Handmade Animal Dolls: 20 Simple Sewing Patterns for Stylish Toys (Paperback)
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.
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.
“This book is a gift to all of us who love to create. Now we can spread the joy these adorable animals carry with them.”
—Lia Griffith, author of Crepe Paper Flowers and founder of liagriffith.com
“Melissa Lowry is a creative genius. She shows you how to turn just a few craft supplies into handmade dolls that bring charm to anyone lucky enough to be gifted one.”
—Ria Chan, founder of Craftsposure
“An adorable collection of sweet creatures: this is a must-have addition for the craft lover’s library.”
—Gretel Parker, author of Little Needle-Felt Animals