Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags

Chronicle Books
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Celebrated designer Amy Butler's most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The ebook offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler's fresh, modern style and attention to detail. This very special ebook includes illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and instructions for how to print the patterns themselves, making an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer's digital library.
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About the author

Amy Butler designs fabrics, home accessories, sewing patterns, and stationery goods. The author of Little Stitches for Little Ones and In Stitches, she works from Granville, Ohio, and distributes her products globally.

David Butler is a photographer and founder of Art of the Midwest, a multidisciplinary design studio in Granville, Ohio.

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Publisher
Chronicle Books
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Published on
Aug 6, 2013
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9781452132587
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion
Crafts & Hobbies / Sewing
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Praise for the book:
"Spot on tips for hemming, choosing fabric and breaking out of the pattern mold help ensure this book is a crafter's delight." - Bookpage, August 2009
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