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  • Introduction
  • General Instructions
  • Making the Patterns
  • Materials
  • Cutting out the pattern pieces
  • Sewing the Pieces Together
  • Stuffing the Toy
  • Finishing Details
  • Mouse, Hen, Pigeon, Scottie Dog, Great Twit, Pig, Elephant, Snowman, Fish, Hedgehog, Lion, Highland Cow, Eskimo, Santa Claus, Clown
  • Bibliography
  • Suppliers

Title: Introducing Soft Toy Making
Author: Delphine Davidson
Publication Date: Hardcover:1969
Publisher: BT Batsford Ltd., London
Page Count: 79
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8" x 8"
ISBN: 0823150054

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Patterns are given on grids for enlarging purposes and have an absolute minimum of markings to guide the crafter. They have a minimalist approach and are quite cartoony (if that's an adjective) - so cartoony, in fact, that not a single photograph is provided of any of the toys, just drawings. This was the second of Ms. Davidson's books I picked up, just to see if it followed the same layout as her second book. It is a mystery to me how these books got into print.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. The patterns are so simple as not to need a lot of instructions, which is a good thing, since there aren't many instructions given.

SUMMARY- I was tempted to give this book a star for showing what not to do in a soft toy book, but decided it might confuse some people into thinking I found something worthwhile here. I found nothing useful in this book.