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Make 1-Hour Gifts
16 Cheerful Projects to Sew (Make Series)
Various -Abbey Lane Quilts, Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Bari J. Ackerman, Lindsay Conner, Sue Kim, Virginia Lindsay, Trish Preston, Sweetwater, Sara Trail, Kasja Wikman, and Annabel Wrigley

C&T Publishing (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
21 June 2017/ ISBN 9781617453687
How-To Books/Sewing

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Got an hour to spare and a gift to make? There are sixteen projects in here to use up your leftovers from other projects and have fun even if you don’t think you have time to make anything.

Ten of the projects can be made in under and hour, and the remaining six in under half and hour. You don’t need a lot of sewing experience to tackle any of them but a good working knowledge of the basics is essential as this is not a primer. Every project has been featured previously in another C&T book and each is by a different designer so if you like what you see you might want to invest in the whole book it came from. Projects vary slightly in format, some having several staged photographs, others with drawn diagrams and layouts. Some of the print is rather small so good eyesight is required, but then it usually is for sewing. At the back are some patterns, a few of which need to be enlarged, but most of the items are made with measuring only. Choose from several different bags, bows, place settings, a toy bucket, coasters and more. All are very giftable, most managing to be both pretty and practical and with wide appeal. Techniques include appliqué, scrap patchwork, putting in a zipper and simple hand embroidery and all ease a fairly new stitcher gently into using these methods. A good book to have on hand for Christmas, as you can make a lot of gifts using it – if you can bear to part with them!

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in The Bead Magazine, Making Jewellery and
Reviewed 2017