The other great thing about this book is that it has photos of some of the different stitching techniques for beginners like myself. I still need those little reminders of what some of the different stitches are to get me started.
Since I know my own skill level, I did not want to jump into a project that looked too hard, so I picked the pretzel baby toy for my first project. Basically, you are making a long tube that you fill with stuffing and then twist into a pretzel shape. Below is a photo of the long tube before I twisted it into the pretzel shape.
The book says to put a rattle inside of the tube, but I decided not to do that so that this could be a great toy to bring with when you need something QUIET to occupy a child.
Once the tube was stitched and stuffed, I just shaped it into the pretzel shape and did a few stitches to hold it in this shape. Now that I know how to make the basic tube, I could make it fatter and it not as long and turn it into a roll pillow.
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