Make Your Own Soft Toys

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Overview

This wonderful collection of handmade toys will delight children both young and old. The 25 projects, designed by expert craftsman Rob Merrett, take their inspiration from traditional playthings, including dolls, animals, and more. Begin with Baby's First Soft Toy—delightful gifts for newborns designed in soft colors and gentle prints. Nursery Novelties is next, with easy patchwork and appliqué embellishments, followed by Activity Toys, where clever designs will stimulate young children's minds. Creature Comforts...
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Overview

This wonderful collection of handmade toys will delight children both young and old. The 25 projects, designed by expert craftsman Rob Merrett, take their inspiration from traditional playthings, including dolls, animals, and more. Begin with Baby's First Soft Toy—delightful gifts for newborns designed in soft colors and gentle prints. Nursery Novelties is next, with easy patchwork and appliqué embellishments, followed by Activity Toys, where clever designs will stimulate young children's minds. Creature Comforts has adorable animals that are perfect for little ones in a range of pretty fabrics. Finally, Divine Dollies is packed with trendy, vintage-looking rag dolls that you will love to make. Rob also develops the concept of 'Kids Forever', where designs should appeal not just to children, but also to adults who will appreciate his stylish, retro approach. Each toy comes with clear, step-by-step text and beautiful photography and artworks that will guide even a novice stitcher, helping them to produce gorgeous gifts with a charming, handcrafted feel.
• 25 nostalgic designs that are both educational and beautifully made.
• Includes pull-out section containing all the full-size patterns and templates required, eliminating the need for tricky enlargements.
• Taps into the trend for making soft toys.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908862655
  • Publisher: CICO Books
  • Publication date: 2/14/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,451,515
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Merrett started his career as a fashion designer and has worked with many leading design studios, apparel brands and publications. Rob specializes in trend forecasting and also takes commissions as a stylist for food and lifestyle book publishers and magazines. His work has been featured in Mondo Uomo, Per Lei, WWD, International Textiles Magazine, Vogue Nippon and British Elle. Other books by Rob include Cute Clothes for Kids, Making Baby's Clothes and The Perfect Apron, all published by CICO. He is based in London.
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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    This book has beautiful designs - whimsical and modern. I had a

    This book has beautiful designs - whimsical and modern. I had a chance to look through it, and there were a number of things I was tempted to make as gifts, even though my children are now grown. 

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