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Review: Craft Books.
In Stitches - Giftable Recipe Card Bags
Photographs: *****
I nstruc tions: **** (and a half )
R ange of projec ts: *****
Value for money : *****
beneath the Patchwork Duvet and record their ingredients lists.
Cover in the bedroom, In I was able to use the thick paper
Stitches contains 25 projects pattern pieces from the book’s
divided into sections that cover pattern envelope which meant
every aspect of daily life in the that tracing the two rectangles
home. of fabric needed for this project
I’ve made several things took less than a minute....leaving
from this ring-bound book as me with even more time to be
Christmas gifts and have found spent happily pondering over co-
To me In Stitches seems like an
the that the patterns all follow ordinating ribbons and fabrics.
essential cornerstone book in
a similar format, with precise The instructions were simple
any stitcher’s personal library
instructions and helpful referrals until I reached a point where
– bursting with inspirational
to the Techniques Section for any the text told me to stitch a 1”
projects, the patterns allow you
technical terms that the novice reinforcement seam, while the
to produce results that blend
sewer may not be familiar with. corresponding diagram told me
seamlessly with a minimalist (on a
On the rare occasion where an it should be a ½” seam...luckily
good day!) modern home and sit
instruction isn’t immediately the following pictorial steps were
comfortably next to shop bought
comprehensible, there is clear enough for me to guess at
lovelies....in short, the crisp
invariably an accompanying what I might need to do. (Except
contemporary finish produced
diagram that spells things out for the one mentioned in this
using Amy’s patterns makes the
more clearly. review, the few pattern glitches
hand-made look professional.
For this review I chose to make that I had come across previously
From Placemats, Napkins and
one of the Giftable Recipe Card have full corrections written up on
Aprons in the kitchen; to CD
Bags after a recent spate of the Amy Butler website, so it may
Holders and Photo Files for the
experimenting with so many new be helpful to note those down
office; and Wide-Leg Lounge
soup flavours that I could now into the book before starting on
Pants to wear as you snuggle
really use somewhere to store a project). The rest of the project
2 ukhandmade Winter 2008
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