Sew Your Own Dolls – Book review!
You guys! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have been looking forward to sharing this!
This week my darling friend and super talented stitcher, Louise Kelly’s book went on sale…and SPOILER ALERT it is amazing & y’all are going to love it!!
Now, I am a super lucky gal to already have a custom-made Lou Loves This Doll all of my very own, so when anticipating this book, I already knew that this collection of wee felt characters would be utterly brilliant, and WOW this book does not disappoint!
There are 25 dolls to make each one more delightful than the last! If you are new to doll making, or indeed even stitching, then fret not my friend! The first section of the book gives a full overview to all the supplies and tools that you will need to create your own dolls, and not only that there is a full rundown of the techniques that are used in each of the dolls with clear step-by-step illustrations to help you along the way. Even down to how to embroider your dolls name onto her wee dolly pants – because, yes, that is important!
The next section is dedicated to the construction of the doll, which will see even the most novice stitcher through the process, and more experienced stitch folks and dressmakers will be able use this basic body construction to go off and create a whole tribe of their very own bespoke characters!
My very favourite thing about the whole book is that it captures Louise’s wonderful imagination and inside are a whole world of characters just jumping off the pages ready to be made! Each doll has a very vivid character from Edie with her boho style and Mia set for a day at the seaside to Halloween-ready Maeve, and artist Zara…you will be hard pressed to pick a favourite.
Although, someone might want to mention to sweet Ruby that my wee Laura doll has her eye on handsome sailor Noah!
You guys, this is one amazing book and I just know that you are going to love it!
To celebrate the book hitting the shelves I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky Made Peachy Reader…all you have to do is leave a comment below sharing why you’d love to win this book! Winners will be picked at random and announced on the 14 April! Good Luck!