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« on: March 15, 2005 09:31:13 PM »

the book is Sewing Tiny Toys by Carolyn Vosburg Hall.

I'd really like to try my hand at that type of stuff and i was just wondering if anybody had read this one? Is it worth getting? any feedback would be awesome. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2005 07:44:15 AM »

i saw this at a local library, so you could check your local library to see if you think it is worth it.  i actually photocopied some paterns from this book, but have not made them yet.  there are some really cute animals in there and it seemed like a pretty well set-up book (pics, instructions, etc).  one thing to note is that it seems like most of these are meant to be made with fabric (not felt) and machine sewed (not hand-sewed).   

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 10:42:03 AM »

This thread is a bit old, but I'll respond: I have this book and I really love it!  I think she has some really great instructions not only for sewing the ones in there, but for designing your own.  It clicked for me, at any rate.  I like how she also explored how different materials can give you a different effect.  She says that most of the animals can be made from start to finish in a couple of hours and once you get the hang of it, she's right.  I also find the pictures to be inspirational!  The only thing that bothered me about it was some of the directions were: attach blah blah as explained in the completely different animal pattern.  Not a bad thing in and of itself if you've already done that sort of attachment, but if you haven't, you've got a handful of material and thread and you're trying to flip back to wherever the heck the other pattern was so you can figure out what you're doing. 

If you want to sew one type of animal one time, then you'd probably do just as well to just check it out of the library.  However, if you really want to explore the techniques some more and make a whole menagerie, then in my opinion it's a worthwhile addition to your library.

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