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Useful things
Before you start
Table Cloth
Cube Basket
Magazine Box
Vase Sleeve
Reversible Knitting Bag
Place Mats
Heart Wall Hanging
Napkin Rings
Table Runner
Picture Frame
Fabric Bowl
Chair Slip
Patchwork Cushion
Oven Mitt
Bag Dispenser
Cafetiere Cosy
Tablet Holder
Tea Cosy
Cafe Curtain
Lavender Heart
Pumpkin Pillow
Jewellery Roll
Garment Protector
Picnic Place Mat
Bread Bag
Jar Cover
Picnic Pillow
Bottle Bag

About the Author

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly on television both as an actress and selling products 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 12 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 at:


Issue 44

Debbie Shore started her career as a children's tv presenter, became an actress and needlecraft demonstor, and is now a bestselling author with a column in a popular magazine. Having been passionate about sewing for sewing for 50 years, I think we can safely say she knows a thing or two about it! Her latest sewing handbook is packed full of creative ideas for recycling left over pieces of cotton fabric into 30 pretty but practical hand and machine sewn projects that won't break the bank. The only rule is that each piece of fabric must be less than half a yard long (although some use several pieces in combination). Basic sewing techniques are explained at the start, and each project is accompanied byu step-by-step instructions and easy to follow photographs. Chapters are dedicated to the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and picinics. With ideas for storage, table decorations, kitchen accessories, gifts/accessoriesand picnic fare there's something for everyone inside.

* Reloved *

October 2014

If you sew you will invariably end up with lots of small pieces of fabric, some of which are quite large - but seldom more than half a yard. Here is a whole book of projects for those leftovers so at last you can start to whittle down that teetering pile...

I like the way you don't need much to make the items in this book, and if you sew you will already have everything you need - a great start! The book is organized into rooms, and although the bathroom gets missed out the final "room" is outdoors in the shape of picnic time. The Contents page is illustrated with small pictures showing each project, a touch that makes it easy to choose exactly what you want to make. Decorate a tablecloth with yo yos, make cushions, mats, decorations, bunting, napkins and rings, boxes and baskets. If you have never done any sewing before this is not the best place to learn but you don't need much know-how to make these mostly simple pieces, nor do you need a lot of time as most are fairly small. Each project has staged instructions with both captions and photographs, as well as a list of what you need and a larger photo of the finished item. The author has mostly used pretty delicate pastels which give a cheerful summery appearance but which would be suitable for all year round. Many projects would make great gifts, if you could bear to part with them! A lovely and inspiring book to make your stash go further.

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October 2014

Debbie Shore is back with another great little book showing you what to make with half a yard or less of fabric. The designs are fresh with great easy-to-use instructions and photographs. Accessorize your home with over 30 projects. The practical projects are divided into sections: Living Room; Dining Room, Kitchen, Bedroom and Picnic. I love the Pumpkin Pillow and the Napkins. Contemporary ideas for the modern home.

* Karen Platt *

November 2014

We love the Half Yard series, it is such a clever idea. In this book there are some really imaginative projects. The projects are divided into accessories for the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Bedroom, with a special section for picnics. Clear step by step instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to create desirable projects including a tablecloth, magazine box, chair slip, napkins, napkin ring, oven mitt, apron, tea cosy, cafe curtain, jewellery roll, picnic place mat, bread bag and bottle bag, and more! Highly Recommended!

* Hot Brands, Cool Places *

December 2014

The book Half Yard Home has been written by celebrity sewer Debbie Shore and features 40 gorgeous home accessories that can be made using half a yard of fabric or less. The projects are divided into accessories for the living, dining, bedroom and kitchen with a special section for picnics. Clear step-by-step instructions and beautiful photography make this book easy to follow and also to create these gorgeous projects such a tablecloths, magazine boxes, chair slips, napkins, napkin rings, oven mitts, aprons, tea cosies, cafe curtain, jewellery rolls, picnic place mats, bread bags and bottle bags. Debbie's flair for design and eye for fresh, beautiful fabrics make these home accessories must-have makes.

* Craft Focus *

December 2014

Well-known TV presenter Debbie has followed her previous successful books with this recent volume packed with delightful ideas for the home. Each project, with detailed step-by-step instructions, uses small quantities of fabrics and trimmings to create pretty and practical items, perfect to keep or give as gifts. Excellent value for money, this inspiring book is for sewers of all abilities.

* East Kent Embroiderer's Guild *

July/August 2015

Debbie shore has created 31 beautiful home accessories that are easy to make using half a yard of fabric or less.

Sewing superstar Debbie Shore has designed 31 gorgeous home accessories that can be made using half a yard of fabric or less. These projects are divided into accessories for the living room. dining room, kitchen and bedroom with a special selection for picnics. Clear step by step instructions and beautiful photography make it easy to create desirable projects from a tablecloth to a magazine box, chair slip, napkin, napkin ring, oven mitt, apron,tea cosy, cafe curtain and jewellery roll, to a picnic place mat, bread bag and bottle bag and more. Debbie's flair for design and fresh beautiful fabrics make these home accessories that readers will make to run up for themselves

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