- Hardcover: 136 pages
- Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584799102
- ISBN-13: 978-1584799108
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 71 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children Hardcover – March 1, 2011
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The projects included are:
reversible bucket hat
bias trimmed apron
bento box carrier
cozy winter hood
messy kid bib
juggling balls and drawstring bag
tea party doll dress
red riding hood
bear puppet bath mitt
So many really useful projects! I'll be starting with the "bear carrier" which my little one will be using for her doll. Next I think I'll make matching mother/daughter messenger bags. Fun!
Now don't assume these patterns are easy for beginners. I am not new to sewing but I am new to using patterns and therefor I struggled quite a bit. Most of the time I had no idea what the instructions wanted me to do, but with the help of an avid sewer it was possible for me to complete the vest with the billows pockets and the vest turned out perfect!
Things to note:
You will need pattern paper/tissue paper to trace the pattern onto something you can cut, the patterns overlap each other and therefor cutting is not an option without sacrificing other patterns.
This book is pretty expensive unless you intend to make many of the patterns included.
The glue that holds the patterns in the book may damage the pattern if not removed very carefully and very slowly.
Read through the appendix of the book before beginning your project. Special terminology and instructions are crucial to many of the patterns.
Lastly, take your time!
Other than that, the things to make in the book are incredible adorable. The playtown, puppet theater, and juggling balls will all be made, once the pattern nonsense is figure out. Honestly, I'd have paid another 5 dollars just to have an extra pattern sheet included so I could cut it out. However, the reviews regarding the patterns ripping from the glue used to hold them in seems to have been solved. Mine came out, but left a grease mark on both the front and back of the inside of the book. Regardless, would recommend.
This book has projects for sewists at every level. The instructions are delivered in Liesl's signature style to be very clear. She makes sewing accessible for sewists at every level without being overly wordy or dumbing things down. She is truly gifted.
The pictures in the book are just adorable. There are projects here for both boys and girls, at all different ages. She has managed to create projects with classic styling while maintaining just the right amount of whimsy. A lovely reference book for a sewist looking for a quick and satisfying project.
My favorites so far are the hat and the little red cape. I'll keep sewing from this book!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who sews for children!
This book lives up to this high standard. I have made the puppet theater and bucket hat from the book and plan on making more.
Great gift ideas for kids who "have it all".