Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Handmade Holidays: Amy Butler's free patterns

If you are a sewer, you probably already know about Amy Butler and her fabulous "Midwest Modern" line of fabrics.  If not, take a minute to visit her website and check out her designs for yourself.

I first became acquainted with Amy from a Blueprint magazine article (oh how I miss Blueprint...) published last winter, and instantly became a fan.  Her fabrics are fun, and perfect for mixing and matching.  And I love her design sensibilities (she's a huge slipcover fan).

Since this is a week about crafting, I thought I would forward you the link (just click on "free patterns at the bottom of the menu) to another great find on Amy's site: her free sewing patterns.  You can download these lovely projects and convert your fabric stash into great handmade gifts. 

Create a yoga-mat bag for your limber friend, or a portfolio for your scrapbooking friend to keep all her supplies in.  Or, use one of many quilt patterns and make a quilt for your mom, sister, or neighbor.  And in addition to gift ideas, she also has holiday decor projects as well, in case you wanted to make your own tree skirt or stuffed ornaments this year.

Best of all--did I mention the patterns were free?  Happy sewing!
Email Me a picture of your finished project--I'd love to see it!  
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images from Amy Butler

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