One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!

June 7, 2013 - Comment

With more than 200,000 copies in print, Storey’s One-Skein Wonders series is an unqualified success. Now, for the first time in the series, fabric takes center stage! And the timing couldn’t be better. Sewing machine sales have doubled over the past 10 years, and crafters are discovering the joy of another kind of stitching. One-Yard

With more than 200,000 copies in print, Storey’s One-Skein Wonders series is an unqualified success. Now, for the first time in the series, fabric takes center stage! And the timing couldn’t be better. Sewing machine sales have doubled over the past 10 years, and crafters are discovering the joy of another kind of stitching.

One-Yard Wonders will delight anyone who has ever fallen for fabric – from the novice sewing enthusiast to the lifelong seamstress. The book presents a delightful array of simple, stylish projects that can be made with just a single yard of fabric – from apparel to accessories, from plush toys to pet beds, from baby items to bags, and from home decor to “Happy Birthday” banners. Projects have a hip,contemporary flair, and most can be completed in a few hours. For each project, the book provides a full-color photograph, easy step-by-step instructions, and simple illustrations. Templates and pattern pieces are also included wherever needed, making this collection of 101 projects the best sewing deal ever.

Great fabric demands to be purchased, even if it’s just a  yard or two at a time. But such tantalizing textiles should never hide in a closet; One-Yard Wonders promises gift-worthy solutions for that stash of irresistible fabric-store buys. At last, it’s time to stop storing and start sewing!

Comments

MelanieTX03 says:

Great for beginners, not much new for experienced sewers I really want to like this book, but I’m still on the fence. I’m not new to sewing (I’ve been sewing for 20+ years and have a degree in fashion design), but I pre-ordered the book hoping to find some *new* ideas for quick, fun, projects.I don’t need instructions to cover a cork board or line a bookcase with fabric. Most of the other projects are the same old thing: aprons, laptop and CD sleeves, laundry bags, a yoga mat bag, a basic bias skirt, placemats, handbags, a sewing machine cover, pet beds and toys, lunch and trash bags. Over 30 (out of 101) of the projects are for children’s items (clothing, toys, etc.). There are some fresh ideas though, I love the origami box and a couple of the women’s summer tops are cute.Overall, if you are new to sewing, you’ll probably love this book and it would be a great place to start. It has a great section on basic sewing techniques and the book itself is beautifuly photographed and laid out. I like the spiral bindng…

CJ says:

A beginner’s perspective: fun projects, but needs more detail I am an experienced quilter but a beginner for all other types of sewing, so for me the projects in this book are new and fun. I have tried four of them so far: the kid’s apron, the wine glass coasters, the bean bag booster seats, and the catch-all/charging station. I have two main problems with the book so far:1) Many of the projects don’t require a full yard of fabric, but except for the wine bag/coasters project, I haven’t seen this fact addressed. It would be nice to have the minimum fabric requirement for each project, so that if I’m intentionally purchasing fabric I don’t have to buy a full yard unless it’s really needed. For instance, I made the charging station with 1/2 yard of fabric.2) My bigger issue is that there is not enough detail in the written instructions and not enough pictures for 3 of the 4 projects I tried. The wine coasters were easy, but the other three all could have benefited from more information. For instance, the bean bag booster…

Amber Williams says:

Great for thosw new to sewing I am very new to sewing and found a lot of good info on basic techniques in this book. The projects are really cute and fashionable, and seem to be fairly easy to whip up for the most part. The book itself is spiral bound to lay flat and sturdily constructed. I would definetly recommend it to other.

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