I love to get lost in a great project, be it sewing, crafting or painting. So I'm very excited to add amy butler stencils to my library of great project books! It includes 10 sheets with 14 pre-cut stencils and instructions for using them on a multitude or surfaces, and or course, fabrics. It joins my wonderful "Stitches" series from my friends at Chronicle Books - all sewing projects from beginning to advanced. And also my inspiration & lifestyle book Midwest Modern full of lush photography and ideas for decor (from Stewart Tabori & Chang).

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amy butler stencils

fresh, decorative patterns for home, fashion & craft
chronicle books

I've always loved to stencil, and so creating this how-to book with 14 unique, pre-cut designs was a natural for me! These easy-to-use stencils are perfect for mixing and matching to create your own personal style statement on a wide variety of surfaces (including fabric!). From overlapping designs on a canvas chair cover, to repeating patterns on flowing gauze curtains, or maybe one statement graphic on a tee shirt, the wide variety of ideas are backed up with how-to instructions for many surfaces. Also, there's a section on creating your own designs!

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The 11 1/2" x 11" gatefold kit holds 10 heavy stencil sheets with an instructional booklet covering what you'll need, getting started, surface, prep, different surfaces, stencil techniques, making your own stencil and clean up!


amy butler's style stitches

12 easy ways to 26 wonderful bags
chronicle books

Nothing but bag designs! Twelve basic patterns along with many variations to customize your designs to achieve 26 unique looks! I started with very refined and styled shapes -ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty, modern hobo bags. The projects have a keen attention to detail & construction with easy-to-follow step-by-step directions. There's a comprehensive techniques section, lush and inspiring photography with plenty of details and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves. If you enjoy sewing up my bag patterns I think you'll find a great deal in this book to keep you busy!
Retail $29.95

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Now available as an e-book!

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Please note - at this time the pattern pages are only available to print from a large format printer like those at a copy shop. The publisher is working on an update that will allow you to print from home and we will update you as soon as we learn more. Thanks!

amy butler's little stitches for little ones

20 keepsake sewing projects for baby and mom
chronicle books

In this lavishly illustrated sewing projects book, you'll find all new charming and contemporary projects for the nursery, baby wear, soft toys, and many more surprises! The projects are designed for babies 0-12 months and their mothers, featuring beautiful photos of the finished designs by our friend Colin McGuire. It was fun to produce these little treasures, and I think you'll find many projects in here for all the wee ones in your world.
Retail $24.95

176 pages, 7 pattern sheets, wire binding (same format as In Stitches).
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amy butler's midwest modern

a fresh design spirit for the modern lifestyle
Stewart Tabori & Chang

224 pages of lavish photography showcasing my fabric and design but also personal spaces, collections, gardens, and ideas that inspire them. The cover has a spot varnish of one of my prints, and my husband David did all of the photos! It's a visual journal full of ideas and inspiration with something luscious on every spread!
$35 / CAN $42 / Uk £17.95
photography by David Butler
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fabric / fashion / home
garden / travel / creativity!

amy butler's in stitches

25 simple and stylish sewing projects
chronicle books

My first sewing projects book with Chronicle Books. In Stitches includes more than 25 simple projects for styling every part of your life. The book includes home projects and personal style projects including some of my favorite bag designs. In includes easy-to-follow instructions and is spiral bound with a pocket in the front to hold the enclosed pattern pieces.
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Here's a peek at my project chapters:

Decorative Patchwork Throw
Floor Cushions
Kitty Tunnel
Big Dot Pillow, Round Ruffle Pillow, Pom-pom Pillow
Kimono-Style Bath Robe
Hanging Toiletry Basket
Oversized Laundry Bag
Decorative Hanging Towels
Placemats and Napkins
Giftable Recipe Card Bags
Short Pleated Apron
Square Pot Holder
Fabric Organizer Baskets: CD Holder and Desktop Organizer
Document Duvet and Photo File
Fashion Checkbook Clutch
Patchwork Duvet Cover
Bedside Organizer
Wide-Leg Lounge Pants
Sleeping Mask
Clutch Handbag with Fabric Flower
Sash with Beaded Fringe
Simple Leather-Handled Shoulder Bag
Patchwork Handbag with Zipper Charm