One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects; Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric!

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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!

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Overview

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!

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Editorial Reviews

Amy Butler Design Amy Butler
"Talk about quality and quantity, One Yard Wonders is an impressive volume of super creative projects all utilizing our favorite scraps and a simple yard of fabric. This book is a keeper!"
From the Publisher
Lacking just a bit of the focus on lifestyle and more directed toward stand-alone shots of each project, this quirky and hip sewing book is nonetheless a great follow-up for Butler fans. Here, one yard of fabric is transformed into projects fit for teens and stylish young moms. Bright and cherry pops of color highlight a collection of quilted lunch bags, yoga mat totes, a range of pocket books, a baby tactile blanket, and a doggie bed. A fun collection presented in a cheerful style with easy-to-follow instructions.
Library Journal
Lacking just a bit of the focus on lifestyle and more directed toward stand-alone shots of each project, this quirky and hip sewing book is nonetheless a great follow-up for Butler fans. Here, one yard of fabric is transformed into projects fit for teens and stylish young moms. Bright and cherry pops of color highlight a collection of quilted lunch bags, yoga mat totes, a range of pocket books, a baby tactile blanket, and a doggie bed. A fun collection presented in a cheerful style with easy-to-follow instructions.
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For both novice and accomplished sewers, this spiral-bound guide offers directions that are precisely, clearly, and buoyantly written as the authors share 101 sewing projects requiring only a yard of fabric, including apparel, toys, accessories (human and pet), dresser organizers, and stuffed animals. For each "recipe", the authors, in well-organized fashion, list necessary materials and then take the reader-crafter through clearly numbered, carefully explained directions to create a successful final product. For each project, too, a pattern schematic is matched on the opposite page with a full-color photograph of the finished project. This is a fundamental crafts book appropriate for most craft collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603424493
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 135,217
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.40 (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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  • Posted December 10, 2009

    excellent value!

    I paid full price for this book, and it was well worth it. There are so many cute and practical projects and all can be completed with one yard of fabric and a few basic notions. I often flip through this book as inspiration for other projects, too, because there are so many different ideas in here. From storage solutions (totes, laundry bags, organizers) to kids/pet clothes and accessories to cuddlely animals, I have already created many different projects in this book.

    I think that you should have some sewing knowledge before attempting many of these projects because there is only a page or two of instructions for each. Although there is a section in the front with good explanations and tips about sewing, I found myself briefly confused with a few projects (I consider myself a novice) The instructions just aren't as detailed as I've seen in other books/patterns, but if you have some sewing knowledge and can visualize a finished product, this book offers fantastic value.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Great idea book for all skill levels!!

    I purchased this book after hearing about it from a friend. I love it! The projects are for very useful objects. I plan on making everything in the book. This book is a good project book for all levels of sewers. A little hint: make your own patterns on heavy tissue paper for "repeat" projects. It is truly amazing what can be made from what appears to be a scrap of material!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2010

    This book is awesome. I am a beginner at sewing and have already made several projects in the book. The directions are easy to follow and the projects are practical. This is a must have!!!

    rer

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    One of the best Craft books I've EVER purchased!

    I am a do-it-yourself type of sewer. I don't measure, follow patterns, or any of the sort. When I saw the title of this book, I thought I might check it out for dieas being that I have SO many 1 yard pieces.
    I am SO pleased with this book. Not ONLY can you get a lot of stuff made out of very little fabric, but the options are broad, VERY easy to use, is inspriational, but most of all fun!
    This book has inspired me to begin using patterns again from the ease of use.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book, totally worth the dollars spent AND MORE!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Darling projects, great explanations, great photography

    The authors have given us a beautiful, fun sewing collection. The basics section will help an inexperienced seamstress get started, but the projects and the fabric choices and the photography will inspire every reader to grab their sewing kit and get to work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    I love this book. It has useful ideas. I made 1 project from he

    I love this book. It has useful ideas. I made 1 project from here and
    it did turn out . I suggest it for any one who loves to sew.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Cute idea, but doesn't live up to potential

    I consider myself an intermediate sewer. I've been sewing for close to 20 years now, primarily clothing items. I got given this book as a gift, and was pretty excited when I first saw it, but as I flipped through the ideas, I was actually really disappointed. There are almost no fresh ideas in the book, and a lot of them I wouldn't even (personal opinion) consider useful. Most of the patterns I could free-hand draft myself without much problem and in not much time. I can see this being a good idea book for beginners (although, remembering back to my beginner years, the instructions wouldn't have been anywhere CLOSE to detailed enough for me to complete the projects) but I just don't think it's worth the cost for anyone outside the beginner category. So, I give props to the authors for a solid idea, but the book just doesn't live up to the potential it has.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Misleading pictures, inaccurate patterns, terrible directions

    This book is terribly disappointing. So far I have tried 3 projects and each of them have had at least one problem.

    Ballet-neck dress: The hole for the neck casing ends up being too low and I had to make a new hole at the top.
    Folklore Bag: The top band is wider than the bag base(lining), so they do not fit together properly. The band has to be made smaller. The bag turns out smaller than the picture makes it look.
    Flouncy Bag: The lining does not fit the base. It should have been made wider than the base in order to fit after the side seams were done. Also it is MUCH smaller than the picture makes it look.

    There are 2 other BIG problems with this book.
    First, the directions are not very good. There is a lot of guess work involved because things are not stated clearly.
    Second, the pictures are VERY misleading. Both bags look very large in the pictures, but are in fact quite small. They look like large totes. The folklore bag must have been photographed on a child size chair, or they made it bigger for the pictures. I am certain the flouncy bag was made larger for the pictures, because the proportions are entirely different.

    I wonder if any of these patterns were even tested. So far I have had nothing but problems and disappointment with this book. I have done quite a bit of sewing, so I have been able to make adjustments to the projects I have done, but have still been mostly disappointed by the finished products (the dress did end up being cute). I doubt that a beginner would have much luck at all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    other than found mistakes...

    Watch out, read carefully, use common sense, have plenty of extra materials just in case. The yoga bag has a huge misprint. The circle is NOT to be 16.5 inches in diameter, but 6.5 inches. Found this out by trial and error until, using my rusty math skills and several newspaper cutouts as an experiment, discovered the real measurement and the misprint of adding a 1 in front of the number. The construction directions would very difficult for someone without much sewing experience, I think. Wonder what else needs such additional attention to make?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Great Book. I would recommend it.

    This book has so many wonderful ideas in it. I cannot wait to try them out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Great Book for Beginners

    I bought this book to teach my daughter how to sew. We work on the projects together and she thought they were very easy to understand. I would recommend this book for beginners. The instructions are very easy to follow and walk you thru every step of the process. My daughter thought it was great. She likes to sew now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Really Fun Book

    I love this one. It's not that the ideas are revolutionary, but it's wonderful to have so many ideas in one place. It's the perfect thing to use if you have a small piece of fabric, some time, and just want to make something *now*!

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    A perfect resource for helping you use up your stash of fabric.

    A lot of interesting projects. Great designs. I've already made one of the projects and the instructions were easy to follow with the help of useful illustrations.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    One Yard Wonders

    Though there are many projects in this book that can be found elsewhere, it is nice to have all of them in one place. Great stash-buster projects. My one complaint is that there is no need for another apron pattern - I think that we've seen enough of these! Great ideas for gift-giving

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  • Posted January 5, 2010

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    Review by www.beachbrightsreviews.blogspot.com

    Exactly what the title says, "One-Yard Wonders". This book is about creating and sewing projects with one yard of fabric. The book is divided into 11 chapters: Sewing Fundamentals, Dwell Redux, Household Affairs, Craft Organization, On the Go, From Head to Toe, Carry it All, Outfit your Small Wonder, Accessorize your Little One, Playtime and your Furry Friends. There is also an envelope included with pattern pieces, a glossary, resources and applique pieces section. Did I mention the the book is spiral bound? I just love when a craft book goes above and beyond and makes my life easier by laying flat. This book truly includes it all.

    There is so much in this book I want to sew and give as gifts. There is so much in this book I want to sew and keep. How many times have you gone into a fabric store and shopped the remnants for bargains or what about those left over fabric yards from other jobs? Not only do you save money with these projects only using one yard but it opens up a whole new world for all those left over fabric scraps.

    They say that the best reviews are short and sweet. That after about 200 words people lose interest. So let me get to the point. Buy this book for the following reasons and you will not be disappointed: the projects come with easy to follow instructions, the projects are fast to complete, the projects are simple, the projects will save you money on materials, the projects make fantastic gifts (and keepsakes), there is a project for just about anyone included in this book. Buy this book.

    Projects of note that I can't wait to complete: Clothespin Apron (pg. 51), Origami Organizer (pg. 88), Toddler Pinafore Smock Top (pg. 188), Toddler Art Smock (pg. 214), Dog Walking Coat (pg. 272), Feline-Friendly Tepee (pg. 276). There are over 100 other items to choose from. What will you be sewing?

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    Great Project Ideas

    This is a really great book. The instructions are easy to understand and the diagrams are very helpful. I'm a beginner and though my projects didn't look exactly like the book's picture, I was able to have some fun creating really neat projects.

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