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Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders
By Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
Photos by Tara Donne
Storey Publishing

As far as project publications go, Fabric-by-Fabric is an amazing book! First of all, it does not skimp, with 416 pages and 101 projects, as well as a stuffed envelope full of paper patterns. The pages are thick and glossy with wonderful photographs and illustrations for every step-by-step project. But beyond aesthetics, the projects in this book, contributed by dozens of designers from all over North America, are super fun and use only one yard of fabric (but of course!).
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With wide-ranging projects such as a retro airline bag, party lamp shade, chef’s hat and apron, fabric kite, monster backpack, dining chair slipcover, all kinds of cute girl’s sundresses, and so much more, it’s difficult to choose where to begin. But we’ve made that easy for you with this excerpted Umbrella Redo (PDF below), a perfect project to make before winter truly begins.

Download PDF Download the Umbrella Redo Project
Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. Directions on downloading PDFs.

Giveaway Time!

As part of the Fabric-by-Fabric blog tour, we are giving away one copy of the book. Simply leave us a comment from our CRAFT comment section (not from Facebook) by December 23, 2:00PM (PST), and we will randomly choose one lucky giveaway winner! Good luck!
In the meantime, here are the dates for the rest of the tour:
12/22/2011 Jenna Lou Loves You
12/23/2011 Spincushion
12/27/2011 One Inch World
12/28/2011 Sew Sew Etc.
01/12/2012 Lu Lu Carter
01/12/2012 Fiberosity
01/12/2012 Zuhause
01/12/2012 Obsessively Stiching


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  1. Erica says:

    Oh….so….lovely! Yes, yes, this is book I wished for for Hanukkah!

  2. Saundra says:

    Looks like a fun book. Would love to add it to my library.

  3. Cat says:

    This book looks amazing!!

  4. Saundra says:

    Looks like a fun book. Would love to add it to my library.

  5. Cat says:

    This book looks amazing!!

  6. Skye Elizabeth says:

    I’m already excited! I love buying fabric remnants but full patterns need more that one yard. This is perfect for remnants! I just hope it gives info on where to buy umbrella accessories – can customers buy an umbrella without the fabric, or do we re-use the metal parts of an old one? Thanks!

  7. Skye Elizabeth says:

    I’m already excited – sound perfect for fabric remnants!!

  8. Carolyn says:

    I love it! I have a lot of one-yard bits around, and I’d love to put them to good use on great projects!

  9. Tonia Jeffery says:

    this looks like a fantastic book.

  10. Dia says:

    Makes me curious to go through my stash and find out what I’ve got full yards of! <3

  11. Silvia says:

    I would love this book!!

  12. Sylvia says:

    I’d love this book!

  13. Kreatives Chaos made by Andrea says:

    Oh I love it already… I got this other book one yard wonders too…
    and I have to many yard laying around here, waiting for a nice project…
    maybe I am lucky ;-)
    warmest regards
    Andrea

  14. Silvia says:

    I would love this book!!

  15. Tonia Jeffery says:

    I would love to have this book!

  16. Claire Close says:

    Looks like another beautiful book, will inspire my y10 for sure!

  17. Kari M. says:

    What a great looking book! I’m always trying to find sewing inspiration, and this looks like it has tons of projects that not only take minimal fabric but would be rather quick and not take too much of my precious time :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  18. Silvia says:

    I would love this book!!

  19. Mary says:

    Looks like a fun book! I’ll have to check it out.

  20. Renee says:

    Love this book!!

  21. Nadia says:

    I always feel like one yard isn’t enough to make anything interesting. This book will be so useful for us with tons of leftover fabrics from past projects. I would love to have a copy =)

  22. Cortney S says:

    What a cute project and I love the idea of the book. Great way to work through my stash of fabric.

  23. elizabeth says:

    I have a different one-yard-wonders book–101 sewing projects and i love it! this would be a wonderful addition to my library. Also–it would make a great bday present for me–mine is the day after xmas and I often am forgotten!

  24. elizabeth says:

    I have a different one-yard-wonders book–101 sewing projects and i love it! this would be a wonderful addition to my library. Also–it would make a great bday present for me–mine is the day after xmas and I often am forgotten!

  25. Rebecca Thomas says:

    My parasol carrying daughter is going to love the umbrella re-do!

  26. Kat says:

    I’m a complete amateur when it comes to sewing. I would love to get a hold of one of these.

  27. elizabeth says:

    I have a different one-yard-wonders book–101 sewing projects and i love it! this would be a wonderful addition to my library. Also–it would make a great bday present for me–mine is the day after xmas and I often am forgotten!

  28. Tonia Jeffery says:

    I would love to have this book!

  29. EllenQ says:

    I want to make EVERY project on the cover! That never happens. Looks amazing!

  30. Sara says:

    Hey, I might be able to fit all my fabric in my fabric bins AND close the lids! I definitely need this book. :)

  31. elizabeth says:

    I have a different one-yard-wonders book–101 sewing projects and i love it! this would be a wonderful addition to my library. Also–it would make a great bday present for me–mine is the day after xmas and I often am forgotten!

  32. Jenny Bolech says:

    I loved the first one yard wonders so I’m sure I’d love this one as well :)

  33. Jamie says:

    Awesome! I can’t wait to doll up my old umbrellas! I wish I knew about this a few weeks ago for Xmas presents!

  34. Dina says:

    I’ve been getting into all kinds of crafts this past year and a half. Blogs and videos have been a great resource, but a book would be great! It would be a first for the library. :)

  35. Robyn G says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  36. Henria O. says:

    Every project that I’ve seen executed from this book looks so fun! That beautiful umbrella is no exception. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  37. angela says:

    would love to win! im new to sewing and def need step by step instructions :)

  38. Cassie says:

    Love it!

  39. Erin says:

    Looks like a great book!

  40. Cassie says:

    Love it!

  41. Erin says:

    Looks like a great book!

  42. angela says:

    would love to win! im new to sewing and def need step by step instructions :)

  43. Katie LeJoi says:

    Personalizing my own umbrella is an awesome idea, thanks for posting the instructions. Books look like its filled w/some great ideas.

  44. DK says:

    I love the concept of compiling projects that only require a single yard of fabric. Clever! Also, I would like to win :)

  45. Emily says:

    Such a cute book! I loved the first one and can’t wait to see this one!

  46. DK says:

    I love the concept of compiling projects that only require a single yard of fabric. Clever! Also, I would like to win :)

  47. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh I was just loving this book in the store but didn’t actually buy it. But I want it…

  48. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh I was just loving this book in the store but didn’t actually buy it. But I want it…

  49. Lorna says:

    This book looks like a lot of fun.

  50. Bonney says:

    Ooh, I have SO many one yard pieces of fabric. This book may help me clear up my sewing area!!

  51. hilary says:

    I have the first book and I love it. This one looks even better.

  52. Charles Wahl says:

    Cool.

  53. Arika says:

    This book looks so awesome!! I would love to be the lucky winner!

  54. Arika says:

    This book looks so awesome!! I would love to be the lucky winner!

  55. natalya says:

    Looks yummy!

  56. Arika says:

    This book looks so awesome!! I would love to be the lucky winner!

  57. natalya says:

    Looks yummy!

  58. Kristen says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this!

  59. Melinda says:

    I just saw this yesterday at B&N!! Would love to win!!

  60. Toni says:

    I love this book. So many cute projects!

  61. Toni says:

    I love this book. So many cute projects!

  62. Gigi says:

    This book looks really cool, I hope I get randomly picked to win!

  63. Savannah O'Gwynn says:

    OHHH! What a lovely project–I would love to win this book!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  64. Phu L. says:

    I am a new crafter and would LOVE to win this book. Thanks. Have a great holiday!

  65. marguerite bromley says:

    Brillant book! with so much yardage in my studio this book would get a lot of mileage!

  66. Mon says:

    Yeiii!!!!
    I want to win the book to make OneYardWOnders!!! :)

  67. Quynh says:

    Wow! That book looks amazing! I want a copy!

  68. Quynh says:

    That book looks amazing! I want a copy!

  69. Quynh says:

    That book looks amazing! I want a copy!

  70. Elisha says:

    I was just looking at this book the other day. Love it!

  71. diane says:

    I have this book on my amazon wishlist, I will probably have to buy it for myself because usually my wishlist is my family’s “do not buy her this” list :) I really need this book because whenever I see fabric I like (ok, love) I buy a yard of it, so I have lots of 1-yard pieces of fabric!

  72. Quynh says:

    That book looks amazing! I want a copy!

  73. Quynh says:

    Wow! This book looks amazing! I want a copy!

  74. Diana says:

    I actually own the first one-yard wonder book and made two Christmas presents from it! I would love to win this so I can get ready for next Christmas!

  75. Diana says:

    I actually own the first one-yard wonder book and made two Christmas presents from it! I would love to win this so I can get ready for next Christmas!

  76. Sandie Perrrino says:

    I try to make as many project to help to raise funds for church, scouts and other service projects, this looks like it would make a great inspiration book. Good luck in the sales of it. I will try to pass on the information of it.

  77. Jacqueline Mukweto says:

    would love to get some more sewing Idea’s

  78. Marisa DeWolfe says:

    I saw this book at a local bookstore two days ago and had a case of total book lust!

  79. Amanda G. says:

    Definitely adding this to my wishlist. Looks like there are a lot of great projects! :)

  80. Karen says:

    I was just at the bookstore last night and to a peak at the book… it looks like a great book, would love to have in my collection.

  81. Mari says:

    This looks like the perfect book for me! I too often buy just a yard of fabric so I can tell myself I’m being thrifty by not buying more, but then can’t find the right pattern that will let me make something cute while not calling for too much fabric.

  82. sonya says:

    this looks like such an amazing book! I have often wondered if it would be possible to re-make an umbrella… <3

  83. Karen says:

    I was just at the bookstore last night and to a peak at the book… it looks like a great book, would love to have in my collection.

  84. Karen says:

    This would be a great book to have, just took a peak at it last night at the book store….

  85. sonya says:

    this looks like such an amazing book! I have often wondered if it would be possible to re-make an umbrella… <3

  86. MC says:

    I would love to win this for the hat and the handbag!

  87. joyfulT says:

    I have so much fabric that I have no idea what to do with – this book would be a huge help!

  88. joyfulT says:

    I have so much fabric that I have no idea what to do with – this book would be a huge help!

  89. Jennifer says:

    What great projects!

  90. Erin N. says:

    Ooh, I would love to win for my sister.

  91. celine says:

    this book looks great !

  92. Amy says:

    I’d love to win this – it looks like a great book!

  93. Kristin Bray says:

    What a lovely book. Can’t wait to try some of these projects.

  94. Kristin Bray says:

    What a lovely book. Can’t wait to try some of these projects.

  95. jillian says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed, this looks like a fantastic book!

  96. Kristin Bray says:

    What a lovely book. Can’t wait to try some of these projects.

  97. Bonnie J says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  98. Bonnie J says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  99. Roni Coffin says:

    I adore one yard projects and this book looks like it has really great projects!

  100. Corvus says:

    Looks like a cool resource!

  101. Corvus says:

    Looks like a cool resource!

  102. betsy says:

    Looks like a great book that I’d love to own!

  103. Heidi says:

    I have the first book & love it. I’d love to have this one because I’m always curious about new fabrics but am scared to try.

  104. Heidi says:

    I have the first book & love it. I’d love to have this one because I’m always curious about new fabrics but am scared to try.

  105. Heidi says:

    I have the first book & love it. I’d love to have this one because I’m always curious about new fabrics but am scared to try.

  106. Lowena says:

    I must have that book! My mom have tons of unused fabric so that’s a good way to use them!

  107. Wendy says:

    That purse is killing me! I MUST make one!!!! Ahhhh the madness….

  108. Mama Lusco says:

    I”d love this book. Thank you!

  109. Julie L. says:

    Love this idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  110. Jenna says:

    Sometimes, all that you have is a yard of great fabric! It can be tricky to make something great out of it (especially something you know will be foolproof!). This books seems like a clever way to solve just such a problem.

  111. Julie L. says:

    What a great concept! Thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Yana says:

    would love to win!

  113. Yana says:

    would love to win!

  114. Cheryl Kaapana says:

    Just borrowed the first book from my local library & it was amazing…and now here is book two! Amazing what a crafter, sewer can make out of a yard! I love it & would love to have this book “)

  115. Cheryl Kaapana says:

    Just borrowed the first book from my local library & it was amazing…and now here is book two! Amazing what a crafter, sewer can make out of a yard! I love it & would love to have this book “)

  116. Michele Berg says:

    Definitely need to get this book!

  117. nangy says:

    Looks like a wonderful book to have,my grandaughter and I would love it!

  118. nangy says:

    Looks like a wonderful book to have,my grandaughter and I would love it!

  119. carrie rosenbush says:

    Looks perfect for a newbie sew-er like me!

  120. carrie rosenbush says:

    Looks perfect for a newbie sew-er like me!

  121. carrie rosenbush says:

    Looks perfect for a newbie sew-er like me!

  122. Lisa says:

    This book looks awesome. Even if I don’t win it, I’ll probably buy it.

  123. Lisa says:

    This book looks awesome. Even if I don’t win it, I’ll probably buy it.

  124. Connie says:

    This would be a fabulous book to own. I hope you pick me. Merry Christmas everyone!

  125. Teresa says:

    Loved the first book. Can’t wait for the second.

  126. Nancy Young says:

    This book looks great! I pick up a lot of cool fabric at garage sales that are small 1 yard cuts. These projects look great for using them up. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  127. Andie d says:

    That book looks great. Love quick little projects like this!

  128. Nancy Young says:

    This book looks great! I pick up a lot of cool fabric at garage sales that are small 1 yard cuts. These projects look great for using them up. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  129. Nancy Young says:

    This book looks great! I pick up a lot of cool fabric at garage sales that are small 1 yard cuts. These projects look great for using them up. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  130. yvonne says:

    I totally want to make my own umbrella!! :)

  131. Mary C says:

    Would love a copy of this book!

  132. Mary C says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book! Looks like it has so many great ideas!

  133. Karen Dillon says:

    Beautiful book. I’d love to have this sitting right beside my sewing machine! Thanks for the give-away.

  134. Anne Marie says:

    Would love this book – thanks for the chance.

  135. Anne Marie says:

    Oh I would love this book – thanks for the chance.

  136. Kathy McLaughlin says:

    I would love the opportunity to own this book! Always looking for new fresh ideas.

  137. Jan says:

    Thanks for the freebie Umbrella makeover! I’ve always wondered how to do this!
    Jan

  138. Kathy McLaughlin says:

    I would love the opportunity to own this book! Always looking for new fresh ideas.

  139. Jan says:

    Thanks for the freebie Umbrella makeover! I’ve always wondered how to do this!
    Jan

  140. Nikole says:

    So funny – I was just talking about this book with my husband last night. I had it on my Christmas list. He told me that the book stores were too hard for him to find anything (he probably wouldn’t ask for help). Great giveaway!

  141. Kristin says:

    This book looks awesome! I love the 1 yard 1 craft idea. It’s great for people on a budget and beginners too! (like me)

  142. Kristin says:

    This book looks awesome! I love the 1 yard 1 craft idea. It’s great for people on a budget and beginners too! (like me)

  143. Becky Greene says:

    What an awesome book – I could certainly use some creative inspiration in the New Year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  144. Melissa A. says:

    I want “Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.”

  145. Erin says:

    This would be a fantastic book to get me started in the new year.

  146. Erin says:

    This would be a fantastic book to get me started in the new year.

  147. Sara says:

    Awesome book, with so much inspiration!
    Thanks for the chance…

  148. Sara says:

    Awesome book, with so much inspiration!
    Thanks for the chance…

  149. Katie says:

    This book looks awesome!

  150. Katie says:

    This book looks awesome!

  151. Candace Henderson says:

    thanks so much for the giveaway! I am super excited!

  152. Marie says:

    I think Santa is leaving me a sewing machine for Christmas – this book is going to be a must-buy for me in the new year! Thanks for the review!!

  153. Marie says:

    I think Santa is leaving me a sewing machine for Christmas – this book is going to be a must-buy for me in the new year! Thanks for the review!!

  154. Candace Henderson says:

    thanks so much for the giveaway! I am super excited!

  155. Amber says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  156. Amber says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  157. Laura M says:

    Oh I really need this book. Thanks for the redo umbrella pattern! I may have to try this with the wet weather coming up~

  158. Raina says:

    When ever I find a fabric that I must have but have no plans for, I always buy a yard. At last some new ideas for what to do with my stash of single yard cuts!

  159. Megan says:

    I have the first addition and love it! Would love to get my hands on this one as well!

  160. Megan says:

    I have the first addition and love it! Would love to get my hands on this one as well!

  161. Raina says:

    At last! New ideas for all those single yard cuts I can’t seem to stop buying without a plan!

  162. Laura M says:

    I would love to have this book and thanks so much for the umbrella redo tut!

  163. Megan says:

    I have the first addition and love it! Would love to get my hands on this one as well!

  164. Raina says:

    At last! New ideas for all those single yard cuts I can’t seem to stop buying without a plan!

  165. Raina says:

    At last some new ideas to do with all the fabric stashed in the closet!

  166. Amber says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  167. Michelle says:

    All the projects in this book are so adorable.

  168. Michelle says:

    All the projects in this book are so adorable.

  169. Margo says:

    I’m so excited for this book! I loved the first one and this one looks just as creative and fun!

  170. lorraine says:

    yay! this looks awesome..i have the other book and its amazing :)

  171. Marie says:

    I think Santa is leaving me a sewing machine this year – this book is a must buy for me!

  172. Debby says:

    Believe! Create! Share!

  173. Michelle Price says:

    I checked this book out the other day! It is gorgeous-love how the sections are divided. I’d love to try some of the home-dec projects!

  174. Laura M says:

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the umbrella pattern!

  175. Michelle Price says:

    I checked this book out the other day! It is gorgeous-love how the sections are divided. I’d love to try some of the home-dec projects!

  176. Ashley T. says:

    I’m new to sewing and feel like some projects from the book would be good for a beginner. They’re so cute and wouldn’t be overwhelming!

  177. Ashley T. says:

    I’m new to sewing and feel like some projects from the book would be good for a beginner. They’re so cute and wouldn’t be overwhelming!

  178. Wehaf says:

    This sounds awesome!

  179. Wehaf says:

    This sounds awesome!

  180. Heather R. says:

    This book looks great- thanks for the show-n-tell! One more for the “must buy ASAP” list….

  181. Jessica K says:

    Do I love this website, or what? Seriously, too cool.

  182. Mary says:

    Love adding new books to my craft library! Fingers crossed!

  183. Barbar says:

    Would love this book!

  184. nicole says:

    what a great book for quick projects!

  185. nicole says:

    what a great book for quick projects!

  186. nicole says:

    what a great book for quick projects!

  187. Lou says:

    I have the One skein version of this book and it has so many cute projects. I would love this version!!!

  188. Jen says:

    Looks like a great book.

  189. Jen says:

    Looks like a great book.

  190. Ellen says:

    The perfect project book for winter!

  191. Ellen says:

    The perfect project book for winter!

  192. Dana says:

    The umbrella looks great, I wish there were places to buy oilcloth over here…

  193. Emory says:

    I would love to have this book! So many cute and inspiring projects for when you have a small amount of fabric.

  194. Naomi says:

    I love projects that are scaled to my attention span… this looks like I could actually finish something!

  195. Naomi says:

    I love projects that are scaled to my attention span… this looks like I could actually finish something!

  196. Beth says:

    This book looks great. I have a nice stash of fabric remnants that would be great for some of the projects.

  197. Katina says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial, can’t wait to download it as I have been eying that umbrella on the cover.

  198. Meg says:

    I would love to have this book – great projects!!

  199. Cody F says:

    I would love to own a copy of this book.

  200. PersiaRose says:

    Thissss! I really want to win this. I was drooling over it in the bookstore.

  201. PersiaRose says:

    Thissss! I really want to win this. I was drooling over it in the bookstore.

  202. PersiaRose says:

    Thissss! I really want to win this. I was drooling over it in the bookstore.

  203. Mary says:

    Love adding new books to my craft library! Fingers crossed!

  204. loura says:

    Would love to win this!

  205. susan says:

    Love the umbrella!
    fingers crossed to win!!

  206. susan says:

    Love the umbrella!
    fingers crossed to win!!

  207. susan says:

    i love the umbrella!
    fingers crossed to win.

  208. Heather Rowe says:

    I would love to win this book! either way i’ll have to have it, so many great ideas!!!! yay!

  209. Heather Rowe says:

    I would love to win this book! either way i’ll have to have it, so many great ideas!!!! yay!

  210. DebbieKL says:

    Wow – lots of projects in one book – looks great!

  211. Jessica says:

    This book looks great!

  212. Jessica says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  213. Alexis R says:

    Oh my goodness this book sounds perfect! I’m kinda sorta still getting my feet wet in sewing, so small projects are ideal for me right now. (though I doubt I’m quite ready for making my own umbrella just yet!)

  214. Alexis R says:

    Oh my goodness this book sounds perfect! I’m kinda sorta still getting my feet wet in sewing, so small projects are ideal for me right now. (though I doubt I’m quite ready for making my own umbrella just yet!)

  215. Alexis R says:

    Oh my goodness this book sounds perfect! I’m kinda sorta still getting my feet wet in sewing, so small projects are ideal for me right now. (though I doubt I’m quite ready for making my own umbrella just yet!)

  216. Cheryl says:

    oooooooo… want want want :)

  217. Linda says:

    Wow! Very cool. I have the first one, and would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  218. Tammy says:

    Oooohhh…I’d love to make that purse on the front cover- I have the perfect button!

  219. Pat says:

    Woo hoo! So many great projects in one book. What caught my eye was KITE. Wow, I could make kites.

  220. pam says:

    what a great book. i would love to win it. i never thought about making an umbrella

  221. Leslie S says:

    I would LOVE to win this! I have so much fabric that could be put to good use…

  222. Leslie S says:

    I would LOVE to win this! I have so much fabric that could be put to good use…

  223. gia says:

    would love to win! just starting to get into crafting :]

  224. Charlotte Conlin says:

    I love the other books in this “series”. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of this title!

  225. Charlotte Conlin says:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  226. justval says:

    What a great way to cheer yourself up with a beautiful umbrella when it is rainy. Fantastic projects in the book!!

  227. Lisa says:

    Love it! Thanks so much for posting the umbrella redo.

  228. Joanna Strong says:

    Love it!! Sorry I saw it too late to get in the drawing.:(

  229. Carla G says:

    This book looks fabulous! I’d love some new patterns! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  230. Carla G says:

    This book looks fabulous! I’d love some new patterns! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  231. Jen Y says:

    What fun ideas – I’d love to win!

  232. Jen Y says:

    What fun ideas – I’d love to win!