There are so many pretty glossy sewing books out there these days its not even funny. The sewing book is decidedly a trend as of late. Personally, I try to get a look at the entire book at the bookstore before I buy. Plus who doesn't love a solo trip to Barnes and Noble to get some coffee, sit in a big puffy chair, and almost fall asleep looking through sewing books. That my friends is how I decided to put One Yard Wonders on my Christmas list this year. While most of the projects have few pictures and limited directions there are a lot of projects in this book and they all use a yard of fabric. Most are also not patterns that I would buy individually but are things that I would like to make. So far I've made 3 things though only 2 are represented here and I have mixed feelings. It is a good book and I'm so glad I have it but I'm not sure I wold recommend it to a beginner. I say this not to be mean but because in each project I hit at least one point where I had to reread the directions several times to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do. Not exactly a problem but I could see this being frustrating for someone with less experience.
Hope you like it. I wanted to show off both sides. It is unlikely that I will make this pattern again any time soon but then I probably won't think of bag making again till this one is falling apart. Then I'm likely to try one of the other cute bag patterns in this book.
I guess what my thoughts boil down to at the moment are that this is not the world's greatest sewing book but I'm quite glad that I have it. I'm also pretty sure it will earn its keep.