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Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects Spiral-bound – August 3, 2006
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About the Author
Colin McGuire, whose work appeared in Found Style, is a photographer for magazines such as Country Living. Originally from Ireland, he now lives in Columbus, Ohio.
Top Customer Reviews
The reason for the three stars is because the office projects intro mentions a business card holder - something I would find really useful - and the pattern isn't there, neither are any instructions. I wrote to her site to ask why, and was told that they couldn't fit all the projects in the book and thank you for pointing it out. When you consider how much space in this book is taken up with repeating instructions (for instance, every project that uses a certain interfacing has details on what it is and how to wash it - why not just have this in the techniques section?)
At the very least this should be included as a free pattern on her site.
As to the included patterns --not so fast. Most of the projects are made with self drafted patterns. Grant it this is no great shakes for a square pillow, etc., and the drafting will probably be a great learning experience. I don't think any of the project patterns would be difficult to draft, just be aware that even the kimono project, only two of the pattern pieces are included, you draft the rest (rectangles and squares, no big deal). The lounge pants too you must draft the legs below the crotch. I mention this in case someone purchases on Amazon thinking they will get 25 patterns included with the book. You do not. In short I returned this book, realizing I'd been dazzled by photos of beautiful laundry bags, place-mats, checkbook covers and quilted throws. For me this book is a solid three star, mostly for the excellent photographs and the inspiration, the rest of the contents you can probably find elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Charming book. Didnt use project patterns but found them a good source of sew-spiration!Published 5 months ago by M Shult
Amy Butler is a very knowledge sewing person and her books are all worth while.Published 12 months ago by C. S. Nolan
Very disappointing book, I expected more from such a well known author, Drab and not interesting. No real interest here. I expected a whole lot more...Published 16 months ago by Kay CS