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Editorial Book Review - Little One-Yard Wonders By Deepika on 7/10/14 12:27 PM

As a mom of a very fashionable 3 year old, I was excited to receive this book for a review. If you know me at all, you know how much I love pattern books. Almost as much as I love to buy 1-yard cutsThat's precisely the reason, I don't need a stash inventory system. Because most of my fabric doesn't last for more than one projectMarry those two and you get this book. 

Rebecca and Patricia have done it again! See our review of Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders book here

This beautifully curated, edited and photographed book contains 101 projects you can make for your kids from babies to 12 years old. From Nursery to Bedtime to Outdoor Play, they've got you covered. The first thing you'll see when you open the book is, you guess it right - PATTERNS!

A handy pocket holds all of them right there in the book for easy organization.

Check out the variety of projects in the book! It'll keep you busy for a very long timeAnd you can finally use those 1 yard cuts. My favorite thing about buying one-yard cuts is that I can splurge on some special fabrics ((Nani Iro, Liberty Lawn etc ) without spending too much. 


How cute is this Crib Mobile! 

And they'll love you to the moon if you make them this I-Spy game. 


But the real value for me are the gamernt patterns. Just the swing dress, board shorts and the western shirt alone are worth the price of this book. 

There may be 101 projects in this book but no corners are cut in showing you how to sew each and every detail. The western shirt is like a mini-sewing lesson. 



Flipping through the patterns I found something which is perfect for my first project. A sun hat with a keyhole for a ponytail! 


My only regret? Why didn't this book come out 3 years ago when I started sewing for my little one :) 

If you have little ones to sew or know anyone who sews for kids, this book should have a place on your bookshelf.



Tell us about your favorite one-yard or less project below and you'll be entered into a drawing to receive this book! Giveaway ends Sunday, July 13th. Thanks to Storey Publishing for sending us this book for a review and giveaway. 


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UPDATE July 14th 2014

The Giveaway is now closed. The winner by Random selection is beanchor! Congratulations beanchor. I hope this book brings you hours of joy sewing for your little ones. 


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Js1747 said... (7/15/14 4:02 PM) Reply
I have the book "One Yard Wonders". It was suggested to me by a member of PR a few years ago when I was taking up sewing again after many years away from it. It was a wonderful way to practice basic sewing skills while making really fun projects. As a matter of fact, I still pull out that book from time to time when I want to do something quick and fun with leftover fabrics. Soon I'll be passing it on to my cousin who wants to learn to sew. I can't wait to get this new book sonI can make some great stuff for my niece who is 8.
bluewillow said... (7/15/14 11:17 AM) Reply
Oh my gosh I am so excited about the pony tail sun hat pattern!!! What a wonderful book! I wish I'd had it 30 years ago when my kids were small! I love making pillows and accessory bags with one yard or less! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
beanchor said... (7/15/14 8:28 AM) Reply
Yea randomness! Thanks!
arianamaniacs said... (7/14/14 7:00 AM) Reply
My favorite 1 yard projects are pillow cases and fun throw pillows for the couch. I also like placemats and small stuffed animals. Ive made some moose and bears and a Halloween witch face shaped like the moon. Those are good to use with stash on hand. This book looks really fun for small kids :)
beanchor said... (7/13/14 0:30 AM) Reply
My favorite one-yard or less project are bags, zipper pouches, wallets; stuff holders :) They are so handy to toss in my giant purse and keep things separate.
Srk1 said... (7/13/14 0:07 AM) Reply
I've mostly just made a few quick skirts for my two girls but I would love a copy of this book to break out of my rut. I'm a big fan of the remnant bin so most of my stash is 1 yard or less.
VivianZ said... (7/12/14 2:57 PM) Reply
My favorite 1 yard project I have done was the one I just recently wrote for the Infant Peasant Dress by Sew Much Ado. I would love to have this book to try more children projects, just to make gifts. I especially love the western shirt in this book!
phuys said... (7/11/14 8:21 PM) Reply
My favorite one yard wonder is a wrap around bAllet skirt. My 16 year old dances ballet in company loves that i can whip her one up in no time with ons yard of fabric and my trusty serger!
Moxie Carol said... (7/11/14 2:05 PM) Reply
I love the sunhat with ponytail escape hatch! I have several neighbor girls I could make it for (wish my hair was long enough, it's so cute!). And grand-nieces, too. I'd love to win this one!
Deepika said... (7/11/14 11:04 AM) Reply
@Kathhhhhy you are right that it does have more clothes for girls than boys but there are still a LOT of projects to sew for boys. I like to think outside the box when I sew for my girl. Sometimes I even buy from the boys section. The board shorts, The Tee-shirts are some of these projects which can be made in plain fabric and customized. Think freezer paper stenciling, stamping and so much more.
dinagideon said... (7/11/14 8:22 AM) Reply
I would love to get this one. Three kids to sew for? Yes, please. ;)
Kabunta said... (7/11/14 7:45 AM) Reply
I was waiting for this book to be released... I like so many quilting fabrics and usually buy them in small amounts since there are so many prints available. My favorite project so far is pants for my 2 years old boy ... and I have done many already ... next I want to get some shirt pattern to TNT but he is growing so fast. And I have to start add pockets to his pants as well since he now learned how to use them :) Sad to hear there are not so many options available for boys.
Kathhhhhy said... (7/10/14 8:06 PM) Reply
I actually have the book (don't count me in the drawing!!). Overall it's such a fun little book but it's VERY girl oriented overall for the wearables. While the toys and things I think are unisex the clothing lacks for boys :( There's 18 girl dresses/tops/skirts/etc while only 4 boy specific things. Then there are 3 unisex patterns for clothes. Otherwise it's a sweet resource for useful and fun baby/toddler sewing projects!!
michellep74 said... (7/10/14 5:10 PM) Reply
I would love to win a copy of this book--from the list, it looks like it has a LOT of great projects to make for my 2-year-old. I'd most like the Ruffled Romper--I love dressing Eva in rompers for the summer, and she loves anything with ruffles on it right now.

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