Pocket Book Softie

In this easy and fun project, play with both fabric and paper to create a soft and cuddly creature that carries a small handmade book in its back pocket.  Bring your own fabric printed face, or use faces provided by instructor, as well as basic patterns for assorted creatures of the imagination.

Learn how to draft a pattern using simple shapes, the "draw, cut, and sew" way, no rulers or fussy cutting with this free-form method. Construct the body from recycled felted wool, and sew it together with pieces of yarn or embroidery floss, embellishing as desired.  Discover a variety of mixed media techniques you can experiment with after you create you little pocket book, so you can fill it with colorful painted pages, fabric, little collages, tiny paintings and embellishments, and wee poems composed by combining words cut from text.