Books: Last Minute Fabric Gifts by Cynthia Treen

Prepare to melt.

They’re lovely,

They’re felt.

And they’re made by you.


Designer and textile artist

Cynthia Treen

offers these charming

felt kits with everything

needed to create



soft and friendly


Cynthia Treen Studio

Do you know Cynthia?

With a background in fashion

and product development

her work has appeared

in magazines and on TV.

(Dosa, Martha Stewart Living,

and “Cultivating Life” on PBS.)

kangaroo kit

Cynthia has literally written the book

Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Sewing)

and I can’t wait to

peek inside its pages!

Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Sewing)

Last-Minute Fabric Gifts: 30 Hand-Sew, Machine-Sew, and No-Sew Projects (Sewing)

The idea of creating these sweetly chic beauties

to give as holiday or birthday gifts

has genuine appeal, yet…

Felt Penguin Kit

Felt penguin kit

how would I ever hand them over?!?

Think I’ll hand over the kits instead since

I know many kids and grown-up kids

who would love to make them.

Cynthia is working on the next book

(sewing and embellishment techniques),

and I am so grateful she shared a few

glimpses of her gorgeous artistry.

Learn more about the artist at her blog.

I’ll keep you posted on the new book

and do consider the felt kits as you holiday shop.

Perfect gifts for those 8 years and up,

and requiring only basic sewing

(a whipstitch).

Which little Cynthia Treen kit is your favorite?

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  1. October 25, 2011 / 10:55 am

    Could never make one but they are just precious and I am always in awe of those with skilled hands and oodles of patience to make something like this!

  2. October 25, 2011 / 11:19 am

    These are so cute and I want to make the penguin but I would want to make several so they all have friends….lol.

  3. October 25, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    i can barely hand sew so this is a perfect sewing project for folks like me!


  4. October 26, 2011 / 2:51 am

    I'm pretty sure i'm in love with that little soft gray bunny…


  5. October 26, 2011 / 10:04 am

    Meltiiiinnngggg… they are so cute! I want to make penguins 🙂

    Meera xx

  6. October 26, 2011 / 10:54 pm

    These felt kits are so adorable! And it helps boost creativity in just about anyone 🙂

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