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

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

by Rebecca Yaker




This One-Yard Wonders collection organizes projects by fabric type so that you can make the most of each cloth’s unique characteristics. Find the best uses for all your different fabrics as you learn to use stretchy jersey knits for a ruffle scarf, lightweight cotton voile for a girl’s sundress, and sturdy corduroy for a tote. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions are provided for 101 projects, each requiring just a single yard of fabric. Get inspired and show off your individual style, one yard at a time! 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612120317
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/09/2011
Product dimensions: 9.42(w) x 8.64(h) x 2.02(d)

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 the author of How to Make Slipcovers and is a co-author of One-Yard WondersFabric-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

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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