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Invasion of the Plush Monsters!: Wickedly Weird Creatures You Just Gotta Sew Hardcover – May 6, 2008

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Lark Books (May 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579909434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579909437
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 10 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Genevieve Hayes on May 24, 2008
Format: Hardcover
There are so many books on how to make plush monsters available at the moment, that the existence of this book hardly seems necessary. However, of all of the plush monster books I have seen (including "Plush-o-rama", and "Stupid Sock Creatures"), this is my favourite. "Invasion of the Plush Monsters" stands out from other plush monster books that I have seen because the monsters in it are both cute and functional. Sure, some of the monsters have no purpose other than the fact that they are toys, and that's fine, but other monsters double as bags, door hangers, cell phone covers, purses, slippers and hats, making this book more appealing to more experienced craftsters, like myself, who don't have room in the house for any more toys (although I keep making them, nonetheless). Even the monsters that are just toys stand out from those in other books in their innovation. For example, one of the toys is a spaceship with pockets to hold four little aliens, so that the aliens can ride in the spaceship.

This is a well presented book, it is a full-color hardback with photographs throughout, and the clear instructions should make these projects suitable for advanced beginners to intermediates. The toys in this book are made from a range of different fabrics, but mostly from fur-fabric and fleece, and most projects can be made by hand (although a sewing machine is recommended in some cases). The only drawback of this book is that the patterns are not shown full-size, but given the size of the toys, this is more or less inevitable and the author makes resizing these patterns as easy as possible by giving the percentage enlargement required (so that you can just punch this number straight into a photocopier).
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Format: Hardcover
This book is extremely inspiring - there are some fantastic monsters in here. Unfortunately the instructions are hard to follow - and I have 35+ years sewing experience. I was able to make them by using the patterns and looking at the photo, and just gave up on trying to follow along with the instructions.
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I have purchased other plush toy books and found this an inspiring and interesting book. It has a wide variety of styles and types and lots of ideas to help stimulate your own imagination. Colourful and eye catching with patterns as well. A variety of degrees of difficulty to challenge.
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Loved this book and it is an hand's on resource for someone who either has sewn animals/dolls or even more importantly, for a novice like myself. Well written and funny.
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