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Half Yard Sewing Club
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback 2 fold-out template sheets included in a printed envelope on inside back cover
  • Publication: 13 January 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219910
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £8.00 (2 available)
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 128
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99
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Sew Maddie


The adorable rag doll who loves fun and fashion! by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Welcome to the wonderful world of Maddie! 

Inspired by the Half Yard Sewing Club's favourite heirloom rag doll, join a brand-new Maddie on her adventures throughout the seasons.

Beginning with advice on all the fabrics and tools your need, along with handy techniques, learn how to make your 66cm (26in) tall Maddie doll and her fun wardrobe. Choose from dresses, tops, jeans, shoes and more; the instructions for each are explained clearly with step-by-step photos and tips.

And who can forget Maddie's cuddly (and mischievous) dog, Mo... learn how to make him too!

Every item in Maddie's wardrobe, and Maddie herself, has a pattern printed at full-size on template sheets stored in an envelope at the back of the book. Each garment's template has multiple variations from adding collars to turning trousers into shorts so you can tailor the garments to your own Maddie!

Make a Maddie for your family, so that you or your giftee can love her for years to come.

Table of Contents


Getting started
- Fabrics
- Tools for sewing small

- Techniques
- Top tips for sewing small
- How to use the patterns

Making Maddie

Maddie’s wardrobe
- Pyjamas
- Pleated Tunic & Dress
- Apron
- Summer Dress
- Frilly Blouse
- Plain T-shirt
- Trousers
- Regular Shorts
- Turned-up Shorts
- Knickers
- Shoes
- Hooded Jacket
- Romper 
- Reversible Hat
- Dressing Gown
- Party Dress
- Messenger Bag

Mo the dog
- Making Mo the Dog
- Mo’s Leash & Bandanna

Acknowledgements & Index

Extra Information

Click here to view the Errata slips for this title.

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career in television, as both a presenter and actor, though sewing was always a big part of her life. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She has written 29 books for Search Press, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide. Debbie is the winner of numerous awards, including Craft Influencer of the Year 2020, Best Sewing Social Star of the Year 2021 and Most Inspirational Sewing Personality of the Year 2021. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, an award-winning monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series.

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

For further inspiration:

  • join the Half Yard Sewing Club: www.halfyardsewingclub.com
  • visit Debbie’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thimblelane
  • visit Debbie’s website: www.debbieshoresewing.com

Customer Review

Another fabulous book from Debbie Shore, full of patterns, hints and tips on how to make the adorable Maddie and her dog. Lovely that the full size pattern pieces for the doll and clothes are included in the back of the book. Instructions are clear and well illustrated so cant wait to get started.

Customer Review

What a beautiful book, I have made Maddie doll and am really looking forward to sewing more of her lovely clothes. Easy to follow instructions and I'm thrilled with the results.

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