Monday, December 21, 2009

New Book in Store - One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects

A new book has just arrived in the shop. One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! (Hardcover-spiral) By ~ Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins

I was fortunate to meet Rebecca and Patricia while in America and to see samples from the book. This is a fantastic book if you are new to sewing or like to make items for around the home or as gifts. As you can probably tell from the title this book contains 101 different projects, each of the projects just takes one yard of fabric (91cm) There are so many projects that it is hard to decided what to make first. Some of the projects I know that I will never make however with the variety in the book, 101 patterns there is defiantly something the everyone., The book contains paper patterns for the projects so you don't need to photocopy out of the book. The book is also hardcover spiral bound which is great when you look through it and work on a project as it sits flat without having to worry about breaking the spine.

The book is split into sections-:
Dwell Redux contains projects including Smocked Pillow in the Round and Mailbag Pocket Duo
Household Affairs contains projects including Hanging Laundry Bag, Cottage Apron and Obi Inspired Hot & Cold Pack.
Craft Organization contains project including All-you-need Sewing Kit, Origami Organizer, Craft or Garden Apron.
On The Go contains projects including CD Pocket, Quilted Lunch Bag & Jewelry Roll
From Head to Toe is a whole section on clothing (from just 1 yard!) this section includes projects such as Pintucked Top, Bias Skirt, Mother-Daughter Halter Top & "Good Hat Day" Hat
Carry It All is a section which is all about bags, 8 Different bags patterns (if you where to buy that many patterns by themselves you would be spending over $90 so this section allow makes the book good value)
Outfit Your Small Wonder contains some very quilt outfits for children, they include Newborn Flyaway Jacket, Toddler Pinafore Smock Top, Ballet-Neck Toddler Dress and "Twist & Shout" Twirl Skirt
Following on from children’s outfits the next section is Accessorize Your Little One. This section is full of ideal little project which would make a fantastic gift for your little person including a Convertible Craft Apron, Toddler Art Smock, Baby Gift Set and Bird Mobile.
And of course every kid needs toys and games to play with so Playtime is the next section and would have to be my favourite. There is an array of stuffed toys in this section including Cuddly Bear Cushion, Leisure Suit Lapdog, Peg Bear, Flodie The Elephant and Steggie, the Pull-Along Dino.
The final section in the book called Your Furry Friends, which is of course for your 4 legged friend. Projects include Pampered Pooch Walking Set, Cozy Dog Bed and Dog Walking Coat.
We have several copies of the book now is store.

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