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  • CHAPTER ONE: Soft toy balls
  • CHAPTER TWO: Dice, bricks and tiles
  • CHAPTER THREE: Puppets
  • CHAPTER FOUR: Masks and head-dresses
  • CHAPTER FIVE: Toys from shapes
  • CHAPTER SIX: Two-piece toys
  • CHAPTER SEVEN: Toys with gussets
  • CHAPTER EIGHT: All kinds of dolls
  • CHAPTER NINE: Knitted dolls
  • CHAPTER TEN: Decorated toys
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN: Gifts to make

Title: The Big Book of Soft Toys
Author: Mabs Tyler
Publication Date: Hardcover:1972
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Page Count: 256
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10 1/4" x 7 1/4"
ISBN: 0070629528

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Patterns are gridded for resizing with minimal markings for direction and no seam allowances on the patterns. Most are for felt toys, however, and so no seam allowance is really needed. The patterns have minimal detail and the pictures of them made up aren't particularly attractive. The shapes are fairly awkward. I had really high hopes for this book when I ordered it, and was disappointed.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. The instructions don't have to be complicated, because none of the toys are. There is some illustration to go with the instructions.

SUMMARY- There is a fairly extensive section on making balls and other round shapes with a couple of different methods that I found interesting and worth the read. Otherwise there just wasn't much there.