Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond

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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 fabric?s unique characteristics. Waterproof coated cottons are perfect for a gym bag, wool makes a warm cap for...

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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 fabric’s 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 girl’s smocked sundress. Each project is shown in a full-color photograph accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and a complete cutting layout.

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Editorial Reviews

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By linking fabric qualities with function, this detailed step-by-step instruction book enables hobbyists to pick projects that fit their needs and level of mastery. Each entry is accompanied by a full-color photograph and a complete cutting layout. All required pattern pieces are included in a handy envelope inside the book. This Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition contains five extra patterns.

Catherine Whitlow

Publishers Weekly
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. (Dec.)
Library Journal
Yaker and Hoskins (One-Yard Wonders) present their second collection of sewing projects that require one yard (or less) of fabric. As expected, most are for small home decor, accessories, or children's clothing and toys, and they tend to be quick, easy, and accessible to beginners. The organization of the book by fabric type allows sewers to find easily the right project for the fabric in their collections, and there are plenty of diverse choices. The directions for each project are clear and easy to follow, and extra tutorials on special topics (such as smocking) are included as needed. Sewers of all skill levels looking for quick, instant-gratification projects will find an abundance of choices in this collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612120317
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/9/2011
  • Product dimensions: 9.42 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 2.02 (d)

Meet 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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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

5 Flannel
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

8 Fleece
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

9 Knits
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

10 Wool
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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    This is a great book. I love this one book better than the first

    This is a great book. I love this one book better than the first one.
    You can make things out of other fabrics than cotton. I love the making
    things from this book.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    Lots of gift Ideas

    Easy to follow instructions. Great ideas for presents for the coming holidays for all age groups!

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