Synopses & Reviews
Celebrated designer Amy Butler brings her fresh, modern style to the timeless craft of sewing. In this lavishly illustrated collection of patterns, she presents more than 25 charming projects ranging from cushy floor cushions to smart aprons to stylish handbags. Our innovative packaging makes for easy usepattern sheets are neatly tucked into a folder on the inside cover of this full-color, lay-flat spiralbound book. Lush photographs inspire, while how-to illustrations and straightforward text (minus the confusing sewing lingo) make it a cinch to achieve beautifully finished projects. In addition, Amy offers thoughtful tips on finding and treating new or vintage fabrics, an easy-to-navigate techniques section, and a glossary and resource guide at back. Whether it's chic placemats and napkins for the kitchen, a luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath, or handy organizer baskets for the home office Amy Butler's In Stitches makes it easy to create beautiful accessories for every room and every mood.
Home sewers love to dress the children in their lives in garments they have hand-crafted. No one understands this better than Liesl Gibson, who is both a mom and the founder of Oliver + S, a sewing pattern company known for its contemporary yet classically sensible kids designs, its precise, easy-to-follow instructions, and its charming paper doll–inspired packaging. In Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, youll find 20 acessories for children, such as a hat with bear ears, scarf, vest, tutu, art smock, backpack, and quiltall impeccably photographed by Laurie Frankel. The book includes two full-size pattern sheets and, as an added bonus, two cardstock paper dolls that can be dressed with “clothing” cut from the books jacketa little something extra to keep young ones occupied while grownups stitch new items for their wardrobes!
About the Author
Amy Butler designs fabrics, home accessories, fashion projects, sewing patterns, and stationery goods. She distributes her products globally from her studio in Granville, Ohio. She also designs fabrics for licensed manufacturers in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. Amy co-authored Found Style with her husband, David, and has produced and written lifestyle and décor stories for Country Living Magazine since 1998.
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.