Thursday, May 13, 2010

As promised here is today's post with my first review of the One Yard Wonder book. I am not receiving any compensation I just thought it would be fun to add one more thing to my plate and do a pattern a week and show you all. It's also going to help me get my stash to a manageable level I hope LOL.

Today's pattern out of the book is the School Binder Cover. This took me (not including hand embroidery) about and hour and a half from making pattern pieces to finished. It's a great starter project for a beginner. No difficult piecing straight forward instructions.

The only thing I would do different is I would change the seam allowance.
  • Either add 1/4 inch ~ total seam allowance would be 3/4 of an inch.
  • Make seam allowance 1/2 but only stitch 1/4 inch seam
This way I would have had that extra 1/4 ease to topstitch the cover and give it a more finished look. Right now it's a perfect fit with no room to add it.

Here are the pictures of my finished project. I probably added 2 hours to the project because of the hand appliqueing the letters with a mix of embroidery stitches. I am not proficient at it and I have arthritis so it was slow going.


Leslie said...

this is so cute. looks great

Skooks said...

It turned out awesome!