Please the animal lovers on your gift list with these fun,
creature-inspired projects for the home. All are useful and
none require a lot of sewing experience; with the staged instructions
they are ideal for anybody who knows the basics but requires
There are eighteen colorful, contemporary projects in this
book plus plenty of advice for the improver-level crafter.
Starting with the reasons you need all the tools and materials
plus help on topics such as attaching fusible webbing, bias
binding, appliqué, clipping seams, etc, it is a great
way to learn as you sew. All the patterns are stored in a
handy wallet at the back, outlines drawn in different colors
for ease of identification. Each project has a list of what
you need in metric and imperial, a finished size plus sheet
number where you can locate your pattern. Instructions are
mostly written but there are several photographs which show
all the trickier things, plus give a good idea as to what
the item should look like at key stages. Choose from an owl
doorstop, elephant teacozy, cow handbag, penguin apron, butterfly
place mat and coasters or bear laundry bag plus many others,
all shown in handy thumbnails at the front for ease of selection.
Fabrics used are mostly cotton and felt which are simple to
work with, and the bright colors give a cheerful, modern look
to the items. A good book for any animal lover, plus a great
way to build sewing skills.
If you cannot find a good range of sewing materials locally
try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.