Author(s): Sue Havens
Create adorable soft toys with this highly illustrated book including bears, bunnies, puppies and more. In "Make Your Own Toys" Sue Havens helps the home sewer create adorable soft toys whose look falls somewhere between classic cute and Japanese modern. This highly illustrated book includes bears, bunnies, puppies and more, many of which feature extensive customisation. Sue's collection of toys includes all the classics reworked in her signature style for the modern sewer. The levels of difficulty are varied, from two-piece toys to fully jointed and posable. Every toy has corresponding templates for the home sewer to copy and trace onto fabric. A handful of the toys even come with additional instructions and templates to transform the basic shape from one animal into another.
Sue Havens is a Brooklyn-based artist and graphic designer. A graduate of Cooper Union and Bard College, she is currently a fellow in painting for the New York Foundation for the Arts and an instructor at Pratt Institute.