Luna Lapin and Friends, a Year of Making: Sewing Patterns and Stories from Luna's Little World (Paperback)
A wonderful new collection of sewing patterns from the author of the Luna Lapin sewing books, Sarah Peel. Immerse yourself once again in the whimsical world of Luna Lapin with this collection of patterns and instructions for five delightful animals.Luna Lapin is a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste and, in this collection, she introduces us to some of her dearest friends. This brand new collection of toy sewing patterns will resonate with sewists of all abilities and the designs are perfect for making wonderful heirloom toys for friends and family which will be treasured forever. Introducing Luna Lapin's New Friends proudly presents five characterful animals and their delightful wardrobes: Ziggy the hedgehog, Ottoline otter, Hamish the Highland cow, Dora the pig and, of course, Luna herself. Author, Sarah Peel, takes classic garments and recreates them on a miniature scale with exquisite fabrics including Liberty cottons, taffeta, corduroy, velvet, lace and wool tweed. All of the animals are made with wool felt and hand sewn using overstitch/whipstitch - this makes them a perfectly portable project that you can work on when you're on the move or when relaxing in the evening. Sarah recommends machine sewing the garments and there are tips and tricks for sewing small items. Have fun sewing each animal's outfit whether it's Ziggy's military jacket and pants, Ottoline's anorak and fisherman's top (which is perfect for keeping her warm on her nautical expeditions), or Hamish's kilt and ruffle top. And Luna also has a new outfit in this collection - she wears a beautiful red velvet skating coat over a full skirted dress for a magical twirl around the frozen lake. As well as the animals and their delightful outfits there are the much-loved whimsical stories that really bring their characters to life. Immerse yourself in the timeless appeal of Luna's Little World and discover how Luna met her friends with this collection of charming stories about the characters and their adventures. There are step-by-step instructions and diagrams for all of the clothes and the animals, and the templates are included at full-size so you can get sewing straight away.
Sarah Peel is a trained pattern cutter and ex-fashion buyer, avid stitcher, expert rice pudding maker and overall creative. She trained as a garment pattern cutter and then moved in to the fashion industry where she spent 25 years in buying and design. Under her business brand name, CoolCrafting, she runs an online shop and sewing workshops. She is the author of the Luna Lapin series of toy sewing books, along with daughter Grace Machon who writes the stories.