Book Review: 101 One Yard Wonders
Perfectly suited for using up your stash,One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins is packed with fun, creative projects for my office, home, and even my wardrobe! There’s a super cute summer dress made from just one yard of fabric!
I’m so happy I finally got my hands on this book. On my visit to Storey, they let me pick out a few of my favorite titles that I had yet to add to my library–what a treat! One-Yard Wonders was one of the first ones I grabbed–well, right after Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens :)
There’s such a great variety of projects that there is really something for everyone. The first project I just had to make was the “wash me” bag on page 49. I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to “hold” the towels and dishclothes from the kitchen between washes (I do all my “messy” laundry once a week) and this was just what I was looking for.
Gregory was helping me take photos today. They are much improved right :)
The book is organized into 11 chapters: Sewing Fundamentals, Dwell Redux (unique home accents), Household Affairs (home organizing/cleaning/etc), Craft Organization, On the Go, From Head to Toe (clothing type stuff), Carry it All (purses, totes, bags, and clutches), Outfit your Small Wonder (kid’s clothing), Accessorize your Little One (kid accessories), Playtime (kid’s toys), Your Furry Friends (pets!).
Even though I don’t have kids, I loved all the great kiddo projects in the back of this book – plushies, outfits, and super cute toys.
These are the projects that are next on my “to make” list:
By the very nature of this book, all the projects are short and sweet. Most can be completed, start to finish, in one evening. And at the end, I know I’ve used up one yard of fabric in my stash, most excellent.
One-Yard Wonders is at most public libraries, book stores, and craft shops, so definitely go take a look. If you like it (which I know you will), pick it up. It definitely met my 5 project rule.