Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again!
This classic nursery rhyme thrills and entertains kids today just as much as it did generations ago. In this workshop you'll make an adorable Humpty Dumpty doll with jointed arms and legs perfect for posing and playing.
This project can either be made with new materials, including a few quarter yard cuts of quilting cotton and some doll buttons, or sew it from a high thread count pillow case and the fabric and buttons from a men's shirt. In the process of making Humpty Dumpty you'll learn how to make straightforward button joints as well as the more sophisticated gusseted button joint. Step-by-step photos and clear written explanations will guide you as you sew this classic toy.
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I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I strive to make my patterns easy to follow by including step-by-step photos all along the way and writing clearly. My toys are clever and fun to sew. I think you're going to love making them! You are welcome to sell the toys made from my patterns!
Since 2005 I've been sharing my ideas on design, technique and the culture of craft through my blog (whileshenaps.typepad.com). I have a master's degree in education from Harvard and taught middle school social studies in Mississippi and Massachusetts before becoming a textile artist and the mother of three girls.
My daughters, now age 8, 6, and 18 months, are the happy recipients of all of her prototypes!
My first book, The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends To Make and Sew, was an ALA Booklist top ten craft book of 2011 and I have a new book coming out about soft toy design! It will be published by Lark in May of 2013.
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