By Amy Butler
Now in e-book for the 1st time ever!
Celebrated dressmaker Amy Butler's such a lot coveted items are her purse stitching styles. In Style Stitches, Butler provides an array of latest bag designs for her lovers around the globe. The publication bargains 12 simple styles with adequate adaptations to accomplish 26 specific appears to be like. starting from stylish clutches and gentle wristlets to lovely hobo baggage and convenient coin handbags, with directions for changing dimensions, straps, and elaborations to get the specified glance, every one undertaking contains Butler's clean, smooth type and a focus to element. This very exact publication contains illustrated step by step instructions, a finished strategies part, and directions for a way to print the styles themselves, making a necessary and classy addition to each sewer's electronic library.
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Extra resources for Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags
Try old-school throwbacks like cassette mix tapes, headphones, or a boom box. your favorite bands across the back or sleeves. ) and sew them on. ■ Remember the dancing silhouette iPod ads? Make your own silhouette version and stitch around the edges to apply it to a brightly colored T-shirt or skirt. ■ Using your computer printer and special iron- ■ Room for dessert? Cut out fabric scraps in the shapes of sugary treats and stitch them on. Then spell out captions using store-bought iron-on letters.
If you appreciate a more tempered, less physically rigorous approach, attempt to paint your best “Water Lilies” repro across the front and/or back of your T-shirt. ■ Tag your T-shirt with a graffiti-style message. Design your own personal tag on paper and use markers, brush paint or spray paint to apply it to your T-shirt or other garment. ” Change out brushes for another color and repeat as many times as desired. No two will ever be the same! express yourself freestyle with any old message you choose—write in cursive, doodle, scribble, scrawl a self-portrait John Lennon–style.
Hardware? Make sure it won’t rust (or that if it does, you’re okay with it staining your T-shirt a little—it could add character). Adding Grandma’s delicate vintage lace to a sleeve? You should probably wash it by hand if you want it to last. Whatever happens, don’t let laundering get between you and your creativity! Just let your common sense prevail. ), especially when they catch the light. Just keep in mind that your garment can get very heavy the more you add. beaded b d d "necklace" kl beaded flower ■ String a length of beads and stitch each end (with a few whipstitches) to a T-shirt shoulder seam to mimic a necklace.
Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags by Amy Butler