I bought the book 101 Ways to Sew a Metre quite a while back and have made lots of the projects as presents, so when 101 Fabric by Fabric ways to Sew a Metre came out, which is organised into chapters by fabric type I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I have a serious amount of metres in my house and I love that you can pick a fabric, go to the appropriate chapter and pick something nice to make. This book has added another seven projects to my must-make list!
I started with a pattern for a “Convertible Diaper Clutch” for Emma and Dan as they are expecting their first baby (a girl) at the end of June. This is a clutch bag with a pocket for nappies and wipes, which unfolds to be a changing mat. I chose a fabric that I’ve been saving for something special and got to work. Although I initially missed lots of step by step diagrams, the instructions are so clearly worded that you don’t need them. It took me an entire day to finish (as the second side of the binding is hand stitched) but it was worth it. The pattern was straightforward and I think the design leads to a polished final result. Definitely a book that I would recommend.
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