Perfect for any sewer with a love for animals, this delightful handbook to crafting homemade stuffed animals features 12 fabric and sock animals that are guaranteed to charm. Making appearances are Poppo Piggy, with a big button nose and floppy ears; Jeff Bear, with his lanky body smartly dressed in a turtleneck and corduroy pants; and Wind Lion, with a mane of colorful fabric scraps and a sideways expression. Sewers will learn not only quirky embellishment techniques--from creating button noses or ribbon hair to hand-embroidering faces--but also how to craft clothing accessories such as dresses, tops, scarves, hats, skirts, and pants. Step-by-step illustrations and pattern templates keep the crafting process clear and simple; and because many of the accessories are made from socks, fabric scraps, and trims, these stuffed animals make a perfectly adorable--and affordable--gift.
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Hsiu-Lan Kuei is a costume designer and an illustrator. She primarily uses fabric scraps and recycled fabric cloth for her doll creations.Review:
"Making the old new again is an idea that has found a new generation of devotees, thank goodness. Sew Me, Love Me takes one of those genres, stuffed animals, a step further to the realm of cool . . . They're not cartoonish or cherubic. They're imaginative and quirky—and earth-friendly to boot." —CraftNouveau
"Adorable plush animal friends." —Sew News
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