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Book Review – Plushies by Therese Laskey

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Spiral-bound: 120 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0811856526
ISBN-13: 978-0811856522
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches

 

Back in 2008 I stumbled upon this book on one of my favorite bookstores in Brazil, and decided to buy it. Funny thing is, even though my mom has sewn during all her life (and she’s awesome at it), I’ve never thought it was really appealing. But when I saw those cute plushies, I went ‘awwww’ ^_^ I guess it’s genetic  ._. I liked the idea to start working with felt sewing craft projects, because it seemed to be an easy material for a begginer like me.

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It’s a pretty neat book, the beginning covers the basics of materials and techniques in such an easy way that even a noob like me managed to learn it successfully.

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You can find all the patterns in the end of the book, all tucked in a yellow envelope. The book is spiral bound (gotta love it!) and has an elastic band to keep it shut.

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The whole thing is just awesome! The pics are really wonderful, and instructions are clear to follow. The projects go from easy to difficult, and you can explore several techniques, such as needle felting, crochet, hand stitching and machine stitching, plus, you can find a resource list in the end of the book. The projects are from different artists, and you can find the artist bio on every project. I think it works fine for begginers and more experienced crafters alike. 

 

Needless to say, I had a sewing fever for about 6 months! You can check out below some of my versions of the 25 handmade plushies from the book.

You can buy it on Amazon.com, Amazon.uk and Amazon.de.

This was originally posted here.

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