Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar: with 24 mini felt toys to make for Christmas (Paperback)
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Start a new family tradition and sew your own felt advent calendar, with 24 cute and festive little toys
Advent calendars come in many different forms and sizes. This year, give your countdown to Christmas a personal touch by making your own calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures!
Start by learning how to make the basic calendar, then follow the simple step-by-step instructions inside to make your 24 tiny toys to peak out of its pockets! With just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and only four basic stitches required, the toys take little time to make, are inexpensive and a great way to use up scraps of spare material. From holiday favourites like Santa and Rudolph to a scarfed squirrel and snuggly bear, there's a merry companion for all your little ones (and for young-at-heart adults too!).
Guidance on the essentials tools and materials you need are included at the beginning of the book, and templates are provided for all of the basic calendar pieces and toys, allowing you to dive straight into making your Yuletide-timeline in no time at all.
Proudly display your handiwork and start a new tradition in your home today, in the much-loved style of mini-crafter Sachiyo Ishii.
About the Author
Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet, spinning, hand dyeing, Japanese doll making and paper crafts to adults and children. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press, including Mini Knitted Safari, Mini Knitted Woodland and Mini Knitted Toys. Her work has appeared in knitting and parenting magazines and her knitted toys are very popular. She believes everyone should be involved in some kind of creative activity and loves sharing the joy of craft with as many people as possible. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons.
Inspirations All Stitched Up! - September 2020
It seems we’re having a felt festival here at Inspirations lately! After bringing you the cutest felt animal families imaginable last week, this week it’s time to bring a little festive felt to Christmas. ‘Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar’ shows you how to create an advent calendar filled with tiny toys, guaranteed to bring squeals of delight each and every day in the lead up to 25th December.
This new book by Sachiyo Ishii includes patterns not just for the tiny calendar with numbered pockets, but also for the 24 adorable little toys which reside in each pocket. Peeking out you’ll find bunnies, owls, gingerbread men and teddy bears, each with a distinct little personality sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
The projects are quick to make, with detailed instructions and full-sized templates for cutting out your felt and putting each toy together. If you can manage to convince the happy recipient to return the toy back to its pocket-home after Christmas, this advent calendar will become a family favourite year after year.