Cover Image Property of New Holland Publishers, Ltd.
Cover image property of New Holland Publishers, Ltd.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Before you start
  • FOR BABIES
  • DOLLS
  • CLOWN PARADE
  • WALL HANGINGS
  • DOORSTOPS
  • ANIMALS
  • PUPPETS
  • CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
  • Patterns

Title: Make Your Own Soft Toys
Author: Gail Attwell
Publication Date: Harcover:1991
Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Ltd.
Page Count: 95
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11 1/4" x 8 3/4"
ISBN: 185368158X

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. The patterns need to be enlarged, but are gridded to help the crafter. Markings are very basic to nonexistent. The toys, when made up, are excellent quality, though if you are diabetic, you may wish to steer clear -- they are far too sweet for my tastes. There are an awful lot of clowns and a lot more dolls than animals. The few animal patterns are either anthropomorphized or very stylized. The book is geared for making toys for very small children. I liked the counting snake, and found the trophy unicorn head on the wall mildly disturbing as a toy for a child's room with the exception possibly of Wednesday Adams. Someone wasn't thinking it through on that one!

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. The instructions are fairly straightforward, but take certain skills for granted on the part of the reader -- like knitting, for example. The instructions for the most part are not illustrated, but the toys photograph well.

SUMMARY- This book is geared solely to creating the patterns given, and not giving hints on how to develop patterns on your own, so it doesn't have a mechanics rating.