Book Review: Little One-Yard Wonders: Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker

Little One-Yard Wonders: Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids by Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker is a wonderful spiral bound book with patterns that are easy to understand and follow. Each project uses one yard (or less) of fabric. Some are so simple that they only take a few hours to complete. There are step-by-step illustrated instructions, beautiful close-up photographs, and pattern pieces included in a bound-in envelope make it easy and fun to create all kinds of adorable items.  My favorite patterns were the Pajama Monster and Little Stuffie, Monster Towel, Booster Chair, and the Insulated lunch bag. Some were very functional and money saving ideas, while others are just great fun for the maker and the little one that it could be gifted to. I plan and making more than a few of the projects in this book.

Little One-Yard Wonders is a well organized and useable resources. So often I look at pattern books and find only a couple worth while patterns while the rest are either incomprehensible or completely unwanted.  This volume had a good number of patterns that I was eager to get started on, and no patterns that left me wondering 'why anyone would want to make that'? The Secret Monster Overalls and the wearable towels are something that I can see any toddler thrilled to have, and the variety and inspiration in this book made me very happy. There are clothes, accessories, toys, and furnishings for little ones from newborn to elementary-school age. The categories and projects were set up logically and the instructions are easy to understand and put into action.

I would recommend Little One-Yard Wonders to anyone that sews. Readers that enjoy making items for children, babies, nursery sets, and so on will find something here that makes the book worth adding to their collection.

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