Little One-Yard Wonders Giveaway!


I was excited to get a copy of the new Little One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins from Storey.  It's the book I wish I would have had a few years ago, when my kids were tiny and didn't care that I was sewing everything for them.  Now, they have a mind of their own and aren't as excited by handmade clothing. The book is not just clothes, though, it's filled with tons of toys, accessories, and cool ideas.  Plus, it includes full-sized patterns.

While this book is written for adult sewers, there are several projects that can be adapted for young sewers.  It can also be a great way to start sewing with your child.  Picking out fabric, cutting straight lines, and helping with the sewing process is a great way to introduce kids to sewing.

 I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader.  Just leave a comment at the end of the post and I'll chose a random winner on Tuesday, August 5.  **More details about the giveaway at the end.**
Phoebe looked through the book and got excited about the Seat-Back Caddy which was perfect for our long car ride to the New Jersey Shore.  She wanted to make it herself.  So in true Sewing School fashion, we made it our own with a few little changes.  Frankie and I made one together, since he's only 6 and just beginning to really understand how to follow a pattern.

For this project, there wasn't a pattern, so I traced out the dimensions onto the fabric and the kids cut out the pieces.  While you can use just a yard of fabric to make the project, Frankie chose a sports-themed sheet and Phoebe went for two different fabrics.
 Phoebe had fun sewing the pockets onto the main fabric, even with a broken arm!  Frankie helped me by pressing down the foot pedal while I worked the machine.
Phoebe's finished top.  Since I was sewing with kids, I chose not to bind the top of the pockets with bias tape.  I used fold-over elastic to make the stretching pocket, which was OK, but probably not as good as the original version with elastic and bias tape.  We also used hook and loop tape to attach the caddy to the seat instead of the buckle.
The Seat-Back Caddy in action!  It was great for over 2,000 of car travel this summer.

Now, you need to make something from Little One-Yard Wonders!

It's a Giveaway!
Leave a comment below and I'll randomly select one winner on Monday, August 4.
I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, August 5.
Giveaway for U.S. readers only, sorry.


23 comments:

sue at nobadays said...

Yay! First comment, I think! I love One Yard Wonders -- sewed many of the patterns in the first one, and contributed a pattern to their second book. So looking forward to this one, as I have two young boys to sew for. Thanks for the great giveaway!

FrancesM said...

What a great giveaway! From your pictures, I'm already getting inspired. I also love to get my children involved in handwork, as I'm typing this I can hear my daughter working on a tote bag pattern that I shared with her last night! :) She has two young cousins who we love to gift with homemade projects!

Randi said...

My daughter and I have been working our way through Sewing School and it's been so fun! We would love another project book!

Kristy said...

Would love to have this book! And seeing your pictures of your daughter sewing with her cast made me smile....not going to get in the way of a girl's stitching! Thank you so much for the chance!

MeganW said...

I really started getting crafty after my 3rd child was born. (Finally got a girl!)I was excited when my 8 year old son asked me to teach him so he can "make something for Sissy"! He absolutely adores his baby sister. This book would be a wonderful starting point for him!
~MeganW~

Kathy Zagorski said...

I would love to do this with my daughter- she is 4 and LOVES to sew. :)

Amy said...

I am just starting to teach my kids to sew- this would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

Anonymous said...

Eve and Lucy would love this!! thanks so much and hope to see you soon! Happy Summer to all.

Mrs. White said...

I have lots of little one yards without a home. This looks awesome!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

Looks like a darling little book! We would love to win a copy for our home library!
Thank you!
Erika

ladybug said...

Would love to have this book! Super handy for those left over one yarders! thanks!

Megan S. said...

That looks like a great book - Thanks for the giveaway.

kwoodford said...

I'm so inspired by you and @Mayamade's sewing camps this summer. It's beautiful to feel Squam connections even months after being there, and seeing how creative minds and work intertwine across the states! I dream of the day that my little ones will be ready for sewing camps (maybe just a couple of years now) and I'd love to add this book to my collection of ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity! Kate

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love to sew, and quilt and I really love books:)

sandyandcosmo said...

I have had so much fun with the first book and would love to check out this one!

Christine said...

I love the "One Yard" books. I have so many leftover pieces that I can use to make some great items.

Connie Cain said...

What a great book!! I have grandkids just this age to start sewing. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Mluckw said...

I've just got into sewing and this book seems like it will be perfect to help me practice and make adorable things for my niece!

Sarah said...

These seat caddys would be great for my kids too! Thanks. sarah@forrussia.org

Sew Surprising said...

Oh love the slippers/indoor shoes, what a great addition to Christmas gifts :)

MamaLovesFabric said...

Love this book!

aus_chick said...

I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Kathy Davis said...

I love to see kids learning to sew at an early age, especially with a broken are! Thanks, Kathy
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net