Despite being sick on Sunday and vomitting for my first time in this pregnancy (impressed that I made it through the 1st trimester without doing so!) My family was able to come by for a couple of hours to celebrate my birthday with me. They brought lots of good sandwich fixings (including sourdough bread shipped from San Francisco!) and a fabulous strawberry-rhubarb pie which I also enjoyed for breakfast this morning! And then they brought gifts! I got lots of wonderful things but the one I wanted to share was my acquisition of this sewing book, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders. Such a fun book! It’s organized by fabric type and there are so many great projects – 106 to be exact (because the Barnes and Noble edition comes with 5 extra projects)! And who doesn’t love a book full of projects that only require a yard of fabric! Why, my stash is full of single yards of fabric that I bought on a whim!
Now, let’s me honest, I haven’t been doing a whole lot of sewing yet there are still several crafty books on my wish list along with several sitting on my shelf. My thought – even if I don’t use make multiple projects out of all of them, I look through them from time to time and they inspire me! All the pictures are so pretty! That said, I thought I’d share which books I already own and which ones are on my list!
Sewing books I own:
- Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts - I got this one for my birthday last year. I have yet to make something from it but it’s full of good projects and more importantly lots of techniques!
- Last-Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts - I’ve made 3 projects from this book, one of them I’ve made several times and there are several quilts in here I’d love to make!
- Last-Minute Fabric Gifts – I haven’t made anything out of this one…
- Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase – I’ve made one project out of here but hope to make more as my girls get older!
- One-Yard Wonders – Yes, I have the original One-Yard Wonders too! And ironically I haven’t made anything out of yet although there are a lot of fun projects in there waiting to be made too!
- Amy Butler’s In Stitches – The first sewing book I purchased! I love my lounge pants but the potholder and the checkbook clutch were both a fail for me!
- Amy Butler’s Style Stitches – Love this book! I’ve made 3 of the bags and would happily make every single one of them!
- Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones – I’ve made the crib skirt, crib bumper, and the kimono pants!
Sewing Books on my Wish List:
- Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children
- All Dolled Up: Sewing Clothes and Accessories for Girls and Their 18-Inch Dolls
- A Is for Apron: 25 Fresh & Flirty Designs
- Mend It Better: Creative Patching, Darning, and Stitching
- Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration
What books do you have that you love and what’s on your wish list?