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Sewing Cozy Craft Projects

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Super cute book that is a fun way to be creative. Sometimes I get stuck and need a small project to help me and this was the perfect book
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This book has a lot of really cute projects. The one piece I did not appreciate was the fact that in the description it never listed that one needs to know how to knit as well as sew to make a majority of these projects as shown. It does give very thorough directions but is not something I would give to someone who has never sewed or knit before.
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This is a fantastic book of sewing projects. The pictures along with the directions make learning these projects easy.
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This is a fun book of many different types of crafts.  Sewing, knitting, painting fabric, it's all in here.  From small projects to bigger ones, this book has lots of photos and instructions.  Definitely a crafters delight!
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This is a wonderful book full of cute and cozy projects. I can’t wait to create a few myself!

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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Very cute gift ideas for crafts that incorporate various kinds of techniques, like sewing, painting, and crochet. Many could be finished in a weekend.

Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to review a temporary digital ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.
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This is good book with cute projects. I like that it has patterns and instructions for the details on sewn items (such as a scarf) and incorporates many different types of crafting. For example, a postcard has some knitting (of the bear's scarf) involved, It was nicely photographed, and the instructions are easy. Some of the photographs are upside down, and the some of the measurements were not there (could be my proof copy). The stuffie ornaments are my favorite, as well as the fabric bowls. Not sure how the templates would come through on a Kindle version (mine were missing).
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Sewing Cozy Craft Projects
Make Adorable Animal Decor, Gifts and Keepsakes
by Olesya Lebedenko

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As the daughter of an old school home economics teacher and crafter every now and then I get the urge to whip something fun up. So many cute ideas and patterns in this book! I imagine with a rudimentary understanding of sewing and fabric and a little determination this book will prove accessible to a wide variety of crafting enthusiasts. The solid clear instructions and variety of pictures and diagrams make the book easy to follow. My favorite item was probably the stuffed ornaments. I especially think this is a great book to add to any community library. 5/5
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Cute book with even cuter projects. Each project has step by step explanation. Will be a good gift for crafters with knowledge of sewing and bit of knitting. Each project can be done in a day or less. Projects  will make good holiday gift
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These are such cute projects! I love how unique they are, how clear the directions are, and the connection between different art forms. I have not tried any of them and am horrible at knitting, but the directions and the designs are worth taking the time to try to tackle. This would be a fun book to use to make gifts for people for Christmas. I just love the bears!
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A good book. 

Clear step by step instructions are given and the pictures are very good. Will help beginners as well as experts.
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I got the kindle galley version of this book. I’m sure that the final will be better, but many of the pages in the kindle version had upside-down images, images that were cut in half, or images that were missing completely. Having said that, the projects look fun and very doable, for intermediate to advanced crafters and sewers. I would recommend the finalized copy of the book!
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Sewing Cozy Craft Projects Make Adorable Animal Décor, Gifts and Keepsakes is a great book for the young and old. Ideal for learners of sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery and quilting along with other crafts. I’m very happy to see a book with picture icons of the techniques. Tells you what crafts is included, useful tools and equipment that is required to create the projects including a photo of the tools. Contains clear instructions on how to cut out the blocks of fabrics, tips for painting, yarn embellishments, knitting techniques with picture icons demonstrating the technique and templates are included. Photos of the steps when required so is very useful for a beginner to a casual learner to an experienced sew. 
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This is a sweet little craft book with lots of fun projects.  The theme is bears and winter.  Perfect for experienced crafters, especially who are looking for fun gift projects.  They remind me of things my elderly aunts would have made.
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This is a great craft book for both beginning and experienced crafters. The book focuses on different 3-dimensional projects featuring the crafter’s choice of a Panda, a Brown Bear, or a Polar Bear.  All three bears are adorable and you likely won’t be able to stop at making just one of the delightful trio. The available projects are a postcard, pinkeep, treat bag, mug cozy, stuffed ornament, candy cone, treat tray, mug rug,  cookie bowl, gift box, framed present, and gift tags. The book includes templates for all of the components of each project and detailed instructions, including photographs, on how to assemble the projects.  You will need at least basic hand sewing or machine sewing skills to create the projects and most of them also require the ability to knit. The projects not surprisingly all have winter motifs and depending on what fabrics you choose to use, they can easily be designed to be used as winter holiday decor.
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I first want to note that I found the title of this book to be a bit misleading. Cozy doesn’t just mean wintertime, but it turns out most of the projects in the book are holiday and winter themed, including postcards, gift tags, and hanging decorations. That’s fine, of course, but a better title might have been “Sewing Holiday Craft Projects”.

That said, if you like the projects you see on the cover, then you’ll like this book. The projects are all quite cute, and the instructions are detailed with a lot of photos to illustrate what needs to be done. Some of the quilting elements might be easier if you have past quilting experience. A solid choice if you’re looking for these sorts of winter craft projects to work on.

Thank you to NetGalley and Fox Chapel Publishing for the ARC.
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Sewing Cozy Craft Projects is a well written and illustrated mixed media crafting and sewing guide with tutorials by Olesya Lebedenko. Due out 16th Nov 2021 from Fox Chapel on their Landauer imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

These are well written tutorials for coordinating projects full of whimsy and appeal. The characters are really adorable and most of the projects are scrap-friendly stash busters which thrifty crafters will appreciate. These are all adorable and appropriate for all-ages gifts, and holiday gift giving. 

The introduction and basic tutorials give a good overview over general materials and techniques which are used in the individual projects. Each of them includes tools and supplies in a bullet list in a sidebar, followed by step by step instructions. The characters are all winter themed and will suit gift tags and small gifts for winter holiday gift giving. They are all general enough that they will also be suited to readers' own creativity with other color themes and changes appropriate for other seasonal uses and personalization. Templates are included in the book.

The photography is beautifully clear and in color. I liked that each of the tutorials contain numerous photos. Many of the sewn projects also contain surface embellishments with paint & markers for details as well as some embroidery. 

This would make a good choice for public library acquisition, makers' groups, and quilters. I looked, but didn't find specific information about using the designs for charity use, but if allowed, many of these would be perfect for charity groups and fundraising as well. 

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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These look like lovely little projects with fairly straightforward instructions. They combine some easy knitted elements to compliment the cute animals that decorate all of the projects. I would have liked to test out the instructions but unfortunately the templates are not included in the ARC so that was not possible.
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A pretty innovative book using animals and embellishing them to create cute little gift and projects.  some of the bears have been paper pieces and then a knitted scarf and hats is attached, others begin with flowers and have faces embellishment. Some are made into purses or brooches. Pretty cute overall. All instruction and patterns are included and instructions are easy to follow.
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Mini Animal Makes
Adorable Projects to Quilt & Sew
by Oleysa Lebedenko
This is an adorable art book that shows the reader how to make clever gifts and craft ideas. Each project has plenty of instructions and illustrations. 
Plenty of variety to choose from too! I loved the cute animal faces. Once mastered, I think I could adapt this to other things. Very helpful ideas. 
There was only a couple of sewing projects and since I don't have a machine, I was glad that I could do most of these crafts. The machine ideas were small areas and I could probably do the sewing by hand!
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