Animal Friends to Sew: Simple Handmade Decor, Toys, and Gifts for Kids (Sanae Ishida Sews) (Paperback)
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"…a slew of child-friendly projects as adorable as they are functional. [...] These sweet DIY projects will appeal to parents who are also avid or aspiring sewers, not to mention to their kids."
From the author of the bestselling Sewing Happiness comes this beginner's sewing book to making beautiful handmade animals—includes 15 easy projects plus 35 variations. The projects in this book are divided into three main categories of cute creatures to sew: decor, toys, and wearables. Inspired by the beautiful simplicity of Japanese and Scandinavian design, these projects will delight the maker as much as the recipient.
Make adorable handmade animal toys: a darling whale teether, adorable fox baby slippers, stackable animal blocks, a sweet lion throw pillow, or a fuzzy sheep backpack! Perfect for gifting, these one-of-a-kind handmade treasures are sure to be cherished.
• Sewing and embroidery primer
• Project instructions with photos and step-by-step iilustrations
• Sewing templates
Pillows: Polar Bear, Lion, Koala, Bunny, Sloth
Placemats: Cat, Bear
Wall Pockets: Zebra, Reindeer
Rope Baskets: Cat, Dog
Stackable Blocks: Mouse, Raccoon, Bear, Elephant
Teether Rattles: Whale, Dove
Terry Cloth Bath Puppets: Panda, Cat, Penguin, Seal
Quiet Adventures Felt Book
Beanbags: Turtle, Hedgehog, Armadillo
Beanies with Ears
Baby Slippers: Fox, Penguin, Raccoon
Hooded Capes: Animal with Ears, Animal with Horn, Animal with Bony Plates
Bibs: Monkey, Koala
Backpacks: Sheep, Fox
About the Author
SANAE ISHIDA writes, sews, draws, and takes photos almost every day. She lives with her husband and daughter in Seattle. She is the author of a book of sewing projects and personal essays, Sewing Happiness, as well as three children's books in the Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl series. Both she and her daughter have too many handmade clothes.
"Ishida (Sewing Happiness), a children’s book and crafting guide author, provides a slew of child-friendly projects as adorable as they are functional. A chapter on sewing and embroidering basics should get readers up to speed before they begin the projects, which are divided among décor, toys, and 'wearables,' with the last section being the stand-out [...] These sweet DIY projects will appeal to parents who are also avid or aspiring sewers, not to mention to their kids."
"Ishida (Sewing Happiness) presents competent guidance for the dedicated crafter, showing passion in the construction of each project in this new collection. Here, the photography, soothingly beautiful, depicts the projects in a way that helps readers understand the appearance of each piece [...] A charming collection comprised of lovely fabric items crafters will enjoy gifting and creating."
"Ishida returns with a cheery sewing book focused on creating toys, décor, and clothing for babies and small children. Fifteen projects, many of which have multiple variations, utilize minimalist design, animal themes, and muted colors that evoke an idyllic household filled with calm children engaging in enriching activities."
"Sanae Ishida makes sewing accessible in her new book Animal Friends to Sew."