Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction (Paperback)
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Are you ready for a soft toy book that goes beyond the basics? Here, for the first time in decades, is a comprehensive reference that teaches you how to sew heirloom-quality stuffed animals, from four-legged friends that actually stand to a classic, poseable Teddy bear. Each of the 16 projects contain lessons that teach such skills as needle sculpting, designing "cupped" ears, and making muzzles, snouts, and beaks. Make one of Abby's animals and learn something new, or take a new technique and apply it to your own design.
About the Author
Abby Glassenberg creates unique patterns for stuffed animals from her home studio in Wellesley, MA. Since 2005 she has shared her creations and her ideas on design, technique, and the online culture of craft through her blog (whileshenaps.typepad.com). Her work has been featured online on SewMamaSew, Design*Sponge, WhipUp, and CRAFT as well as in numerous print publications including Stitch magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, and the Boston Globe. She has contributed to half a dozen craft books and is the author of The Artful Bird (Interweave, 2011).
“I've been eagerly awaiting this book since the moment I heard Abby was writing it. It's a collection of adorable projects to make, sure—but more importantly, it's a detailed manual of all the little sewing techniques that give a soft toy its best shape and most winning personality.” —Diane Gilleland, CraftyPod.com
“Stuffed Animals is the perfect one-stop handbook for bringing your softies to life. From selecting your design and finding the proper tools to the easy-to-follow construction steps, Abby will help bring your creations to shop level.” —Betsy Burger, Design Director for the Craft Department, Simplicity
“Abby has created a detailed and informative resource that will inspire you to stitch adorable characters while giving you the skills to design and construct them with ease.” —Betz White, author of Warm Fuzzies and Sewing Green