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Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags Hardcover-spiral – August 25, 2010
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About the Author
David Butler is a photographer and founder of Art of the Midwest, a multidisciplinary design studio in Granville, Ohio.
Top Customer Reviews
As with any sewing book, it depends on your expectations and how much you like the look of the projects as to whether you feel you've gotten your money from it. I feel that any sewer would like at least 3 of these bags well enough to want to make them, so that puts them at approximately $6 per pattern - cheaper than what you'll pay for single Amy Butler patterns.
None of these patterns are exact ones you've seen before from Amy, though a handful are styles you've seen somewhere. The Take Flight Handbag, for instance, looks like a smaller Weekender Bag. A definite asset, in my opinion. The book features a shopper's bag (tote), "Origami Bag Set" - various sized smaller zippered bags (i.e. cosmetic-type bags), a checkbook cover, clutch, coin purse, wristlet, the aforementioned travel/flight bag, and five shoulder/handbags.
This is a gorgeous book and one that I'm happy to own. I admit, that I was a little disappointed when I looked through it the first time - largely because I had misunderstood the subtitle and thought I'd be getting more patterns - but now that I've spent a little more time examining it and the patterns therein, I've got three solid patterns on my radar and am eager to get started.
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If you are a fan of Amy Butler, then you will like this book - I did!
I am a fairly experienced seamstress and agree that these patterns are better suited to those who have a few projects under their belts. However, anyone with a little adventurous spirit will do just fine. Her patterns are very detailed and thorough. I will admit that many times I'd ask "now why is she doing it that way?" If I simply let go and follow the pattern (instead of trying to figure it out) I do much better... trust the pattern. Trust Amy, she knows what she's doing.
The font size is not only smaller than normal for reading it is also printed in the palest colors of ink making it virtually impossible for someone like me with 20/15 eyesight to read the information. I highlighted a sentence in the beginning of the book to see if this would help and it did slightly. I will try and copy some of the instructions on my copy machine and see if I can increase the font size and improve the print to paper contrast but for the price of this book I shouldn't have to go to so much work. If I did not already highlight this one area I would have returned the book. Sorry Amy B!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
even though I've had the book for quiet awhile I was pleased with it thanks marjoriePublished 2 months ago by marjorie screechfield
My mother do things in quilting, and asked me this product I hope you help photo.Published 4 months ago by Victor Mena
Excellent book with complete patterns but wouldn't recommend it for beginnersPublished 9 months ago by J. Rawnsley
First of all, the book is beautiful and it is nice to have the full size patterns included. However, I consider myself to be an experienced seamstress and some of the instructions... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Diane Jensen
The book did not contain the pattern for the large tulip bag, which is why I bought it in the first place. I was very disappointed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cindy Lou