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!
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!
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!
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.
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!