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Sew Your Own Felt Advent Calendar by Sachiyo Ishii

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 July 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214915
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  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP Price: £8.99
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Description

Advent calendars take pride of place in homes all over the world in the run up to Christmas. This year, why not add a personal touch to your Christmas countdown by making your own felt calendar, filled with an array of festive felt figures to delight the whole family? Felt is soft, tactile and very easy to use, and sewers of all abilities will enjoy creating this fabulous festive decoration. 

Best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii starts by showing you how to make the basic calendar, and then provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and templates for 24 tiny felt toys to place in the pockets. These cute little Christmas-themed projects are quick to make using just a few pieces of felt, stuffing, thread and ribbons, and make perfect little gifts for children and adults alike.

Easy to make and fun to use, the calendar can be stored away and brought out year after year to become a much-loved family favourite for many years to come. 


Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials & tools 8

Making the calendar 12

The Toys 20

Basic techniques 22

Glove 24

Poinsettia 26

Christmas tree 28

Candy cane 30

Rabbit 32

Brown bear 34

Robin 36

Elf 38

Squirrel 41

Teddy bear 42

Reindeer 44

Owl 46

Snowman 48

Gingerbread house 50

Fox 53

Gingerbread man 56

Elephant 58

Angel 60

Penguin 63

Cat in stocking 64

Holly wreath 66

Toy soldier 68

Santas girl 72

Santa 76


About Sachiyo Ishii

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 and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at www.knitsbysachi.com.



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