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Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond Spiral-bound – November 16, 2011
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From cozy flannels to water-resistant oilcloths to the sheerest summer voiles, contemporary print designers offer a wide variety of fabrics to explore. With 101 exciting new sewing projects, you'll discover how to make the most of each fabric's unique characteristics -- one yard at a time. Full-size pattern pieces are included.
About the Author
Patricia Hoskins is the co-owner of Crafty Planet, a retail fabric and needlework store and craft workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has designed several of the patterns used in Crafty Planet classes. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning, sewing, quilting, embroidery, and cross-stitching and is a graduate of American University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Missouri-Columbia Library Science program. She is a co-author of both One-Yard Wonders and Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders.
Rebecca Yaker began sewing at age five. After eight years of designing apparel for two of America’s largest retailers, Rebecca started her own design business, creating one-of-a-kind baby and adult apparel and accessory items in her Minneapolis design studio. She knits by hand and machine, sews, crochets, weaves, dabbles in reupholstery, consults on design, and most recently is passionately learning to become a cordwainer (a leather shoe maker). She is the co-author of One-Yard Wonders, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders, and Little One-Yard Wonders. Learn more about her at www.rebeccayaker.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you don't have the original book, you'll probably like this one. But don't waste your money if you already have the other one.
The nice thing about one yard patterns is that it's a great way to use a yard of great fabric. It starts with a basic introduction to the supplies you'll need, and most of the projects are done using just a straight stitch on a standard sewing machine.
The projects are separated by fabric type.
Lightweight cottons- like voile and lawn
Quilting weight cotton- one of the easiest to find and inexpensive options for sewing
Home decorator fabrics- these are heavier woven fabrics
Woven pile fabrics- things like velvet and corduroy
Coated fabrics- like oilcloth
So whatever your favorite fabric type is, there is a project for it. The projects collected are wonderful, there is a lot of variation. Many very cute purses and bags, but also skirts, tops, hats, organizers, home decorating, and accessories. The projects covers a lot of skill levels with clear instructions so if you haven't tried a technique before like ruffling, smocking, pleating or placing zippers, you should be able to follow the instructions to do so.
While there are a lot of projects meant for children, there are also several clothing patterns for adults. My daughter likes the Urban Wabbit Hunting Cap best, my favorite pattern is the quilter airliner bag with it's retro feel and decorative quilt stitching. There are also patterns for adult shirts, skirts, lots of children's clothes and toys.Read more ›
Knight in Shining Armor (p.378) I actually made it in wool suiting and cut extra for seam allowance and it looks fabulous!
Monster Backpack (p.219) fun, easy and everyone thinks it's awesome! (wish I could take credit!)
Fold Over Bag (p.140) (made 2...super easy and cute!)
Passport cover & Bag Tag (p.131)... no problems.
Retro bag (p.50)... sewed up in an afternoon because I needed a bag that night!...really nice!
Smocked sundress (p.36)... gingham made smocking easy and fun!
Pretend sewing machine (p.382)...made it as a pillow for a sewing girl's bed! Easy!
Plastic Bag holder (p.154)... made a few... good gift.
Party Lamp Shade (p.42)...saved an old lamp!
Gathered pillow (25)...I actually changed the fabric recommendation to velveteen with good results.
...and I have many other projects bookmarked.
There is so much in this book and full scale patterns are provided for everything. How can you miss!
You probably won't want to make everything in this book and I know I won't, however, it is worth the purchase price for me even if I just make the 10 projects listed above!
It is with pleasure that I give this book 5 stars and also recommend the authors' 1st book "One Yard Wonders".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book includes some patterns for the items you are to make, which makes some of the sewing easy. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Rene Mcintyre
A nice idea book! Lots of things you can do with all those one yard pieces that you can turn into gifts or things for yourself. Everybody will have their favorites.Published 11 days ago by Laurie Horrocks
The best sewing book I've seen! Great, fast projects. Includes patterns and easy instructions.Published 22 days ago by Sheena G
Great easy projects. Some quick projects for fall fairs or church bazaars.Published 2 months ago by dolphyno5
The book itself is nice, the projects look cute and the instructions seem pretty clear; however, the first time my daughter and I pulled it out to make one of the projects, we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the idea of being able to use up small pieces of fabric in such creative ways. I haven't made anything yet since I just received this book but the ideas are flowing just... Read morePublished 3 months ago by 1b20
I love both of these books. Most of the patterns are beginner-medium experience and very cute.Published 8 months ago by Anomyous