Pub: Search Press UK
Sew 12 cute and cuddly characters using this fun, colourful book. Choose from Pippa Puppy, Sally Seahorse and Patty Piglet to Miranda Mermaid and Peter Pirate – or make the whole set. Created in an adorable amigurumi style in a gorgeous range of colourful fabrics, these toys would make perfect collectibles as well as cuddly playmates. All the full-size templates are provided in the book, and the instructions are clearly illustrated and easy to follow. The projects are ideal for beginners and can be sewn by machine or by hand.
I just adore this book.
The cute characters are a fabulous size and all are very very cute. The Instructions for each ‘creature’ are perfectly laid out and easy to understand with the picture demonstrations as well as the clear written guide.
All fabric and tool requirements are listed and the technique pages are filled with fabulous tips and sewing skills.
The full sized pattern pieces are included, although you must add on the seam allowance.
This is a book for beginners and advanced sewists. The designs are easy to put together, and even if it gets a little fiddly, there is no reason that any level of sewist cannot achieve a beautiful and adorable plaything.
The projects can be machine or hand sewn.
These would make stunning gifts for babies and small children, and each project, using your own fabric choices, can be customised for a special birthday or event.
This book is just gorgeous. I highly recommend it and is one I will be using for just about forever.
I decided to make ‘Miranda Mermaid’
I copied each of the pattern pieces and cut them out.
I used ‘bondaweb’ to stick the fringe to the head, then zig zagged stitch around the hairline.
The ‘ponytail’ and the arms are stitched together and stuffed. I used a lightweight pillow stuffing which can be washed if required.
I cut the eyes and mouth out of felt, and although the pattern said to stitch these on, I used hot glue to stick them. (This will not be given to a small child so I don’t think it matters in this case.)
I then placed right sides together and stitched around the mermaid. I left gaps for the arms and the ponytail, as these have to be hand sewn on later.
I also stuck her bikini top on the torso, again using hot glue.
The Mermaid is then stuffed from the back tail seam and this gap is then stitched closed.
This was a project that took a few hours. I did not have any difficulty in creating her and think she is just adorable.
Happy Sewing x
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