Making Adorable Button-Jointed Stuffed Animals: 20 Step-By-Step Patterns to Create Posable Arms and Legs on Toys Made with Recycled Wool (Paperback)
This collection of 20 button-jointed felted wool figures will appeal to crafters, parents looking for kid-friendly projects, and beginner sewists. Each uses felted wool made from recycled sweaters (polar fleece or coat-weight wool are also options). Button joints allow the figures to be posed, making them ideal for play or display. Emphasis is on hand stitching, though sewing machine alternatives are covered as well. Making Adorable Button-Jointed Stuffed Animals offers detailed instructions coupled with patterns and step-by-step photographs to help crafters make any of these projects in a few hours. To demonstrate the overall process of working with a pattern, cutting, stitching, stuffing, and adding button joints, the dog project is covered in expanded detail. This book will appeal to crafters who love farm (and other) animals, value re-purposing wool, and enjoy making things by hand. Ideal as heirloom gifts, these sturdy animals can be enjoyed for years to come.