See Kate Sew

There is something gratifying about being able to finish a project in one sitting, but finding the time to sew can be a struggle. Longtime designer and blogger, Kate Blocher from See Kate Sews fame, has come up with a collection of tutorials that can be made in an hour. Best of all, they’re beginner friendly as well so just about anyone can make them.

See Kate Sew: 24 Learn-to-Sew Projects You Can Make in an Hour has a little bit of something for everyone: bags and accessories that include instructions for totes, key fobs, and dopp\cosmetic bags; pillows, organizers, and placemats for those that love home decor; dolls, marker rolls, and pretend food for the younger set (although I really want to make a few felt donuts to use as pincushions), and a fun apron, bracelet, and adorable tee for when you what to whip up something for yourself.

The instructions are easy to follow and there’s plenty of illustrations that guide you through the steps – so this is book perfect for the beginner looking to expand their skill set (plus there is a handy Sewing Basics section that includes tips, terms, and tools). As far as patterns go, there are a few projects that require you to measure the pieces yourself, but a majority of the designs have full size pattern pieces (yay, no enlarging on a photocopier) that are located in the back of the book. But the best part? There’s not a lot of crazy notions or tools needed to complete most of these projects – chances are you have everything you need on-hand to dive right in and get started!