Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys

Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys

by Melissa Lowry


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Craft Your Own Charming Characters with Impeccable Style

Designed with her own kids in mind, these beautiful plush toys are infused with Melissa Lowry’s artful craftsmanship and fresh sense of style. Now you can create your own unique characters and quick-sew fabric accessories. Use easy-to-learn needle-felting techniques for cuddly animals without any sharp plastic components.

Follow simple, fully illustrated steps to craft huggable, long-limbed friends like Oliver the Raccoon and Madeline the Fox or adorable little plushes like Harry the Hedgehog and Penny the Panda. With moveable arms and legs and chic outfits, every doll has personality. Experienced sewers will love the clever, detailed patterns and beginners will find the simple, clean lines approachable. As well suited to playtime as they are to home décor, these dolls make the perfect handmade gift and add a whimsical touch to any room.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624148057
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 342,046
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Melissa Lowry is a graphic designer, illustrator and event planner. She sold her needle-felted animals through her first business, Milo&Ben, designs her own fabric line and is the founder of Makeology. She currently lives in Milton, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Gathering Tools and Materials 9

Techniques 12

Starting Simple 17

Small and Sweet Characters

Toby Turtle 19

Stefla Seahorse 23

Patrick Penguin 27

Benito Bird 31

Harry Hedgehog 37

Noah Koala 41

Adding Details 47

Charming and Cuddly Dolls

Bernadette Whale 49

Leonard Lion 55

Penny Panda 63

Bailey Bat 69

Emily Monkey 75

Ray Reindeer 81

Charlotte Cat 87

Making Full-Sized Friends 93

Stylish Playmates and Accessories

Oliver Raccoon 95

Madeline Fox 103

Rupert Rabbit 111

Sasha Sloth 117

Morris Bear 125

Olivia Owl 133

Nigel Unicorn 141

Adding Arms and Legs 147

Templates 150

Materials Source List 187

Acknowledgments 187

About the Author 189

Index 190

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