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One-Yard Wonders: Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
With a few exceptions (namely all things baby- or dog-related, and the spats on page 147), the projects in this book are things I would actually use, wear, or proudly display in my home... and each of them requires a mere 36 inches of fabric! Whether you're looking to downsize the ever-growing pile of leftover fabric in your craft space, or simply hoping to cut costs at the fabric store, One-Yard Wonders has the project for you.
Okay. I was browsing One-Yard Wonders here at the City of Books when a coworker who also sews grabbed it out of my hands. You know it's a good book when booksellers start battling over who gets it first. There are tons of so very nice and useful projects. What sewer doesn't have a pile of small pieces of fabric just waiting for the right prospects? Plus, One-Yard Wonders offers perfectly good reasons to buy just a yard of that yummy-but-expensive fabric you've been eyeing at the boutique fabric store. There is something here for every personality and for every level of sewing ability. I’m going to make the Origami Organizer — cute!
Synopses & Reviews
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.
From the novice sewing enthusiast to the lifelong seamstress, readers will find a delightful array of simple, stylish projects that can be made with just a single yard of fabric. For each of the 101 projects, the book provides a full-color photograph, easy, step-by-step instructions, and simple illustrations.
101 Irresistable Options
Gather your fabric odds and ends and start sewing! In just a few hours you can turn a single yard of pretty cloth into a sturdy shopping tote, a cuddle plush turtle, or any of 99 other gift-worthy items. All the pieces for sewing success are here — great patterns in a special pull-out pocket, easy instructions, and creative inspiration!
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, she started her own design business, creating one-of-a-kind baby bedding and apparel in her Minneapolis design studio. She is a hand- and machine-knitter, and she crochets, weaves, does fabric printing, and consults on design. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Moscow State Linguistics University, doing work in Russian Languages and Literature. Yaker is co-author of both One-Yard Wonders and Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders.
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