Synopses & Reviews
The best-selling authors of One-Yard Wonders
are back with another all-new amazing collection of 101 sewing projects. Responding to the increasingly diverse range of fabric weights and types now available, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders
is organized by fabric type. From home dec to knits, wool to flannels, corduroy to cottons, these patterns show how to make the most of each fabric's unique characteristics.
Sewers will love the affordability and ease of these patterns, each requiring just one yard of fabric. There's something for every skill level and interest. Waterproof coated cotton fabrics are perfect for a gym bag or set of bicycle panniers, wool makes a warm cap for the outdoor enthusiast, knit jersey whips up quickly into a ruffle scarf or sassy dress, corduroy makes a sturdy farmers' market tote, lightweight cotton voile is perfect for a little girl's smocked sundress, and cozy pink fleece makes an irresistible mother pig and piglets stuffed toy set. The perfect blend of fabric and function is evident throughout this wide-ranging collection.
Every project is shown in a full-color photograph, accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations and a complete cutting layout. All required pattern pieces are included in a secure envelope inside the book. As with the original One-Yard Wonders, the contributors to this volume include popular sewing bloggers and designers from all over North America. This blockbuster collection of projects is sure to be enthusiastically embraced by the ever-growing number of fans of one-yard sewing.
"Yaker and Hoskins (One-Yard Wonders) return with 101 more projects compiled from various contributors that require only one yard of fabric. This collection is organized by type of fabric, and perhaps its greatest utility is the explanations of how to sew best with each. The projects are heavy on kids clothes, decorative pillows, and handbags, though other decorative home items are also included. Although projects vary from fairly simple to more advanced, the directions assume a more than basic understanding of sewing methods and terms. Illustrations help explain some, but not all, steps. Every project includes a color photo of the finished product and a cutting layout for either the included pattern or with measurements of pieces. With so many projects included, most sewers will find some worth pursuing. At the very least, the book provides a sense of the process and possibilities for using various cotton weights, wovens, corduroy, fleece, wool, knits, and other fabrics. Full color; patterns not seen by PW." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The best-selling authors of One-Yard Wonders are back with an all-new collection of 101 sewing projects that each require just one yard of fabric! This time, the projects are organized by fabric type. From home dec to knits, wool to flannels, corduroy to cottons, these patterns--contributed by popular sewing bloggers and designers from across North America--show how to make the most of each fabrics unique characteristics. Waterproof coated cottons are perfect for a gym bag, wool makes a warm cap for the outdoor enthusiast, knit jersey whips up quickly into a ruffle scarf or sassy dress, corduroy makes a sturdy farmers market tote, and lightweight cotton voile is perfect for a little girls smocked sundress. Each project is shown in a full-color photograph accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and a complete cutting layout.
Perfect Patterns, for Every Fabric
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
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.
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.
Table of Contents
1. Fabric Fundamentals
The Wild World of Fabrics * Making Your Sewing Machine Work for You * Making & Using the Sewing Patterns * Best Sewing Practices * Your Sewing Pantry
2. Lightweight Cottons
Fabric Facts * Halter Wrap * The "O" Tunic * Gazillions of Gathers Pillow * Cap Sleeve Bolero * Flirty Skirty * Scruffle Scarf * Smocked Sundress * Party Lamp Shade * Hi-Fi Habitat
3 Quilting-Weight Cottons
Fabric Facts * Retro Bag * Hot Pad Apron * Organizer Wallet * Camp Shirt * Convertible Diaper Clutch * Tuxedo Dress * Pretty Pinafore * Drawstring Tidy Caddy * Personalized Garment Bag * Kanzashi Clock * Logan's Guitar * Playday Frock * Mandarin Dress * Crayon Ammo Belt & Bag * Child's Chef Hat & Apron * Cupcake Apron * Bees Knees Pocket Bag
4 Home Dec Fabrics
Fabric Facts * The Day Out Bag * Charming Bag * Smart Girl's Set * Jet Set * Hanging Book Display * Fold Over Bag * Stroller Tote * Baby Overalls * Kaleidoscope Table Runner * Kitchen Gift Set * Portable Picnic * Chic Carryall * Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Shade * Tuffet Inspired Ottoman * Easy Dining Chair Slipcover * Eight-Bottle Tote
Fabric Facts * Shaggy Chic Chenille Clutch * Boxer Shorts * Baby's Accessory Trio * Swaddle Blanket * Liberty Lion & Blankie * Tatty Duck Cushion * Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game * Cozy Comfort Set
6 Woven Pile Fabrics
Fabric Facts * Farmers' Market Tote * Play Pants * Monster Backpack * Petal Pillow * Barnaby Bear * A-Line Skirt with Saddle Stitching * Kid's Comfy Chair * Multi-Use Bucket * Sugar & Spice Ruffle Skirt
7 Coated Fabrics
Fabric Facts * Toddler Smock * Airliner Bag * 5-Gallon Garden Bucket Caddy * Gym Bag Set * Umbrella Redo * Sit-Upon-a-Saurus * Day of the Week Planner * Bicycle Panniers * Superhero Cape & Shorts * Breezy Kite * Coupon Wallet * Under-the-Sink Cleaning Stash
Fabric Facts * On-the-Strap Camera Case * Pajama Boots * Monster-Wear Hat & Mittens * Pig & Piglets * Hugh Manatee * Button-Up Bolero * Bunny Pillow * "Work in Comfort" Travel Set
Fabric Facts * Cheeky Panty & Cami Set * Hooded Wrap Shirt * Roller Skate Romper * Last-Minute Tunic * Speedy Ruffle Scarf * Reverse Applique Baby Romper * Sassy Dress * Space Beans Target Toss * Flat-Screen TV Cover * Monkey Leggings
Fabric Facts * Cool Season Clutch * Slip Strap Bag * Obi Belt * Little Girl's Capelet * Urban Wabbit Hunting Cap * Seafarer's Tricorn Hat * Knight in Shining Armor * Pretend Sewing Machine * Wave Illusions Pillow * Bartholomew Bookends