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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 April 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219286
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 500
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: £14.99
  • Series: Half Yard
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Half Yard Summer Collection


Debbie’s top 40 Half Yard projects for summer sewing by Debbie Shore (Author)

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Book Description

A collection of Half Yard sewing projects for summer style, designed by the award-winning and best-selling author Debbie Shore, now in one book.

Discover 40 stylish summer designs specially chosen by Debbie from her much-loved Half Yard series, including 5 brand-new projects for you to sink your needles into.

Whether you're preparing for a holiday, trying to keep the little ones occupied or planning a summer party, you'll find a gorgeous collection of items to make: from picnic and party sets, kid crafts and home décor to casual and evening bags and a handy passport wallet.

Each item requires no more than half a yard of outer fabric, plus all the necessary hardware, trimmings and lining. As always, every project features Debbie's friendly, easy-to-follow instructions and a beautiful photograph of the finished make.


Table of Contents


10 tips for the complete beginner

Sewing kit

Before you start

The Projects

Index & Templates

About the Author

About Debbie Shore

Debbie Shore is a best-selling and award-winning author. She began her career as a children's television presenter and since then has appeared regularly as an actress in various popular dramas and as a presenter on shopping channels. Debbie has developed her own range of fabrics, designed her own patterns, writes for several popular sewing magazines and has written over 30 books for Search Press with several more underway. Over 800,000 copies of her books have been sold worldwide. She is the winner of Craft Influencer of the Year 2020 in the Craft Business Awards, and Social Media Influencer of the Year 2019 in the British Sewing Awards.

Debbie has over 285,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, which has over 30 million views. In 2018, Debbie launched her Half Yard Sewing Club, a monthly subscription service based on the mega-selling Half Yard series, and won the 2019 IPG Digital Publishing Award. For more details about the club visit

Debbie lives in Lincolnshire, UK. Visit her website: www.debbieshoresewing.com


Amazon Customer Review

I love this book from the very front cover as the projects look so enticing. There is a fabulous variety of projects which are photographed beautifully. The instructions are so easy to follow and this is why I love Debbie Shore's books as I have learnt so much from her.

Half Yard Sewing Club Member

This book is filled with lots of fun things to make for summer with half a yard of outer fabric.

Debbie starts off with tips for beginners and what you need in your sewing kit. Then you get a lot of how tos, such as how to create mitred corners. Always helpful when in doubt.

What I loved about this book was that Debbie explains everything so well. You know exactly what you need, how to cut your fabric before you start a project. Everything is explained step-by-step and there are so many pictures included! That makes it so much easier.

There is something for everyone here, a reading pillow, a tea cosy, a tool apron, and many more. So many cool summer projects!

Half Yard Sewing Club Member

Brilliant for beginners and experienced sewers alike!

Ive been sewing for over 50 years but I have still learned several simple tips, just by reading this book, which I did - cover to cover! Simple instructions for attaching eyelets, how to use a continuous zip and piping, to name a few.

There is only 1 template, all the other projects have instructions for cutting out without a pattern even using household items to create curves etc.

Many of the projects are simple to achieve but look professionally made - others are more challenging but the instructions, complete with clear photographs, are easy to follow. Every technique you need to complete the projects, is at your fingertips in the book. Another success for Debbie Shore!

Half Yard Sewing Club Member

Excellent quality book and illustrations. Sewing kit and 'before you start' sections are explained really well with lots of useful information.

I love the tips for beginners and throughout the book there are handy tips relating to the projects, of which there's a great variety suitable for all levels of ability!

Clear and easy to follow step-by-step instructions giving you confidence to increase your sewing skills. A must buy!

Half Yard Sewing Club Member

Another great book from Debbie Shore. The projects are varied and good for all skill levels. I love the way each step is photographed alongside the instructions as I find it so much easier when I can see what Im doing. Also the tip feature helps give alternatives to the inspiring makes.

Excellent addition to my bookshelf!

Amazon Customer Review

Lovely good quality book lots of ideas for Summer especially to keep youngsters happy, clear easy to follow instructions with clear photos. First part of the book excellent for new sewers with hints and tips, another triumph from Debbie Shore and Search Press.

Machine Knitting Monthly

This collection of picnic and party sets, kids' crafts and home decor plus bags and a wallet to make, needs only half a yard of outer fabric plus trimmings, lining and hardware. All projects have easy to follow instructions and photos of the finished make.

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