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Sew Cute Sock Puppy

Sew Cute Sock Puppy

Spring 2012 Toys
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Faber-Castell USA
Price: $14.99

The Sew Fun Sock Puppy Kit was a fun sewing kit for my 9 year old, and produced a cute stuffed dog (about 9" long) that she showed off to her friends at school. As the parent, I really appreciated that all of the required tools came in the kit. That includes 2 patterned socks, stuffing, scissors, needle and string, a needle threader, pins, buttons for eyes, ribbon for the leash and a few additional adornments. The project required using the paper pattern to cut out the socks, then stitching, stuffing and decorating the dog. The tail had to be done separately before being attached. The instruction booklet shows the child how to sew a whipstitch, which is the only stitch they need. My daughter enjoyed going through the whole process, and was pleased with the cute dog resulting at the end.

As with many craft kits, there are only enough materials to do the project once. However, the materials are easily accessible and the process is clearly explained, meaning the project could be repeated with craft store materials.

Rachel Schiff   ©2012 Parents' Choice

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