Toddler Activity Book in Little One-Yard Wonders and Giveaway [Closed]

little one yard wonders

I’m thrilled that Little One-Yard Wonders (Irresistible Clothes, Toys and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids) finally landed on my doorstep. Why so excited, you might ask? Well, not only is it a great book, it’s made even more great by the fact that my Toddler Activity Book pattern appears in it!

toddler activity book in one yard wonders

There’s something so validating about seeing one’s name in physical print. I happen to be quite proud of my contribution, but there are so many other great projects in the book that make it very worthwhile to grab a copy for yourself! The book has some cute clothing patterns for kids and babies but even more exciting to me, is the unique assortment of patterns for toys and accoutrement like a booster seat, backpack, indoor hopscotch, butterfly wings and a slumber party bag. And of course, so many more patterns – 101 in total!

illustrated instructions one yard wonders

The instructions are clearly written and well diagrammed. Although one might expect skimping in this area with a book that has to fit in 101 projects, the editors really do a great job of making every pattern easy to sew for all levels of sewist. And all of the patterns fit in 1 yard of fabric, making it easy to grab something from your stash and whip up a project!

sleeve with patterns

A great feature is the front envelope that contains all of the pattern pieces on tissue, full size with no tracing necessary. The book is also spiral bound and lays flat which makes is easy to sew from. All around, a well-done book.

toddler activity book

Photo by Julie Toy

This book is definitely going to be a new go-to for me every time I have another baby shower and child’s birthday party to go to. While I love the baby slipper pattern that has been my gift go-to, it will be nice to have some diversity. Especially since I’m of that age where there are more and more baby showers to attend!

To celebrate the publication of Little One-Yard Wonders, Storey publishing has offered to give away a copy of the book to one of you lovely readers! (US address only). To enter the giveaway, leave a comment letting me know what your usual go-to baby or kid gift sewing pattern is or what you think it might be if you got a copy of the book! – 6/23/14: Congrats to Kathy Sews for winning the book!

Comments 11

  1. I have the other 2 One-Yard Wonders books, Erin, so this one looks great. Will have to buy it for many useful reasons and of course because your pattern is in it. Congrats!!

    Based on the other stuff I’ve made using their ideas, the directions are good, the pictures are helpful & the projects are fun & quick (perfect for a short-attention-span sewist like myself).

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      Thanks for chiming in with additional thoughts on the other books in the series. I totally agree with you!

      (And if you have the 2nd book, I recommend taking a close look at the monster hat and mittens ;)

  2. I’m loving the look of the boys shirt on the front cover! There are soooooo many patterns for clothes for little girls but it’s much harder to find great patterns for little boys.

  3. I have the first book and love it. I have made so many things from it. Considering I have an 18 month old, I need this book. My go to for baby gifts is actually from the first Wonder book, the Fly Away set of a jacket, blanket, and slippers. I would love to see my name in print too, someday I hope. Congrats!

  4. Looks great! I usually make a simple flannel blankie …got the pattern from Jo-Ann Fabrics online. I’m excited about your little activity book!

  5. I usually make a hat and blanket. But I’d love to make some toys. Your pattern looks great. Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I’ve sewn up many raglan tshirts for my little guy and a few other little guys. I have even made this super adorable manatee stuffed animal a few times from another the One Yard Wonder book. One of the manatees was for my son but ended up being a snuggly toy for my oversized fluffball cat to sleep on.. so now it’s all gross and cat-ed up. But anyhow, count me in on this giveaway– my 3 yr old son LOVES when I sew for him!!

  7. In the past I made a little embroidered teddy bear, and the mom put it up on the dresser for display. I would very much like to have patterns for huggable, washable, chewable stuffed animals. This book looks like brilliant!

  8. A jersey knit baby carrier/sling! I’ve made them for all the nieces and nephews and several friends at work. Finally got to make my own when my daughter was born in March! The booties pattern has me swooning for some sewing!

  9. My usual kid gift is a stuffed animal of some kinds. Some times I knit them, sometimes crochet, sometimes sew. I’d love this book to expand my repertoire, lol. My nephew needs on of you toddler activity books! He’s into everything now.

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