One Yard Wonders Sew Along – Week 42 Finished Projects

on Oct 21, 2011 in One Yard Wonders Sew Along | 23 comments

Welcome to Week 42 of the One Yard Wonders Sew Along!

Week 42  – Project 90
Peg Bear  – designed by Jhoanna Monte Aranez page 252

Melissa chose Alexander Henry In The Kitchen Cookery Floral Gold and Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Natural .

Materials Needed:

pattern on sheet 2

6″ x  3″ piece of linen or cotton (neutral color) for the face

11″ x 4″ piece of deep-pile polar fleece (cream or white) for the belly

Scrap of black felt for the nose

1 pair of plastic safety eyes

Black embroidery floss

embroidery needle


5/8″ ribbon (optional)

Pinking shears (optional)

Melissa’s Tips and Thoughts

  •  Melissa liked the simplicity of the Peg Bear project she would recommend it as a great starter project.
  •  Following the instructions in the book the Peg Bear can be completed within 2 hours.
  •  Melissa added a bit of time to her project by hand embroidering the belly and adding a running embroidery stitch around the face and heart on the bum (a special touch by Melissa).
  •  She was going to add a name in the heart, but her husband gave her the old, “less is more” lecture so she stopped there.
  •  A piece of fusible interfacing was added under the face to help hold in the eyes and nose, just for added support.  Melissa used a safety nose instead of embroidery.

Melissa said, “This was a fun project!”

Week 42 – Project 91
Go Fly A Kite – designed by Joanna Teague page 254

For the first time Diana is going to make her One Yard Wonder with one fabric. She made her selections from Aneela Hoey’s Little Apples. Which darling print will it be?

Publisher’s Corrections

Go Fly a Kite
Page 254 – 1. Measure, Mark, and Cut

Kite: Measure and cut as shown from a 24″ x 24″ square (cut 1)

Materials Needed:

pattern on sheet #1

2 small brass rings

Ball of string

Ribbon or strips of fabric

2 kite sticks (wooden dowels), approximately 24″ long

1 or more felt squares

small piece of cardboard

1 yard of 7/8″ ribbon/ braid

1/2 yard of 3/8″ ribbon

Diana’s Tips and Thoughts

  • One fabric – you can’t be serious! 3 fabrics were used Moda Bella Solids in Scarlet and 2 – 5 inch charm squares of Sherbet Pips Play Dot Cherry.
  • The pattern is a fun one and a half hour project. Start to finish.
  • Note – Add 1/4 inch seam to each pattern piece as listed in the instructions beyond the cut list.
  • Step 2  – Edgestitch all edges of the kite  –  With wrong sides together Diana placed the top and bottom pockets along with the side reinforcements then stitched the hem on the kite.
  • The rings for the harness were placed on the right side of the kite so the fabric will face you when in flight.
  • The scrappy tail was made using pieces from the Pink Chalk stash.
  • What a happy decoration for any child’s room!


Did the kite fly? Well… we needed more wind or perhaps a child’s touch to test it properly.

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