Monday 13 May 2013

Book Review: Felt Sew Good

To finish up my Book Week, I've got a lovely felt-y book to review (you guys know how much I love felt, gotta save the best material 'til last, right?).

Felt Sew Good by Christine Leech contains "30 simple & stylish felt projects" divided into chapters of gifts, decorations and items from the home.

The designs are all pretty simple, accessible projects you could make in an afternoon or a couple of evenings - perfect for beginners or people who just want to squeeze a bit of relaxing crafting into their week

There are some cute projects like this elephant mobile (so adorable)...

... and these sweet woodland animal finger puppets:

And some very stylish, more "grown up" projects, like these decorative baubles...

... this geometric mat...

... and these pretty feather napkin rings:

Other projects in the book include winged baby booties, a pear doorstop,circus-inspired egg cosies, and an autumnal garland.

Each project has step-by-step instructions but only the more complicated steps are illustrated with drawings or step-by-step photos. All the templates are included full size though, which is something I love to see in a craft book!

Felt Sew Good would be a great book to add to your collection if you want some fun and pretty projects that are relatively quick and easy to make. I think this would also be a great book to use when sewing things with younger children, or to give as a gift to a teenage crafter - I would have loved to make lots of the designs in this book to decorate my room as a teen, or to give as gifts to my friends.

Felt Sew Good is published by Quadrille. RRP £12.99. It's available from Amazon UK, The Book Depository and many other bookshops.

[Disclaimer: Quadrille sent me a free review copy of this book. The Amazon & Book Depository links in this post are affiliate links]


homemade@myplace said...

this is a good one!!!!!
thank you Laura, xxxxx Ale

christine said...

Thanks for your kind words, Glad you liked it ... i loved making it.

Kay said...

Lovely, I would want this for the elephant pattern alone.

Bugs and Fishes said...

No problem, Christine! It's a lovely book :)

Kay - yes, that elephant is pretty darn cute, isn't it?