Plush-O-Rama: Curious Creatures for Immature Adults

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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What’s the big new phenomenon, with legions of devotees? Making lovable stuffed monsters! Influenced by the popularity of Japanese animé and video game culture, urban illustration and design, and the do-it-yourself craft movement, these designer plush toys are everywhere--even museum stores. Yet they’re simple to sew. Just take fabric, a needle and thread, and stuffing, combine a touch of cuteness with a dash of utter weirdness, and you’ve got one of the oddest, most irresistible creatures ever. And these 30+ projects--including furry, green-lipped Monkey; Greggles, who sports a coif of tentacles; and flirtatious Polly, who has her three eyes on every guy--are as much at home in a trendy loft studio as in a child’s room. They’re unabashedly handmade, but bold, colorful, and very modern. A thorough Basics section provides all the fundamentals, from fabric selection to stitches to the ins and outs of the construction process. And, as a bonus, there’s a handful of profiles of select plush designers with photos of their work.
 
 

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User Review  - willowsmom - LibraryThing

Very imaginative and creative. As a fairly new sewer, I wish there would have been more patterns (several of my favorites simply said "make pattern based on picture), but the sewing stitch guide was very clear and helpful compared to most similar books. A great creativity kick-starter for me! Read full review

So cute!

User Review  - dinx2 - Overstock.com

This book is much better than I had expected. All the stuffed animals inside are funa dn cute and all different too. Its an added plus that it has creations from different people and not just from one ... Read full review

Contents

JCreature Creation 8 Basic Materials and Tools
8
Sewing 101
14
Useful Stitches
15
Customizing
16
18 Meet the Creatures
18
Greggles
21
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23
Monkey in the Middle
27
Batty Cat Bubbles
62
Dibley
64
Llorie the Bipolar Cloud
66
Green Monster
71
Sprinkles
72
Randall
74
Woolies
78
Moopy Bunny
81

Mr Skelly
29
Polly
30
Gingerbread
32
Loud Pants
34
Hexapus
37
Harry
40
Catzilla
43
Felix Von Schnapps
45
Plucky
47
PigDuck
49
Candy Apple Neko
51
Monsieur Octopus
54
Apple Tree
57
Gremlins
58
Onimushi
83
Demented Dogs
86
Earless Elephant
89
Gregoire
93
Bryan
95
96 Meet the Designers
96
Rachel Chow Jason Carpenter
98
Lizette Greco
100
Jenny Harada
102
Grace Montemar
104
Rosa Pomar
106
Beck Wheeler
108
HO Designer Biographies 112 Templates 127 Acknowledgments 1 27 Metric Equivalents Chart 128 Index
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