101 Ways to Sew a Metre

I bought the book 101 Ways to Sew a Metre quite a while back and have made lots of the projects as presents, so when 101 Fabric by Fabric ways to Sew a Metre came out, which is organised into chapters by fabric type I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I have a serious amount of metres in my house and I love that you can pick a fabric, go to the appropriate chapter and pick something nice to make. This book has added another seven projects to my must-make list!

I started with a pattern for a “Convertible Diaper Clutch” for Emma and Dan as they are expecting their first baby (a girl) at the end of June. This is a clutch bag with a pocket for nappies and wipes, which unfolds to be a changing mat. I chose a fabric that I’ve been saving for something special and got to work. Although I initially missed lots of step by step diagrams, the instructions are so clearly worded that you don’t need them. It took me an entire day to finish (as the second side of the binding is hand stitched) but it was worth it. The pattern was straightforward and I think the design leads to a polished final result. Definitely a book that I would recommend.

The finished article!
Unfolded once…
…and unfolded into a changing mat.
Somewhere to attach a little toy!
A mini monster is right at home in the pocket!

All wrapped up and ready to open.

(Please note : The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links so if you buy the book through this link I receive a small referral fee.)



  1. This is such a clever idea! You’ve done a fantastic job, such a clever lady. I love sewing but do it all by hand and am the stage before beginner atm, but if one day I can make things half as good as your work I will be a happy bunny! Will be hunting down this book too.

  2. This looks beautiful Georgina well done! Is the original book worth purchasing?

    Lisa x

  3. Dan absolutely loved it!!!!!
    He was really pleased and said it was 100% nicer than the changing mat doodahs that had come with the bags we have. He also mentioned that the fabric was wicked too, i told him you had been saving it for a special project and he was very chuffed.
    Love you xxxxxx

  4. […] month about my first make from the newest addition to my ever expanding library of sewing books, 101 Fabric by Fabric Ways to Sew a Metre. Before the month is even finished I have made my second, a sweet little bag with a big pocket for […]

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