade creations to sew and give!
Not the kind of plush toys you will find in any toyshop, the DIY toys in this book are unique and so cute they are guaranteed to make children of all ages smile. With clear diagrams inspired by Japanese pattern books, the tutorials are easy to follow and suitable for all sewing abilities, even complete beginners.
The 12 designs will delight boys and girls alike and include patterns for a monkey, an owl, a bear, a dragon, a tiger, a cat, a dog, a hippo and more. All the toys are made in washable and affordable quilt-weight cotton, so you can choose your own favourite colours and prints to get creative with.
In each project, designer Mariska Vos-Bolman (creator of the popular Fluffles and DIY Fluffies brands of soft toys) has broken down each step with such clear step-by-step diagrams that more experienced sewers can follow the instructions without even reading the words, while beginners will benefit from the detailed written advice too. As well as finding all the advice you need on materials, stuffing and sewing techniques, all the templates are given at full size, so there is nothing stopping you from starting straight away!
Mariska Vos-Bolman is a graduate of the Utrecht School of Arts and is the creator of the popular Fluffies and DIY Fluffies soft toy brands, which are sold worldwide. Her patterns are characterized by their cute and quirky style and their very detailed illustrated tutorials, which make them fun to create. Her work has been featured widely online including high-profile blogs Craft Gossip and Handmadeology. She lives in Zaandam, The Netherlands. http://www.mariskavos.nl
Introduction Joey the bear Wooksy the owl Missy the koala Brody the dog Kitty the cat Emma the girl Emilio the boy Gronk the monster Patrick the monkey Tyler the tiger Mary the hippo Daron the dragon Fabrics Tools Sewing techniques Stuffing techniques Patterns Acknowledgments About the author Index