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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 06 May 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782212553
  • Carton Qty: 40
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $19.95
  • Series: Half Yard
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Half Yard Kids


Sew 20 colourful toys and accessories from left-over pieces of fabric by Debbie Shore

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Book Description

Have more fun with your fabric! The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore is packed with 20 fun, colourful projects for kids of all ages to play with: choose from spooky halloween bunting, a magnetic fishing set, a budding artist’s easel, a cuddly pirate pillow, funky monkey skittles and much more!

The latest title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived and it’s her most fun yet! Packed with 20 colourful, inventive projects, it contains something for children of all ages. It contains a fold-away easel for a budding artist, a magnetic fishing game for an intrepid naturalist, and a colourful backpack for the young explorer. Why not make some spooky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick-or-treating, make a pirate cuddle pillow for a swashbuckling bedroom, or line up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? The book contains all the guidance a beginner sewer will need containing useful tools and techniques sections at the beginning, and plenty of tips throughout while its fresh, exciting designs will also inspire experienced sewers.

  • The next Half Yard sewing title from best-selling author Debbie Shore.
  • Packed with 20 fun, colourful, crafty projects to make for kids of all ages.
  • Each project requires only half a yard of fabric.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Sewing kit 10
Before you start 12

The projects 16
Craft easel 16
Fish for fish, ditch the crab! 22
Foxy drawing folder 28
Halloween bunting 34
Crafty kids' backpack 36
Monkey skittles 44
Hot water bottle 48
Patchwork ball 52
Witch's hat 54
Pillow mate 58
Cube tidy 64
Chair pockets 66
Porthole curtains 70
Pyjama eater 72
Shoe bag 76
Roaring storing! 78
Kite wall hanging 82
Caravan caddy 84
Miss Monster bookend 90
Coin purse 94

Templates and index 96

Extra Information

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About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career in television, as both a presenter and actor, though sewing was always a big part of her life. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns and writes for several popular sewing magazines. She has written 29 books for Search Press, selling over 750,000 copies worldwide. Debbie is the winner of numerous awards, including Craft Influencer of the Year 2020, Best Sewing Social Star of the Year 2021 and Most Inspirational Sewing Personality of the Year 2021. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, an award-winning monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series.

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK.

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Sew Magazine

Another fantastic release from our very own Debbie Shore, this title offers plenty of tips and techniques for the novice crafter. Your little one will have plenty of reasons to keep stitching, as they will be treated to projects such as a fold-away easel and funky monkey skittles.

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Most folks who sew end up with a wealth of scraps left over and are often looking for small projects so those scraps dont go to waste. Most of the projects in this book use the ubiquitous 100-percent-cotton fabric preferred by quilters, but a few use wool felt. The techniques are for the most part standard and not overly complicated, but there are brief instructions for a handful of the most common. The projects range from practical and useful to purely fun. Unlike some books of projects for children, these are not too heavily stylized and leave plenty of room for interpretation and embellishment to suit any individual childs taste. Included are a craft easel, drawing folder, Halloween bunting, hot-water bottle, ball, witchs hat, kite wall hanging, coin purse, a few creatures, two games, several bags, and more. Each set of instructions is illustrated with crisp photographs, though the instructions themselves are brief. Those with some sewing experience will find them sufficient, but a beginner may wish for more detail.

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The next Half Yard sewing title from best-selling author Debbie Shore packed with 20 fun colourful, crafty projects to make kids for all ages. Each project requires only half a yard of fabric, and the book also contains templates, as well as helpful guidance on getting started

Jackie Tee

Half Yard Kids is a really charming book, suitable for both people who can sew or want to learn. The book contains  bright beautiful pictures and fun ideas for every one to try. The projects are lovely and none of them are too complicated.  I am even going to get my grandson to pick one and have a go with me as a family project. Enjoy and  surprise your family when they see what you can do with this great book.

Lesley Best

This is the second book in this superb series that I have got now. It certainly lives up to expectations and beyond! The suggestions are different to many similar books I've seen, beautifully presented and brightly illustrated. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I have finished one project and am eager to begin another. The price is very reasonable. I can personally highly recommend this delightful book

Jenny Broughton

Great book as you'd expect from Debbie Shore.. I've added this to my collection of her other books!!
Plenty to keep me busy making things for my little ones!

Monika Graham

Love this book beautiful pictures good projects. My sewing club love the book

Sue McAndrew

This is a lovely new book from Debbie Shaw, The instructions are really easy to follow, each instruction is shown with a picture
so even if you dont quite understand the written information the picture makes it clearer,
I love all the projects and think the first one I make will be the pillow pal.


August 2016

The lateste title from sewing guru Debbie Shore has arrived and we think it's one of her most fun yet! Including 20 colourful inventive projects, it contains something for kids of all ages from a craft easel fopr a budding artist, to a magnetic fishing game for the intrepid naturalist, and a colourful backpack for young explorers. Why not make some sppoky Halloween bunting to get ready for trick or treating, stitch a pirate cuddle pillow for a swashbuckling bedroom, or line up some funky monkey skittles for a game or two? This inspiring book contains all the guidance you will need including useful tools and techniques secrions at the beginning together with tips throughout.

Crochet Addict UK

I am a huge fan of Debbie Shore. And this book has surpassed her previous books. The book is jam packed with 20 colourful toys and accessories. This is one book that will be used time and again for gifts for children. The projects are such fun and with Debbie's hints and tips you will find them so much easier. From the start you will find projects you really want to make. To be honest I might even make a few for myself. The craft easel is brilliant and would be ideal for any age. The bright colours are ideal for children and make each of the projects
ones that they will want. They will make brilliant gifts. They are things that would be used time and again. My son is getting a little older now he is going to be ten. However there are still projects in the book
that he wants me to make for him. My first project out of the book is apparently a pyjama eater.  There are some projects for girls and for boys and there are quite a few that are unisex. Debbie's books are brilliant.
The instructions are always clear and they have fantastic pictures to help you on your way. This book is worth every penny! Brilliant as usual. Debbie is outstanding.

East Kent Embroiderers Guild

TV sewing star Debbie presents her latest title in the series, brimming with fun items to sew for kids of all ages, using small quantities of fabric.  With her eye for colour and simple but effective designs, Debbie demonstrates twenty projects ranging from a back-pack, caddy and art folders to storage ideas and games. As always, good colour photographs, detailed step-by-step instructions and Debbies hints and tips will make you eager to start sewing for the kids in your life.  Good value for money.

Christine Hutchins

I'm always looking for projects to use up some of my stash, and anything that I cam make for nephews, nieces, and grandchildren has to be good. This book has some great ideas - at first I wasn't so sure how many of them I'd make, but the more I looked through the book, the more opportunities presented themselves. I love the idea of the pillow pal (think this could work well when a child doesn't want to talk to you, but will talk to you through the pillow pall), the skittles - and the pyjama eater. The instructions are clear, with helpful photos to exemplify a point, and the 'shopping list' (What you need) at the start of each project is very helpful. The book has a crisp fresh look, with clear layout. Personally, I'd have liked to have seen a few more templates included (such as the pentagon shape), but this is a small thing - and whilst some prefer to work from templates, there are very clear instructions on how to use household items to make most of the required shapes, and this also allows for creativity and make the items individual.

Karen Platt

Find 20 projects that kids will love and you will love to make. Use your leftover pieces of fabric to create fun, lovable and useful items for kids. The projects are inventive, a bag that is a portable doll's house, a monster door tidy, monkey bowls as in ten-pin bowling, an art easel and more.Every project is brilliant. You will never stop sewing because friend's with their kids will be queuing at the door asking for one too. All the techniques are clearly shown and instructions are easy to follow with clear photos.

Love to Make

June 2016

Debbie Shore started her career as a childrens TV presenter and with this latest title, she has gone back to her roots, creating 20 colourful sewing projects for kids of all ages. We think this book has to be her most fun book to date, packed with games to make - the monkey skittles are adorable activities to do - an easel for drawingy and kits to fly; bags for school and play and fun accessories for their rooms, including a pyjama eater! The book contains a useful tools and techniques section and plenty of tips throughout.

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