Archive for the 'amy butler' Category blog: Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest

7 February, 2008


"We’re excited to bring you a new contest for 2008! Chronicle Books and CRAFT Magazine are bringing you a contest for all you Amy Butler fans and sewers around the US world! For a two-month period crafters can submit pictures of their own Amy Butler inspired bag online to the flickr group called ‘Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest‘. At the end of the two-month period Amy Butler will pick a top winner and five runners up among the entries.

"The grand prize winner will receive a Janome Memory Craft 6600P Sewing Machine with a retail value of $1999, Amy Butler Fabric, Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern (published by STC), Amy Butler’s In Stitches, and the Sew-It Kit (both published by Chronicle Books).

"The five runner-ups will win a copy of Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern, Amy Butler’s In Stitches, and the Sew-It Kit."

For more details: blog: Amy Butler Sew Inspiring Contest

amy butler lavendar eye pillow

1 September, 2007


  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes, pdf of lavendar eye pillow pattern with slipcover and carrying case
  • Post:
  • Main Site:
  • Artist/Author: amy butler
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: This pattern includes instructions and measurements. The samples in the cover photo are made with Amy’s Belle fabrics. Several other free patterns listed on same page.
  • Kathryn Ivy – Double Pointed Needle Pouches

    20 July, 2007

    Variety of double pointed needle pouches.

    Kathryn Ivy – Double Pointed Needle Pouches

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
  • Post: Double Pointed Needle Pouches
  • Main Site: Kathryn Ivy
  • Artist/Author: Kathryn Ivy
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Who can resist anything made with Amy Butler fabric?
  • In Stitches Apron

    27 June, 2007

    My first apron, made from the Amy Butler pattern in In Stitches.

    Amy Butler Design–Nigella Yoga Bag

    13 June, 2007

    Amy Butler Design

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, pdf
  • Post: download free Amy Butler patterns in pdf format
  • Main Site: Amy Butler Design
  • Artist/Author: Amy Butler
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Other free patterns at this link:
  • I made Amy Butler Wide Leg Lounge Pants!!!

    16 April, 2007

    So yesterday morning I bought In Stitches, because I couldn’t spend another second without Amy Butler’s Wide Leg Lounge Pants. And yesterday afternoon I had two new pairs of pants!!! Made by me! Can you tell I’m excited? I’ve never sewn clothing before, and I did it! I made buttonholes! I made drawstrings! I sewed the right pattern pieces together! They fit!

    This pattern was super-easy for a newbie to follow. I’m 5’4″ and one hundred seventy five pounds 😐 and I used the large size, and when I put them on they were a nearly perfect fit. I added one half inch to the side of each leg for the second pair, for just a bit more room. The pattern has very long legs, so I took a bit of length off, and then sewed a wide hem (I figure I can let them out if I get taller–heh).

    Here is my first pair, made with a cornflower blue and cream cotton print. You may or may not be able to tell that they fit snugly across the hips:

    Here is my second pair, made with a funky cowboy cotton print, and with just a bit of looseness in the hips:

    And here are my next four pair, fresh from the fabric store!

    I love these pants! Maybe I am a little short and squat, but I feel like a movie star from the forties in them.