The authors of Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders return with another full bounty of projects that require surprisingly little materialand time. Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker's Little One-Yard Wonders features 101 projects for babies and kids, each of them presented with clear step-by-step instructions and useful, inviting photographs. These child-pleasers include tops and toys; pillows, mats, and bath towels. With its handy spiral-binding, this book offers hours and hours of rewarding fun for crafty moms and dads. Editor's recommendation.
Little One-Yard Wonders: Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make for BABIES and KIDS [With Pattern(s)]by Rebecca Yaker, Patricia Hoskins
Little One-Yard Wonders features 101 inventive projects that can be completed in just a few hours and are sure to delight the little one in your life. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, close-up photographs, and pattern pieces make it easy to create adorable items with just one yard of fun, patterned fabric. Whether you’re furnishing your nursery,/i>
Little One-Yard Wonders features 101 inventive projects that can be completed in just a few hours and are sure to delight the little one in your life. Step-by-step illustrated instructions, close-up photographs, and pattern pieces make it easy to create adorable items with just one yard of fun, patterned fabric. Whether you’re furnishing your nursery, making new clothes for a growing child, or creating a unique gift for a baby shower, this collection has the perfect project for you.
Yaker and Hoskins add another volume to their series of bestsellers, all of which use one yard of fabric as a base. In this book, their focus is on patterns for babies and kids, a savvy choice since lots of parents and grandparents are on the lookout for cute new designs to sew for their little ones. From a Safari Sleep Sack to hold baby at night to a Pajama Monster to hold PJs during the day, the 101 patterns will give every sewist a design he or she must try. The authors have organized their patterns into sections based on type, so Home and Kitchen gets a section, as do Tops, Accessories, and half a dozen other categories. This is workable, but leaves the reader with no way to sort patterns by skill level, which could be frustrating: a complex Western shirt is right next to a supremely simple Long Beach Tee. So the book feels a little jumbled, and the design of each page, determined to pack in the materials needed, the cutting layout, instructions for each project, along with diagrams, doesn’t help. Still, there’s a lot for the reader who can take the time to sort through it all. Full-color photos. (June)
Yaker and Hoskins (Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders) saw a gap in sewing books—too many projects for babies and not enough for children, especially little boys—and filled it with this collection of child-centered sewing plans, all requiring one yard (or less) of fabric. The 101 projects are divided into 13 general categories, ranging from nursery decor to clothing of various types to imaginative, plush, and tactile toys. The functional nature of many of the projects will appeal to parents, while the whimsical fun of a monster-inspired bath towel or an octopus-shaped toy holder will make children smile. Though basic machine-sewing skills are assumed, there's plenty of guidance in the instructions, which include illustrations for key steps. VERDICT This title is a treasure trove of handmade kid's stuff, and sewists of all skill levels will find ideas and inspiration in this lighthearted collection. Like the other books in the series, it is an excellent addition to sewing collections.
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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 the author of How to Make Slipcovers and is a co-author of One-Yard Wonders, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders, and Little 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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Title: Little One Yard Wonders - Irresistible Clothes, Toys and Accessories You Can Make For Babies and Kids. Author: Patricia Hoskins & Rebecca Yaker Published: 5-14-14 Publisher: Story Publishing Pages: 360 Genre: Crafts, Hobbies and Home Sub Genre: Needlecrafts & Textiles Crafts; Fashion; Sewing ISBN: 9787612121246 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . I always have fabric left over as I usually by extra in case of mistake in cutting or stitching. So Little One Yard Wonders is perfect for using up all those little pieces which sometimes is not enough to use for other crafts such as quilts. Many of us know or know of someone who is either expecting or has recently had a baby. Perhaps you work with local hospitals, shelters or churches to provide items for newborns, babies, and toddlers of families in need due to finances or perhaps fire. Little One Yard Wonders provides some beautiful ideas on what to do with those pieces. Some require less than a yard or you can combine coordinating pieces to make a dress or outfit. There are patterns for use in the kitchen, nursery, even layette items. With clear concise instructions and photos to guide you will enjoy all the wonderful items you can create for yourself or to give as gifts. My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.