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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 18 May 2015
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211471
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.00 (4 available)
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £11.99
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Half Yard Christmas

£11.99

Easy sewing projects using left-over pieces of fabric by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Half Yard Christmas contains over 30 stylish, festive projects in six Christmas-themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids. Simply select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match them throughout your home. Featuring Debbie Shore’s informative and friendly guidance, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities.

Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Let Debbie Shore show you how to create all the accessories you’ll need in the latest addition to her best-selling Half Yard series. Featuring six themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids there’s something for everyone: you can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects, each requiring only a half yard of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbie’s unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers.

The next Half Yard sewing title from best-selling author Debbie Shore
This bumper book is packed with over 30 gorgeous festive projects, all created from a half yard of fabric
Pick and choose from the six Christmas themes: Scandinavian’, Rustic’, Traditional’, Contemporary’, Monochrome’ and Kids’

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Tools and Equipment 10
Before you start 12

Rustic Christmas 18
Advent Calendar, page 20
Bunting, page 24
Candle Pots, page 26
Present Sack, page 28
String Baubles, page 32
Wreath, page 34

Scandinavian Christmas 38
Christmas Cones, page 40
Christmas Gnomes, page 44
Scrap Fabric Wreath, page 48
Hanging Hearts, page 50
Stocking, page 54

Traditional Christmas 18
Ball Decorations, page 60
Stocking Decorations, page 64
Christmas Stocking, page 66
Festive Gift Bag, page 70
Mistletoe Wreath Cushion Cover, page 72
Tree Skirt, page 76

Monochrome Christmas 80
Gift Box, page 82
Fabric Baubles, page 86
Table Centrepiece, page 88
Potted Tree Decoration, page 90
Tablemat, page 92

Kids’ Christmas 96
Santa Hat Chair Slip, page 98
Felt Gift Bags, page 102
Robin Bunting, page 104
Santa Hat, page 106

Contemporary Christmas 108
Paper Bag Favours, page 110
Card Holder, page 112
Ribbon Tree Placemats, page 116
Christmas Tree Table Runner, page 118
Bottle Cooler, page 120
Ribbon Tree Wall Hanging, page 124
Tree Pictures, page 126

Index 128

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About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and presenter on a shopping channel. Debbie has also hosted live fashion shows with a major fashion store, produces her own range of instructional DVDs and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She is now a bestselling author and has written over 18 books for Search Press, with several more underway. Debbie was voted Sewing Designer of the Year in the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2017. She lives in Lincolnshire. Visit her website www.debbieshoresewing.com.

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Craft Business - September 2018

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craftymomsshare.blogspot.co.uk

This book is divided into various themes of projects: Rustic Christmas, Scandinavian Christmas, Traditional Christmas, Monochrome Christmas, Kids' Christmas and Contemporary Christmas. Each theme has between four to seven projects in it. There are even suggestions for changes to make some projects a bit differently. I decided to find some ornaments to make since I am participating in an international ornament swap. I started by making Ball Decorations from the Traditional Christmas section. The hardest part of these was the stuffing since the openings are so small on the bottom. I made three of them, but have not sewn the other two up yet. (I know Hazel will want to keep one of them for us.) These ornaments remind me of a patchwork quilt, so I felt like it was a good representation of me. Next I made the Stocking Decorations also from the Traditional Christmas section. They are very quick and easy as well. The final project that I have made so far from this book is a fabric poinsettia. It is from the Table Centerpiece project in the Monochrome Christmas section. In her side note Debbie Shore suggests making a single flower using red instead of the black and white and making it into a poinsettia. It would be perfect for the top of a gift. We are going to have fun with these projects and many of the other ones in the books. There are patterns for boxes, chair covers, Santa hats and so much more!! It really has everything you might need for your Christmas celebration and the instructions are easy to follow and the projects are relatively quick to make. I can honestly say this book is a great craft book and has many creative ideas in it.


Library Journal USA

Shore (Half Yard Gifts) continues her quest to help crafters use up their fabric stash with her latest book, which focuses on Christmas decor. The projects are arranged by style (e.g., Scandinavian, traditional, rustic, contemporary) and include a variety of items, such as a burlap-and-linen Advent calendar, a no-sew holiday wreath made of scrap fabric, a variety of ornaments, gift boxes and bags, and placemats. Shores directions are easy to follow, and key steps are illustrated with photographs to provide additional guidance. Most of the projects can be completed in a short time, making them ideal for last-minute gift giving.
VERDICT Theres a pleasant variety of styles in this collection, and crafters with a taste for homespun or rustic design will find many of the projects especially appealing.


Love to Make

December 2015

Debbie Shores latest addition to her best selling Half Yard series will have you feeling festive in no time at all. Featuring 30 stylish projects that use just half a yard of fabric through six themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome Scandinavian and kids theres something for everyone. Select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. Packed with friendly advice and easy-to-follow photography, its not only an ideal book for beginners but also great inspiration for more experienced sewers too.


Popular Patchwork

November 2015
Another Half Yard book from Debbie Shore, this time crammed with Christmas ideas for things you can make from all those scraps of leftover fabric. Debbie has created over 30 projects to decorate your home in festive handmade style all with clear instructions and plenty of photographs to keep you on track. The projects are divided into chapters depending on your Christmas decorating style; Rustic, Scandinavian, Traditional, Monochrome, Kids or Contemporary. With a hessian wreath in the Rustic Christmas chapter to a simple blanket stitched felt gift bags in the Kids' Christmas chapter and a modern Christmas tree quilted table runner in the Contemporary Christmas Chapter there are four projects for all sewing abilities and experience. This is a great book for some inspiration for new Christmas decorating ideas. I am going to steer our house towards the Scandinavian chapter but I'm guessing I will probably end up in the Kids section wearing a homemade Santa Hat!


Sewing World

December 2015

Are you craving a crafty, creative Christmas? Featuring six themed chapters rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids there's something for everyone. You can select your favourite Christmas style or mix and match throughout your home. With over 30 simple, stylish projects, each requiring only a half yard of fabric, this book will have you feeling festive in no time. Featuring Debbie's unique brand of friendly guidance, and packed with easy-to-follow photography, this book is ideal for beginners as well as providing inspiration to more experienced sewers.


East Kent Embroiderer's Guild

TV sewing star Debbie follows her previous sewing books with this new title for the festive season. Using small quantities of fabrics, over thirty delightful items can be created for the home. Clear step-by-step illustrated instructions allow the maker to produce a range of easy sewing projects, in different styles, to be enjoyed year after year by the family. Excellent value for money, highly recommended.


Myshelf.com

July 2015

What can you do with small pieces of leftover fabric? Be a green crafter and make them into Christmas decorations! Much more fun than a trip to the recycling center

 

I do like a book that starts with something like "no fancy sewing machine required." Just a working model that does a straight stitch, plus pieces of woven cotton fabric and some felt. There are projects in here for children to make too so they can get involved with the Christmas preparations, another nice touch. Not too much sewing know-how is involved either to make the items, and the techniques (most very simple and basic) and all explained at the beginning. Cut your own bias strips, mitre corners, learn a few hand sewing stitches and set up your machine for free-motion embroidery among others; nothing too hard. If you don't favor the traditional colors of Christmas then there are five other styles to choose from, as the projects are listed in themed chapters.

 

Full Review can be found at http://myshelf.com/howto/14/halfyardchristmas.htm


Craft Business

Issue 108 June/July 2015

 

Half yard christmas contains over 30 stylish festive projects in six christmas themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary monochrome, Scandinavian and kids. Crafters can select their favourite christmas style or mix and match them throughout the home. Featuring Debbie Shore's informative and friendly guidance, this book is ideal for sewers of all abilities.


Myshelf.com

July 2015

What can you do with small pieces of leftover fabric? Be a green crafter and make them into Christmas decorations! Much more fun than a trip to the recycling center I do like a book that starts with something like no fancy sewing machine required. Just a working model that does a straight stitch, plus pieces of woven cotton fabric and some felt. There are projects in here for children to make too so they can get involved with the Christmas preparations, another nice touch. Not too much sewing know-how is involved either to make the items, and the techniques (most very simple and basic) and all explained at the beginning. Cut your own bias strips, mitre corners, learn a few hand sewing stitches and set up your machine for free motion embroidery among others; nothing too hard. If you dont favor the traditional colors of Christmas then there are five other styles to choose from, as the projects are listed in themed chapters. Into watching all that Scandi drama on TV? There is a section for this. Also an ultra modern monochrome style, a rustic style (lots of Hessian), a contemporary white and green look and a fun felt one for the children. Make table and tree decorations, advent calendars, wreaths, stockings, gift bags and more with projects laid out clearly with lots of staged steps. There are not many templates at the back because another nice touch the author encourages you to make your own (dont worry, this is very simple). This does help to add an extra dimension to making it yourself, and as nothing will take too long to make you can make all the items in one section to suit a theme. A good user friendly book with wide appeal.

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