One-Yard Wonders is a new release that just arrived in our office for review. Storey Publishing has packed it full of great sewing projects—101 projects, to be exact. Focused on general sewing more than quilting, it would make a great gift for any young sewer you know.
One of my favorite sections is their novel idea of a “sewing pantry”explained like this:
Here’s a list of the 40 essentials we think you’ll want to have on hand, not just to complete your projects, but to ensure a frustration-free sewing experience every time! Just as you wouldn’t attempt to cook a fabulous recipe without your essential cooking utensils, and…basic ingredients, so you must keep your sewing pantry stocked with some fundamental sewing necessities.
Lists of “25 Equipment Must-Haves” and “15 Necessary Notions” follow. Comparing sewing supplies to a pantry, I think, is a really helpful idea.
The authors are Rebecca Yaker, owner of Hazel and Melvin’s Room (an online boutique) and Patricia Hoskins, co-founder of Crafty Planet. Together they organize the No Coast Craft-a-Rama, an independent craft fair.
Eleven chapters cover everything from home items to storage, toting, pets and fun stuff for kids. Full-size patterns and a list of more than 70 contributors (with blog addresses!) will keep you busy, online and off, for weeks.