Craft Book Review: 4

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I’m back on the library bandwagon- borrowing craft books left and right. I wanted to share my take on my recent check outs. Some were returned really quickly. Others I had to be forced to part with.
I think with craft books my first criteria is whether or not it has new ideas and makes me want to get crafting.

First the bad news:

Hip Handbags by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
I just thought this one seemed a bit out of date. It’s not old but I didn’t get much inspiration from this book. I flipped through it quickly and decided that it wasn’t a keeper.

And then the good news:

A Rainbow of Stitches by Agnes Delage-Calvet, Anne Sohier-Fournel, Muriel Brunet, and Francoise Ritz
Recently checked out- cute and full of ideas. The title says there are more than 1,000 motifs and 80 projects. Divided by color and up to date patterns.

One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
This one I was lucky enough to get for a Christmas present with a yard of fun fabric. One of my favorite books to date. The projects are adorable and for the most part simple. LOVE this one.

Here are a few that I’m looking forward to:

Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew by Yuka Koshizen

What do ya think?
Do you have any other recommendations?
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  1. Andrea says

    I recently checked out A is for Apron. It is really cute. It has all of the patterns in the back. I've checked it out twice and now it's late! I've got to get to the library!

  2. Kim's Treasures says

    I want the One Yard Wonders! What a great way to gift it…with a yard of fabric! Thanks for sharing!

  3. kelliemorgan says

    I agree on the Hip Handbags. I checked it out as well, and it seemed out of date and the projects a bit cheap. I would love a One Yard Wonders! I think that is next on my list!

  4. Jeff says

    I love one yard wonders. I'm a beginner but they have some little easy items that I am hoping to do!

  5. Cerise says

    Love One Yard Wonders! I ton of the projects in it are on my do to list. Just have to figure out which one to do first!!

  6. enSTYLEpedia says

    I got One Yard Wonders for Christmas this year too! I'm a brand new sewer and I was so excited, I love so many of the projects in it, I made the little girls pinafore for my 2 year old, I made her a Valentines one, so cute, I had my mom helping me the whole time but I know I could have figured it out on my own too…with a little help from google, I think its a great book and I can't wait to try more of the projects!