If there is one gorgeous baby project feltmaking book, in my opinion this one has got be up right up there in first place. ‘Felting for Baby’ by Saori Yamazaki contains 25 projects for babies and toddlers. The photos inside this book are just stunning and you’re going to want to make every single one of the projects!
The projects include wearable items such as adorable baby slippers; woolly vest; baby hat; and also more practical items such as baby’s backpack and a fabulous changing bag for mums.
There’s also a wonderful teddy bear and some clatter balls which are basically rattles covered in felt!
At first glance, the instructions seem complex in places (to me) but actually when they are broken down they are straightforward enough. I would say most of these projects are for an intermediate feltmaker (except for possibly the clatter balls and there are some hair ties in here which look fairly easy to make up – I’ll be starting with those!).
There is a section towards the back with patterns and templates for the 3d projects such as bags and slippers. Most of the templates need enlarging to 200%.
I have a friend who is expecting imminently and I think a handmade gift for her baby will be a perfect keepsake for the family. When my daughter was born, someone made her a pair of red felt booties which I will treasure forever. So I’m going to give the clatter balls a go over the next couple of weeks!
All in all, a lovely book, probably best for an intermediate feltmaker but worth adding to your craft book collection if you’re a beginner too.