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Making Your Pattern Child Safe
My craft patterns are designed for those ladies out there who decorate their homes either country or primitive. There's also a little bit of shabby-chic and whimsy in my patterns.
I've had several crafty ladies write me to thank me for these patterns. You are all so very welcome...and when I receive such an email...well I'm usually smiling the rest of the day. However, some of you have mentioned that you will be using these patterns to create items for children.
These patterns are not designed specifically for children. So...if you are using one of my patterns to create a doll, etc. for a child, please take the necessary steps to make sure that what you create will be safe for your child.
If your pattern calls for buttons for the eyes, you might want to paint on the eyes instead. That would ensure that your child would not be pulling off those buttons and sticking them in his/her mouth; a possible choking hazard. For hair that is to be "tied" on, try sewing it on so that it will be secure and not easily pulled off, etc.
You may want to read through each pattern before beginning to sew and make some notations on your pattern of the changes needed to make that specific pattern child safe.
Safety is the key word.
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