These lovable, quirky creatures from the kids craft book More Softies Only A Mother Could Love are the softest and cutest way to introduce you and your little ones to sewing. And as your needle and thread skills advance, so does the difficulty of the 20+ toys in this colorful, charming collection. With gnomes, circus elephants, and even Sgt. Pepper’s turtles, More Softies gives you lots of options for choosing – and constructing – plush pals your kids will cherish. – Andrea Zimmerman
Excerpted from More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet (Penguin, 2008).