The Far Woods - How to Make a Bear Booklet
This gorgeous little booklet has been created by Nina and Sonya Montenegro of The Far Woods.
It's a great beginning sewing project to practice basic hand sewing techniques. (You could absolutely use a sewing machine if available, but it's not necessary!)
The 19 pages are chock-full of step-by-step instructions, as well as tips for fabric (they encourage using scrap fabric and clothes that are beyond repair), eco-alternatives to polyester stuffing, how to make little clothes and papier-mache accessories for your bear, as well as how to modify this bear project to make other types of animal friends!
pen or pencil
scissors for cutting paper
scissors for cutting fabric
needle + thread (OR sewing machine!)
stuffing (ideas for how to use something you may have at home & eco-alternatives are in the zine!)
embroidery thread & needle
embellishments (assorted, you may have some of these at home already!)
fabric for bear (medium-weight woven fabric -- beware that a stretchy fabric like t-shirt is NOT ideal)
fabric for bear clothing (anything goes!)
Cover is in color, inside is black and white.
All illustrations and layout by Sonya Montenegro, published by Sonya and Nina Montenegro.