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Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals: With Full-Size Patterns for 20 Cuddly Critters Paperback – April 1, 2011
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First there are plenty of pictures and text to help you make the toys. The patterns are FULL SIZE in an envelope in the front of the book. No resizing necessary. Also the directions are easy to follow. Which is a plus for me as I am a visual learner. Pictures are required for me to follow directions.
Also the toys made in the book are created with fleece and felt. The two easiest fabrics to work with *in my opinion*. And also some of the simplest to find in just about any fabric store.
I highly recommend this to those who want some sweet animals to make that look cute and realistic.
Some are more complex but there are plenty that are simple! I highly recommend to the newbie sewer and those of us who have been sewing for years!
* The patterns are easy to sew. Many are suitable for someone who has never made a stuffed animal before.
* The animals are *cute*! It takes talent to make a cute animal pattern with so few pattern pieces- this book does it!
* For those with experience, the patterns offer a good jumping-off point. For example, almost all of the patterns work just as well in fake fur as they do in fleece. Using the tiger pattern, I turned a leopard-print fake fur throw into a whole litter of adorable baby leopard cubs!
If you have any interest whatsoever in making stuffed animals, buy this book. You won't regret it.
Update: I have now cut out quite a few of the patterns and have sewn several. The animals turned out nicely, but the instructions are NOT clear. As another reviewer said, you definitely have to look closely at the pictures. It would also have been nice if the author had given descriptions of the exact eyes that were used to make the animals in the pictures. I really liked the ones shown and wanted to use the same ones in most cases.Read more ›
The full-sized patterns are amazing, and the pictorial instructions easily followed. With the majority of the seams being machine sewed, these make practical children toys as well. I have tried the hedgehog and penguin patterns, and both took me less than an hour to complete.
Simple additions of trim will further personalize the toys, making adorable gifts. (For example, a feathery trim sewn in the head seam of the penguin pattern makes a cute Mohawk-style punk rocker, while beaded tassels make a flirty necklace.)
I would recommend this book to any one looking for sweet, fun projects that can be finished in an afternoon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The instructions are easy to understand, and they are really cute. There is an online site to print out the patterns.Published 2 months ago by Mokie
I absolutely love this book!!! This is a must have in every sewing room!! It has the most amazing patterns full size to sew. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Patterns were NOT included, making this book essentially useless unless you want to download them from the website and you have a printer that will print on 11x17 paper, which I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Philip Harris
The book is wonderful, but someone had removed half of the patterns and taped it back up.Published 7 months ago by rebecca parker
This book came with no CD Rom or full size patterns. I had to print them out online. The animals were difficult to put together and will not hold up with normal use by a child.Published 7 months ago by Miki
This is a great book for beginners. There is a great variety of animals, and the patterns come together in just a couple hours. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Colm R. Saunders