One Yard Wonders

Over the past month I have been picking up various sewing books from the library to find something I might like to complete for the November “From a Sewing Book” challenge.  I don’t really have much in the way of sewing books, (cookbooks on the other hand, well, I could open my own cookbook bookstore! HA!)  Anyway,  I figured before I go out and buy a sewing book, I might as well get it from the library so I can “preview” it before buying.   Now that I have discovered the library as a great selection of sewing books, I may just check them out rather than buying any at all.

So, out of the 6 books I have previewed, I decided the one I would use for the November challenge is “Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders”.  Why, well, because I am a sucker for the remnant bin at the local fabric store; so I have a large amount of 1 yard’ish stashes of fabric.  PLUS, this book has some really nice things I can make for the new grand nieces/nephews that my  nieces are popping out this year (we have 4 of them this year alone!), and I LOVE sewing things for little ones!  It also have some nice things I am considering to make for Christmas gifts as well.

So here are some of the things that I am planning on making from “One Yard Wonders”:

Baby Swaddle Blanket

Boxer shorts 

Eight Bottle Wine Tote – Well, this could be used for baby bottles, though one might consider wine a necessity for the mom (as long as she isn’t nursing).

Spring dresses for the little nieces – the sizes are for 1 year and up in the book, most of the nieces will fit into the sizes come next spring/summer.

Day bag – sort of like a gym bag.

Fleece slipper socks – I’m a sucker for anything made out of fleece and slippers to keep the tooties warm in the winter – a must!

These are just a few of the things on my “Sewing Book” November plan/line-up.  Now I just hope I focus the time and effort to complete them, and more over the next three weeks!

Happy Sewing!

7 thoughts on “One Yard Wonders

    • there is a “One Yard Wonders” book (not set up by fabric) as well as the one I currently have checked out -Fabric by Fabric – One Yard Wonders. You might look for both of them. Not sure how much overlap there is with respect to the projects in each.


      • Checking amazon I saw the 2; my library has the 2009 as an e-book, but I haven’t checked it out yet. Hadn’t realized the difference in names – thank you for pointing it out!


  1. I got loads of books out from the library too. It’s the best! To be honest I would only make one or two (or no) things from each book, so not really worth it for me to buy any just yet. Look forward to seeing your results, it’s always good to use up those scraps.


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