[read online] Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to SewAuthor Amy Karol – 91videos.co

A wonderful resource for those that have just discovered the joy of sewing It s filled with simple projects for beginners, and takes the pressure off following strict directions. Fun ideas for beginning to intermediate sewers seamstresses Some of the instructions were a little lacking I had to figure out a few missing steps on my own but I liked the variety of projects included. Meh I wasn t super impressed by the techniques or the patterns included, though I m about to start sewing some of the cute little headbandsI guess I had really high expectations for Amy since I love her blog I d skip buying the book, rent if from the library, or better yet, just go to her Angry Chicken blog. I really, really wanted to like this book The projects are adorable but yet again, as with many craft how to books, the instructions are really not clear for many of the projects It seems to be a theme with these hipster craft books clear instruction are sacrificed to make the design of the book layout look pretty. Didn t love it There are many beginning sewing books out there and this one misses the mark for me but is likely fine for others I think the step by step drawings were not helpful Fabric selection was not cohesive, and some downright ugly aprons on page 102 , and some photos were such macro close ups I felt vertiginous The Dog Collar wouldn t work for any dog I know The Cat Tuffet in a Basket and the velvet ribbon on the Charming Handbag were sweet but otherwise, there was nothing in here I was inspired by and would make. I ve yet to complete a project from the book, I bought the book for the kids hat pattern specifically It is a well done book, the projects would be great for an actual novice. If you haven t sewn at all this book might show you haw to bend the rules, but if you ve been sewing for years you ve most likely figured out how to do it yourself. Potter Craft Amy Karol Uses Her Characteristic Sense Of Humor And Style To Walk Novices Through Every Stitch Of The Sewing Process From Assembling Basic Materials And Learning Techniques To Create Simple Stylish Projects That Provide Instant Sewing Gratification And Confidence Trendy Modern Patterns For Pillows Curtains Handbags Pet Accessories And Even Projects For The Little One In Your Life Are All Included Best Of All Amy Explains What Is Easy What Is Hard And When Not To Sweat The Small Stuff With Its Solid Instructions Great Projects And Best Friend Tone Bend The Rules Sewing Is The Intro To Sewing That No One Will Want To Be Without Softcover Pages Made In Usa Cutesy Content. So far, I ve made the bibs, the charming handbag, the pleated beauty handbag, and the no cash wallet and they ve all been relatively easy and fun to do Amy Karol has written this in a generally clear way although the hand drawn diagrams could sometimes be clearer and the projects are fun to do I really like that everything takes only a little bit of time and fabric to accomplish it really is encouraging to have finished projects to spur you onto trying something new It s very satisfying to actually finish projects for once and the small amounts of fabric needed make it easy to jump into the projects without a huge investment It s very confidence building, and I really have enjoyed myself You should also check out the Flickr Bend The Rules Sewing group, too, for fabric ideas and to see a huge variety of things other readers have made.