Following up on the popular Japanese book, Felt Friends from Japan comes a new title, More Felt Friends From Japan.
This book is filled with 80 new projects including stuffies, clothing, and accessories all made with felt, thread, hand sewing needle, and a little love. Characters range from a cat (seen on the cover) and dog to a giraffe and even a chimpanzee(there’s also retro, posable girl dolls, too!) – all ready to be dressed up with clothing you make for them to wear. Best of all? They don’t have to be just stuffed animals, the author teaches you how to transform your favorite creatures into puppets!
Stuffies not your thing? There’s plenty of other projects to be made including tote bags, glass cases, coasters, and more! Great projects to make up with your children over spring break or just to engage in some casual, late night sewing.
All the patterns needed to make each project are included in the book. However, most of them require you to enlarge the pattern(s) on a copy machine prior to sewing. The instructions are clear and are followed up with great illustrations, plus there is a section in the back of the book that demonstrates stitchestechniques you will you to create your stuffie – making this a perfect book for beginners.
Intrigued? Dreaming up new projects from the book? How about winning a copy of More Felt Friends From Japan for yourself? Kodansha has generously donated a copy to be given away! Just leave a comment on this post by 12, noon (CST) Monday, March 17 to be eligible for the draw (don’t be concerned if your comment doesn’t appear automatically, if you’ve never left a comment before it will likely need to be moderated. I’ll be doing that manually all this week). Good luck!