Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew (Paperback)

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Amy Karol is a trained interior designer, artist, seamstress, and self-professed fabric junkie. Find her popular craft blog, Angry Chicken, on her website at
Author Amy Karol, whose Angry Chicken is one of the best-loved craft blogs on the Web, brings stitchers everywhere a down-to-earth introduction to sewing, including thirty projects so adorable and cool they'll inspire anyone to pick up a needle and thread.

Written with Amy's characteristic warmth and flair, you'll find information on basic equipment and supplies, advice on choosing and using fabrics, and a fantastic section on techniques. In addition, Amy walks readers through easy, inspiring patterns designed for the fashion-savvy crafter. Playful, modern projects, which include pillows, aprons, and purses, help novices master sewing skills while providing immediate sewing gratification—and confidence. Best of all, Amy explains what's easy, what's hard, and when not to sweat the small stuff.

With its best-friend tone, solid reference section, and supercute projects, this is the introduction to sewing that you won't want to be without.


ISBN 9780307347213
Genre CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing
Format Paperback
Pages 144
Publisher Date 2007-06-19 00:00:00.0
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Copyright Year 2007
Height 10.75 in
Wdth 8.5 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 1.3 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
Audience General/trade
Authors Karol, Amy
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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  • Excellent for beginners and veterans alike
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    The reviews I have read so far about this book all seemed to think it was geared more towards a beginner seamstress. I have been sewing for 25 years and I learned a lot of new things from this book! Amy Karol has a great writing style and sounds like a friend. She goes over basics but she also covers more difficult topics, too. Her explanation of making continuous bias tape is the first one I have truly understood- and I also learned how to apply it the best way. The projects are all fun, and the photography is beautiful. This is a fantastic book that I know I will turn to time and time again.

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  • Great Fun!
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    I received this book in the mail and had so much fun going through it. I promptly got started on some of the projects. I simply could not put this book down! The writer is very down to earth and the projects are simple and fun to put together. I am by no means an expert sewer but when I see the end results of my projects I'm very thrilled with the outcome. The authors ideas for projects are somewhat unique - you will not be disappointed. The projects I have tried and will try again include the zippered pouch, a small tote, charming handbag, pleated beauty handbag, and coasters. The other projects look like great fun as well. You must check this book out!

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  • Very cool book!
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    I was and am, thoroughly delighted by this book, and I found myself , "Bending the Rules," to create. A great guide for all!

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  • Great Sewing Book
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    Saw this book at a local quilt store. However, didn't want to pay the full price for it. I came home and did some shopping and overstock had the best price w/ cheap shipping. This book is great for little quilting or sewing projects! Can't wait to get started. Price was great, received product in timely manner.

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  • Bend the Rules Sewing
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    Love the book but it looks like it is used!!!! The binding of the book looked as though it has been used.

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  • Fun projects
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    This is a great book for anyone new to sewing or like me, haven't sewn in a long time. It's loaded with good information, hints and fun, easy projects.

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