I’m trying for semi-quality not quantity as I have another very long week ahead of me. Let’s just hope this one isn’t full of Mondays like the last few have been.
Simple Gifts to Stitch: 30 Elegant and Easy Projects
by Jocelyn Worrall
The 30 projects in this book are simple, different, and varied from accessories for the adult, the home, and of course the favourite of the gift giving world, the child. Worrall uses a wide range of fabrics however I worry that if you live outside the NYC area (aka Garment District) you would have a difficult time procrastinating and making many of these projects. While the projects are easy, I do not think a beginning sewer would enjoy the layout of the book as basic techniques are glossed over.
That said, it is a Potter Craft book and the attention to layout detail is obvious and well thought out. My only complaint is that is a standard paper-back binding so you’ll need to weigh the corners if you are working from it. I did find it quite odd to find the glossary of terms in the front, it definitely belongs in the back, especially given how the rest of the book is laid out.
Lastly, any book which lists my beloved PS Fabrics & Yarns as a Resource receives points in my book! (nb: their URL is dead and has been for a while — I keep meaning to talk to them about it).
If you are looking for modern simple gifts to stitch up, I do recommend checking out this volume of 30 projects.