One-Yard Wonders and a GIVEAWAY!

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Photographs © John Gruen from One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, 
used with permission from Storey Publishing


Author: Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
Photographer: John Gruen
2009
Specs: 304 pages, 8 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-1-60342-449-3


My Review: 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.

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Photographs © John Gruen from One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, 
used with permission from Storey Publishing

The publisher would only let me share with you 3 photographs. Trust me, I wanted to share a lot more. 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.

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Photographs © John Gruen from One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, 
used with permission from Storey Publishing

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 (& keepsakes), there is a project for just about anyone included in this book. Buy this book.

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Photographs © John Gruen from One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, 
used with permission from Storey Publishing

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?

5 out of 5 stars

From the Publisher: Look at all you can make with just one yard of fabric! 101 fun and stylish sewing projects range from clothes and accessories to toys, home decor, baby items, pet beds, bags, and much more. All projects require no more than a single yard of fabric, and most can be completed in just a few hours. Simple step-by-step instructions, plus templates and pattern pieces where needed, make it easy to create something wonderful!



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Giveaway Time!! 
Leave me a comment with your contact information & one lucky person will win a copy of "One-Yard Wonders".
Contest ends Monday, Jan 8th.
Limited to US & Canada only.
&
Click the picture to enter Storey Publishing's Yard of the Month Contest. Win free fabric for a year!
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XOXO-
*Special Thanks to Alee from Storey Publishing for allowing me to review and giveaway a copy*

6 comments:

edmontonjb said...

Please enter me. I would love to try some of these out.

baggypants said...

Looks like a fabulous book...

Thanks a bunch!!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I've seen nothing but rave reviews for this book!

KID, MD said...

Oh, sign me up for the giveaway, please! This book looks so fun!!

Jessica said...

I'd like to win a copy of this book to give as a gift to a special friend who is new to sewing. Thank you!!

Close To Home said...

i love this book! i'd love to have an extra to give to my sister in law!

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