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MAKING MARMALADE - Simone Gooding

MAKING MARMALADE - Simone Gooding
10 Small Felt Intrepid Explorers and 30 Tiny Travel Accessories to Make

A year in the life of Marmalade Rabbit!

Celebrate the changing seasons by stitching this 100% wool hand dyed felt rabbit and her seasonal outfits and accessories in this charming book, Making Marmalade.

you will find

- Moses Basket style Bed with warm Winter Sleeping Bag and Pillow

- Dungarees and felt Vest for those chilly Autumn walks

- Headscarf and Apron for lazy Summer days

- Butterfly Wings to celebrate Spring

and many more.

These designs are suitable for most toy makers and contain step by step instructions and diagrams for machine sewing and hand stitching the components of each project. Marmalade is brought to life on the page by Simone Gooding’s adorable illustrations.
Price: 14.99


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EMPOWERED EMBROIDERY - Amy L Frazer

EMPOWERED EMBROIDERY - Amy L Frazer
With Art Makers: Empowered Embroidery, learn to sketch and stitch strong, recognizable women from all walks of life. Featuring sketching and illustration instructions, basic stitches, embroidery techniques, and projects with portraits of famous women, this book is a must-have tool for hands-on artists and crafters. The Art Makers series is designed for beginning artists and arts-and-crafts enthusiasts who are interested in experiencing a fun hands-on medium.

If you’re a beginning embroiderer, start with the basic stitches and embroidery instructions at the beginning of the book. Essential tools, warm-up exercises, tips for embroidering facial features and hair, and general information on embroidery will give you the know-how you need to get started. Then dive into sketching your favorite female cultural and historical icons, including: Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, and more!

Once you’ve sketched your figures, follow along with the step-by-step embroidery projects as you learn to stitch the women featured in the book—and anyone else you admire! All of the projects are beautifully paired with large photos so that you can easily mimic the techniques at home while relaxing with your embroidery.

About the Author: Amy L. Frazer is a professional illustrator, designer, and embroiderer uniquely suited to give instruction on this fun, trending embroidery technique. With her expert tips, you’re sure to enjoy learning a new hobby, or advancing your skills if you’re already familiar with embroidery.

Art Makers: Empowered Embroidery makes it easy to sketch, stitch, and create your favorite female icons, from empowering women of today to icons of the past.
Price: 14.99


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SWEET CROCHET FRIENDS - Khuc Cay

SWEET CROCHET FRIENDS - Khuc Cay
Sweet Crochet Friends is a treasure trove of crochet creations and lovely illustrations by the author. it contains the patterns for 16 lovely stuffed toy designs. Each toy has its own unique personality, with adaptable accessories. You can create cuddly animals like Lily the Lamb, Cocola the Koala, Little Panda Peter, Titou the Tiger, Lulu Otter as well as some cute dolls, like Anna the Bunny Girl, Nana, and Little April.
Some projects are easy and quick to finis, while others ae a bit more challenging. There are step-to-step instructions, guides for materials, special techniques, and some tips and tricks to help you. If you love making crochet toys, this book is a great addition to your library.
Price: 14.99


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ANATOMY 101 Draw Manga Now - Christopher Hart

ANATOMY 101 Draw Manga Now - Christopher Hart
Ever wonder what makes manga characters look so super-dramatic? Sure, they've got big eyes and crazy hair, but it's their body language that tells us what's really going on. Bestselling authorChistopher Hart teaches you how to use proportons, poses, and action to create ultra-expressive characters. After an introduction to the basics, you'll have a chance to test out your new skills by drawing right in the book's pages. This guide covers everything you need to go from manga fan to manga artist. So, grab your pencil, strike a pose, and let's get drawing!
Price: 8.99


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400 KNITTING STITCHES - Potter Craft

400 KNITTING STITCHES - Potter Craft
Filled with detailed, step-by-step instructions, charts, and photographs, 400 Knitting Stitches covers nearly any fibre style you're looking to create. From the most basic knit-pearl stitches to the fanciest of them, you'll find stitch combinations for every skill level and every taste. Among the eight categories of stitches covered (including crossed stitches and cables, slipped stitches, lacy stitches, twisted stitches, and cast-off stitches), you'll find fabulous stitches such as:
Diamond Brocade - Wreaths - Half Hearts - Seeds - Giant Honeycombe - Rows of Petals - Butterflies - Tulle - Lacy Vertical Zigzags - Ladders - Bobble - Acorns - and 100's more!
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LITTLE FELTED DOGS - Saori Yamazaki

LITTLE FELTED DOGS - Saori Yamazaki
Whether you adore dachshunds or dalmations, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to make charming miniatures of them with a felting needle and some raw wool. Great for beginners, the two dozen projects in Little Feled Dogs provide lifelike results.Even better, uou'll go from ball of fluff to perfect pooch in no time at all!
Price: 12.99


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MEND & PATCH - Kerstin Neumuller

MEND & PATCH - Kerstin Neumuller
Mend & Patch shows you how to repair your cherished garments instead of throwing them away. Whether you are nervous at the sight of a needle, or can thread one with your eyes closed, this practicle handbook is perfect for those who want to sharpen their mending skills.
Price: 12.99


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HATTITUDE - Cathy Carron

HATTITUDE - Cathy Carron
Get ready to knit an emotional journey with 40 stunning new designs for stylish caps, berets, pillboxed, tams, toques, fedoras and more. In Hattitude, you'll find the perfect hat to knit for every outfit and every mood.
Price: 17.99


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THE HORRIBLE CRAFT BOOK - Laura Minter & Tia Williams

THE HORRIBLE CRAFT BOOK - Laura Minter & Tia Williams
Test out your threshold for all things horrible with this disgusting book! From cornstarch vomit and cat poo chocolates to smelly socks and bug soap, the strength of your stomach will be truly tested by this revolting and gruesome collection of projects. Using everyday ingredients and items from around the house, Laura and Tia have once again come up with fun and engaging makes that your little horrors will find hilarious. Grown-ups, get ready to cringe, this could be the most horrible book you have ever seen!

More projects: dirt pies, cuts and warts, tasty eyeballs, guts pizza, severed thumb, snot bites, skull pot and vampire smoothie.
Price: 12.99


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SOCKS - Chrissie Day

SOCKS - Chrissie Day
Throw out your holey old horrors and treat your feet with this inspiring selection of fun and practical toe-warmers. You won’t find boring socks in this book – it’s packed with inspiring designs from pretty baby bootees and glamorous boudoir slippers to rugged outdoor knits for the man in your life. Socks features 30 knitted projects that are fast, fun and practical. The patterns are easy to follow and the techniques you will need are clearly explained. If you have mastered the basics of knitting and are ready for a new challenge, this book proves that nobody needs to have cold feet about making socks!


Price: 9.99


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CROCHETED DOGS - Vanessa Mooncie

CROCHETED DOGS - Vanessa Mooncie
If you’re looking for a beautiful and faithful companion then these gorgeous crocheted dogs have the right pedigree. Just as loyal and charming as the real thing, these 10 crocheted canines are sure to be everyone’s best friend.

Each project includes detailed patterns, stunning photographs and helpful hand-drawn charts. There is also an extensive techniques section explaining all the stitches and techniques you’ll need to make your perfect pooch.
Price: 14.99


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CUTE CROCHETED WILD ANIMALS - Emma Varnam

CUTE CROCHETED WILD ANIMALS - Emma Varnam
These animals may be wild but they are very well-dressed. Featuring pairs of pandas, lions, zebras, elephants and monkeys – this crochet crew have mix-and-match wardrobes to suit their hobbies and personalities. This book is a follow up to Cute Crocheted Animals and the garments in each book can be worn by all of the animals. A clear techniques section offers stitch instructions and every beautifully photographed project is accompanied by the relevant patterns and author guidance.
Price: 12.99


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KNITTED WILD ANIMALS - Sarah Keen

KNITTED WILD ANIMALS - Sarah Keen
Delight children and adults alike with a fabulous range of cuddly knitted wild animals. Inside this fun, colourful book there are 15 wild creatures to choose from, each with a very distinct personality, including: Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Giant Panda, Monkey, Koala, Penguin and many more. A colourful gallery showcases the animals, featuring both front and back views. The clearly presented knitting patterns are easy to follow and an illustrated techniques section makes them accessible to all levels of ability.
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CROCHETED WILD ANIMALS - Vanessa Mooncie

CROCHETED WILD ANIMALS - Vanessa Mooncie
This gorgeous collection of wild animals to crochet will enchant children and adults alike. Inside this fun, colourful book there are 14 feral friends from all over the world to choose from, each with a very distinct personality. The projects vary in level of complexity and there is a comprehensive and straightforward techniques section to help you learn the necessary skills. Along the way you will also learn some interesting and surprising facts about these fascinating creatures.

Projects include: rabbit, camel, frog, flamingo, polar bear and chameleon.
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GRANNY SQUARES - Susan Pinner

GRANNY SQUARES - Susan Pinner
Discover the world of granny squares with this imaginative book. These small, crocheted squares can be made in a huge variety of patterns and colourways that become the building blocks for an array of different projects. Large, small, tight, loose, multi-coloured or monochrome – the design potential of a granny square is endless. Small and portable, you can take them anywhere with you, but, be warned – making them is highly addictive! Eight basic granny square designs are presented and then fashioned into 20 stunning projects for the home. The projects have an appealing retro vibe, taking you back to hazy bygone times and the feel-good comfort of home-made furnishings. From storage baskets to traditional throws, these colourful and cheerful creations are sure to bring a smile to your face. Beginners to crochet need not worry. Granny squares are a perfect way to get started with crochet as they are quick, easy and versatile. All the basic instructions you will need are given in a clear and easy-to-follow style.
Price: 14.99


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MILLINERY - Sarah Lomax & Rachel Skinner

MILLINERY - Sarah Lomax & Rachel Skinner
A bespoke hat, designed with a particular event in mind, is something many people long for but often feel is price prohibitive. In this fabulous new book, couture milliners, Lomax & Skinner, show that this need not be the case. With clear and comprehensive step-by-step-instructions and photography, Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner, show readers how to make 12 very different hats for a variety of occasions, including a wool felt trilby, a chic pillbox, a fascinator and a feathered headband. The materials and equipment that are required are fully detailed, along with all the necessary techniques, enabling the reader to adapt the designs if they wish, or to create their own unique hats. Full of inspirational and instructional photography, this beautifully designed book truly showcases this wonderful craft and provides all the know-how in order to achieve high-end, couture results at home.
Price: 16.99


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CUTE CROCHETED ANIMALS - Emma Varnam

CUTE CROCHETED ANIMALS - Emma Varnam
These ten adorable crocheted chums have enviable wardrobes to mix and match. The five pairs of animals – rabbits, mice, cats, foxes and bears – all have distinctive personalities and stylish outfits. All the clothes can fit all of the animals, so there is lots of fun to be had dressing them up. Each project is beautifully photographed and includes patterns and guidance. There is also a techniques section that gives clear instructions on all the skills you’ll need to make the animals and their outfits.
Price: 12.99


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100 ESSENTIAL CROCHET STITCHES - Val Pierce

100 ESSENTIAL CROCHET STITCHES - Val Pierce
This crochet compendium is the ultimate go-to guide for 100 of the most essential crochet stitches. Ideal for complete beginners or those wanting to hone their skills, it’s the ultimate reference book. It provides all the information needed to go on to make a wide range of projects. Written by Val Pierce, a respected authority on crochet, readers can be sure of concise step-by-step instructions and crystal clear photography to help them expand their repertoire of crochet stitches.
Price: 12.99


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Macrame - Tansy Wilson & Sian Hamilton

Macrame - Tansy Wilson & Sian Hamilton
Discover the art of macramé with 11 projects perfect for the beginner and more advanced alike. Projects and techniques have fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that make learning macramé quick and stress free! With projects ranging from making a simple wall hanging that’s great for a beginner to a useful market bag with T-shirt yarn for the more advanced crafter, this book will give the reader hours of creative fun and relaxation.
Price: 9.99


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How to Knit - Tina Barrett

How to Knit - Tina Barrett
This is the ultimate guide for the absolute beginner. For those with little or no knitting experience, this simple-to-learn, project-based book will start with the basics and take you through the initial stages of this fun and creative craft. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Demonstrate your new skills to friends and family with designs that include a hobo bag, beanie hat or clutch bag. Beginners will learn all the essentials, from how to hold needles, cast on and off, make a tension swatch and form the basic knit and purl stitches, to how to knit stripes, cable, rib and lace, plus shape their knitting and add buttonholes.

Clear step-by-step illustrations and beautifully shot photographs of the finished projects are included throughout, making it both practical and inspirational – the ideal book for want-to-be knitters!
Price: 7.99


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How to Machine Sew - Susie Johns

How to Machine Sew - Susie Johns
If you’ve always wanted to learn to use a sewing machine but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of using a sewing machine. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, including basic machine stitches, making seams and hems, binding edges and working with zips. Each technique is accompanied by a stylish project to make, and everything is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little machine sewing experience you have to start with, you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.
Price: 7.99


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How to Cross Stitch - Sian Hamilton

How to Cross Stitch - Sian Hamilton
How to Cross Stitch is the perfect starting point for all those wanting to learn this rewarding and accessible craft. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of how to cross stitch. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, and each project is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way.

The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little cross stitch experience you have to start with, you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.
Price: 7.99


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How to Crochet - Emma Varnam

How to Crochet - Emma Varnam
If you’ve been thinking about taking up crochet but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns and finish off your work. A troubleshooting section will guide you out of any difficulties too. A range of techniques – including double crochet, working in the round and making granny squares – is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including a tea cosy, a tablet cover and mittens. Each technique is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way.

The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little crocheting experience you have to start with, you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found creative skills.
Price: 7.99


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How to Embroider - Susie Johns

How to Embroider - Susie Johns
If you’ve always fancied taking up embroidery but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you. This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, and each project is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way. The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little embroidery experience you have to start with, you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.
Price: 7.99


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How to Sew - Susie Johns

How to Sew - Susie Johns
If you’ve always fancied taking up sewing but didn’t know where to start, this guide for the absolute beginner is for you.

This simple-to-follow project-based book takes you through the basic techniques of this fun and creative craft. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, including how to do the necessary stitches, how to make seams and add creative details and fastenings. Each skill is accompanied by a stylish project to make, including an apron, padded coat hanger and cushion. Each project is explained with the help of clear illustrations that will guide you every step of the way.

The straightforward explanations combined with desirable projects means that no matter how little sewing experience you have to start with you’ll soon be impressing friends and family with your new-found practical skills.
Price: 7.99


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How to Quilt - Rachel Clare Reynolds

How to Quilt - Rachel Clare Reynolds
This is the ultimate go-to quilting guide for the complete beginner – no prior knowledge of quilting, or even sewing, is assumed. Ten fully illustrated techniques are included, covering everything a novice needs to know, including skills such as rag quilting, hand-tied wadding, English paper piecing and square work. The techniques are accompanied by ten simple projects, enabling the reader to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. Projects include a tea cosy, table mat, lavender-filled keepsake, pinboard, table runner, throw, cushion, duffel bag, play mat and bed cover. Approachable and friendly in style, this beautifully illustrated book will give beginners the confidence to take up quilting, then use it as a basic skills ‘bible’ to have to hand when they need it.
Price: 7.99


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Kids Learn To Stitch - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall

Kids Learn To Stitch - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall
Aimed at children between 6 and over
Easy to follow instructions
Lively illustrations
Fantastic projects, all with charts and templates
Everything you need to get knitting in no time!
Price: 9.99


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Kids Learn To Crochet - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall

Kids Learn To Crochet - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall
Aimed at children between 6 and over
Easy to follow instructions
Lively illustrations
Fantastic projects, all with charts and templates
Everything you need to get knitting in no time!
Price: 9.99


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Kids Learn To Knit - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall

Kids Learn To Knit - Lucinda Guy & Francois Hall
Aimed at children between 6 & 9
Easy to follow instructions
Lively illustrations
Fantastic projects, all with charts and templates
Everything you need to get knitting in no time!
Price: 9.99


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Fat Quarter - Quick Makes - 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric - Juliet Bawden & Amanda Russell

Fat Quarter - Quick Makes - 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric - Juliet Bawden & Amanda Russell
25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric remnants.
Price: 12.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Fat Quarter - Gifts - 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric - Jemima Schlee

Fat Quarter - Gifts - 25 projects to make from short lengths of fabric - Jemima Schlee
25 quick and easy projects to make, all from fat quarters or fabric remnants.
Price: 12.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Quilting Simplified - Fresh Designs & Easy Instructions for Beginners - Choly Knight

Quilting Simplified - Fresh Designs & Easy Instructions for Beginners - Choly Knight
If you think that quilting is way beyond your ability, think again!
Start sewing your own super simple modern quilts.
Quilt while you learn, with 8 approachable quilt projects.
Cutting instructions for baby, twin, full, and queen/king size quilts.
No prior quilting experience necessary.
Price: 12.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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First Time Quilting - The Absolute Beginners Guide

First Time Quilting - The Absolute Beginners Guide
Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to quilting? Then help is at hand. Like having your very own instructor at your side, this book guides you carefully from your first apprehensive stitches to confident quilting. It begins with thorough descriptions of sewing machines, fabrics, tools, and quilting techniques, and then teaches you how to use them. All eleven projects included in this book introduce you to new concepts and skills. Full-colour photos, step-by-step instructions, and valuable tips help you learn the fine points of quilting while making home decor accessories and quilts for yourself and others.
Price: 12.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Fa La La La Felt - 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations - Amanda Carestio

Fa La La La Felt - 45 Handmade Holiday Decorations - Amanda Carestio
You don't have to be an expert seamstress to get creative for Christmas. Just use manufactured felt, a fun and affordable material that's super easy to work with. Create 45 festive felt projects - machine, hand sew and no-sew designs.
Price: 12.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Little Happy Circus - Tine Nielsen

Little Happy Circus - Tine Nielsen
Crochet your very own circus with these adorable amigurumi toy patterns. This collection of 12 crochet circus characters features all your favorites. Includes step-by-step photography alongside the crochet patterns so you can get stitching straight away.
Price: 14.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Tea Cozies

Tea Cozies
10 fun designs to make.
Easy to follow patterns.
Ideal portable projects for knitters on the go.
Techniques section explains all the necessary basic skills.
Price: 5.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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The Princess Craft Book - Laura Minter & Tia Williams

The Princess Craft Book - Laura Minter & Tia Williams
Becoming a princess has never been easier.
Cut, stick, sew, paint and bake your way into a mini monarch's world, from the skirt, gloves and crown that she wears to the cake that she eats.
Price: 6.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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My Felt Doll - Shelly Down

My Felt Doll - Shelly Down
Make darling dolls in easy-to-sew felt with this adorable collection of 12 little ladies from popular toy designer Gingermelon.
From princess to mermaid each unique design is bursting with personality and guaranteed to delight little girls everywhere. Using just felt sheets and a handful of simple notions, you'll learn how to make the basic doll pattern with ease. With no hems to sew and all the stitching done by hand, this is a great way to start making dolls whatever your skill level.
Price: 15.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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