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The Teddy Bear Craft Book


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Book Name: The Teddy Bear Craft Book

Editor: Sandy Ransford

Publisher: Books UK Ltd.

ISBN: 1-87-1612-15-2

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 111

Illustrations: Color photos and patterns

Experience Required: Skill levels vary according to project.


Book Review

Bear lovers will delight in this book because there are many types of bears to make.  The projects are divided into these groupings: Classic Bears, Wooly Bears, Bears to Cook, Bears to Sew and Bears in Paper, Card and Wood and include such techniques as sewing, knitting, embroidery, printing on fabric and paper, making wooden toys and decorating a cake. 

Important tips to know about this book:

  • There is a very useful stitch guide to refer to when you are making a project that involves a specific stitch technique with which you may not be very familiar.
  • "Please read before making" tips are included with the teddy bear projects to help you work with the fur fabric correctly so your bear turns out like it is supposed to.
  • The instructions for the projects are very clear and specific with little tips or reminders within them to ensure successful completion of a project (i.e. "Do not skip the pinning and tacking or the material will move and be spoilt when machining or sewing." Page 83-Pyjama Case)
  • The patterns accompanying the projects are either full scale or require further adjustment.  They are clearly labeled as to how they need to be adjusted to create the proper size pattern for the project.
  • There is a handy "Knitting needle size equivalents" chart accompanying the instructions for the first knitting project (The Greedy Bear Sweater) on page 31.
  • There are Measurements, Tension and Abbreviations charts included with the instructions for each knitting project.
I really like this book because it is easy to use and geared toward successfully completing the projects with all the necessary information at your fingertips.  I especially like all the extra helpful hints in yellow or pink boxes included with some of the craft projects.

Favorites:

  • Jamie Bear
  • Teddy Egg-cosy
  • Tea Party Cake
  • Pyjama Case
  • Pop-up Birthday Teddy

Overall Rating:

5/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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