Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags Giveaway

Amy Butler has done it again, come out with a book filled with drool-worthy-eye-candy-just-begging-to-made patterns. This latest title is very near and dear to my heart and focuses on one of my favorite things in the whole world….BAGS.

In Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags! (published by Chronicle Books), there’s 12 different patterns that can be made into over 26 different styles from easy to experienced. The instructions and patterns are clear-cut and the photos are stunning. It also has that lovely spiral binding that lays flat when you are are working. Makes a girl want to run right out to the fabric store.

If you’re having that same reaction reading this, then you are in luck…

You could win your own copy.

Actually 2 of you could win your very own copy.Β  Read the details about how below.

amy butler's style stitches

Leave a comment on this post about why you want to win a copy of Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags!.Β  Would you keep in for yourself, gift it a friend, do you love Amy Butler, not sure who Amy Butler is but love all the bags pictured in this post? Whatever the case may be, tell me about it. I will choose two random commenters who will each win one copy. This giveaway will end October 4th at 11:59Β  pm EST.

P.S. Just a note, I am going on a family vacation next week, so moderating comments will not be at the top of my list. Don’t worry, I will get to it. Also, there will be guest bloggers! xoxo

amy butler's style stitches

amy butler's style stitches

amy butler's style stitches

122 comments

  1. I adore Amy Butler, and everything she touches! Still a beginner sewer, but this would inspire me to learn!

  2. without sounding like a total suck up I discovered Amy Butler 2 1/2 years ago, she literally inspired me to start sewing again. I honestly started surfing and the crafts soon followed. Our attic which we did is covered in Amy’s fabrics that I ordered all on line from various places(ebay/etsy). So would I give her book away? hell no it would fit lovingly in my sewing/craft corner of the attic!

  3. Ohhh, Amy Butler bags! Love them! I would gift this to my mother who is extremely talented…and then tell her which bag I want!

  4. I love Amy Butler bags. They’re so colorful and joyful!!!! I want to learn how to make them and it would be just great to have her book (specially because I can’t get it here in Brazil).
    Cheers!

  5. My sister and I have always liked sewing together since we were kids. I prefered sewing from original designs I dreamt up in my head, which didn’t always turn out so successful. She was more inclined to follow instructions and learned far more of the basics before heading off to fashion design school to become a real pro. As adults we’ve gotten together from time to time to sew bags – who doesn’t love bags! Now she’s getting ready for her second baby and just bought a house, further away from me, and will be moving soon. I’d love to have one more hurrah of bag making – courtesy of this beautiful looking book – with my sis before she heads into the next stage of mommyhood!

  6. I LOVE Amy Butler, and those bags are beautiful! I’d love to be able to make them for myself and others as gifts (Christmas is right around the corner, after all!).

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  7. I would love to win it, my friend is at home with handicapped kid and she likes to sew a lot! it would be great gift for her.

  8. Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. πŸ™‚ I’d read it, make a few and then pass it along to my wonderful sister-in-laws because I’m hoping they’ll take up sewing and share another addiction with me.

  9. I would LOVE to have this book!! I am new at sewing so would love to have this to learn how to make my own bags as presents or for myself!!

  10. Love, love, love Amy Butler. Love her fabric and her patterns are gorgeous too! Actually, I’d just love to be her best friend and move right on in to her guest room so I could work in that lovely studio of hers. How could you NOT make gorgeous creations in THAT studio? OK – sounds a bit creepy – but you know what I mean, right? I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

  11. hey, thank you for having this giveaway:) I have only recently discovered Amy Butler’s inspirational designs, but count myself as a fan! it would be a great opportunity (and treat!) to win a copy of her latest book. Plus I have a gorgeous patterned fabric (green leafy print) just waiting for a nice bag/tote design:)

  12. We are moving into our own house after living at my parents (without my sewing machine) for four months! I’m in need of some sewing inspiration to get me back on the bandwagon.

  13. I’d LOVE to give this to my 7th grade daughter! It’s just her cup of tea and I want to encourage her in her sewing passion. I adore Amy Butler!

  14. I love Amy Butler and my mom loves to sew bags! So I would give this to her, but ask her to make me a bag in return πŸ™‚

  15. I’m looking for inspiration to make xmas gifts for my girlfriends, and the bags you have pictured would be great! (I’m imaging I’d find even more through the rest of the book.)

  16. This book looks great! I am just learning how to sew and I would really enjoy a book like this for some sewing ideas. Thanks for an awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

  17. i’ve only made a simple bag before and have been wanting to dive into a more challenging, chic, indie kind of style of bag. this book looks perfect for that!! i’d be delighted πŸ™‚

  18. Amy Butler is awesome. I, on the other hand, am sewing challenged. I have had a sewing machine for about 10 years and I used to make a valiant effort at pillows and the like but I lost motivation recently. I have been looking for something to get me back in front of the machine for awhile…this book might just do it.

  19. Love the bright colors and beautiful patterns of Amy Butler. Would keep the book and just enjoy the beautiful pictures.

  20. I have drooled over many of her fabrics and patterns, but I’ve been too chicken to make any! If I win the book I’ll be able to dive right in, and hopefully create something awesome!

  21. Amy Butler has been a favorite of mine for quite a while now. I love her fabrics and patterns. I must admit that I would keep this book for myself. I am a bag junkie and can find a use for every bag in this book! I’d give some out for gifts, though. πŸ˜‰

  22. I’m new to sewing; got an AB bag made by a friend as a gift to me – would love to be able to return the favor πŸ™‚

  23. I have all of Amy Butler’s books sans her newest. And I’m a collector of the best of the best craft books. I would love to add this to my library. Thanks for the opportunity, Jenn!

  24. i’d love to win a copy, her bags are beautiful!!. first i love bags, 2nd would love to learn to sew my own bags, 3rd i havent been able to find her book here in australia.

  25. Ooh! Love all the beautiful and colorful bags! I would love to try making one of Amy’s as my first bag. πŸ™‚

  26. Give it to someone, no way!!! Well, maybe when I am done with it…I love Amy Butler designs and fabrics…I would love to start making some bags.

  27. I love Amy butler’s designs and I’d love to have that book to make one (or all!) of them… They’re great!!!

  28. I thoroughly enjoy making bags, & love Amy Butler’s fabric & style, so would love to win this book. I have been eyeing this book off, ever since it’s been released!

  29. I have had my eye on this book and plan to buy it in the near future. Winning a copy would be even better! P.S. Great blog!

  30. I love Amy Butler, have borrowed her other books from the library and would love to have this one! I’d keep the book but maybe make some bags as gifts πŸ™‚

  31. Firstly thx for showing this awesome book because right now i am soo obsessed it not funny. All of the bags look awesome,:)
    if i had the luck to win, i thinnk i would keep the book, but i would definatly make stuff fopr all my beautiful friends. Eventhough i am not rally sure who Amy butler is i am, soo going to google her. Thx heaps ;P

  32. I haven’t been sewing for some years but Amy Butler’s patterns have encouraged me to begin again. This old gal would like to learn some new tricks from her new book.

  33. I love Amy Butler as does a crafty friend of mine for whom this book would make the perfect birthday gift!

  34. I love to read and learn as much as I can about sewing and patterns. I would love to see her fabric combinations and all the variations that Amy has put together! I often give sewing lessons and I also love to new book for ideas and projects to make! Also purses are my obsession!

  35. Wow, am I coveting that checkbook cover. I want to win this book so I can make one for myself and many for gifts.

  36. Every woman needs a bit of the beautiful and creative in her life. Books and projects like these give me the sense of power that belongs to those who strive endlessly to create a beautiful home and family amid the coas of life with little children. I’d put the book on the coffee table, turn the living room into a sewing room and add to the chaos for a bit. Out if it all will come a shining jewel that will affirm once again that I Can DO IT!! I can create something BEAUTIFUL!!

  37. Would love to win this to send to a friend who is having a bit of a rough go in life right now– but has started to learn to sew… Bags are such a great project for all skill levels–and I know she would put it to good use!

    Thanks so much for doing this giveaway! <3

  38. I went into a local sewing store about 6mths ago. One of the projects was an Amy Butler pattern. I immediately signed up for sewing classes so I could learn how to make that bag. I am ready to make her bags. All her projects and frabics are so beautiful!

  39. I love Amy Butler. Her patterns and colorways are so lovely! I would love to try some of these bag projects to stash all my goodies in!

  40. would love the book as I’m not very good at sewing (yet) and that little clutch just stole my heart (and I’m a ninja, that’s a serious achievement in itself πŸ˜‰

  41. I would love to win Amy Butler’s Style Stitches for a number of reasons; firstly i have an obsession with bags, and clothes in general. If i see anything original and stylish i pounce but also because of my love for sewing and creating my own accessories. I love any opportunity to get creative and use all the funky fabrics i have in my art cupboard. Thank you again feed your soul for giving me inspiration πŸ™‚ xoxx

  42. I knew how to work a sewing machine for a long time, but I always felt intimidated by patterns. Then I used an Amy Butler pattern for a bag I liked and after that, I bought both of her books.

    When I sew, I’m usually making gifts for other people. I would definitely keep the book myself if I won, but use the patterns in it to make presents for people I know who love pretty things.

  43. I’d definitely keep it for myself πŸ™‚ I love her bags and it would be great to have a whole bunch of patterns together in a book for easy reference. Will be crossing my fingers and toes!

  44. OOOOh! I am 39 of 40 on the library hold list for this AMAZING book! I am simply not that patient. It might be a year before I even get it in my hot little hands. Perhaps if I WIN, I won’t have to lurk the book store anymore….

  45. I love the images from the book and have been in love with Amy Butler fabric for a while now…my heart is aflutter :). Here’s to hoping I win. I have been wanting to brush up on my post-middle-school-home-ec sewing skills so this would be just the push I need to find a gently used affordable sewing machine!

  46. I’m new to sewing and these look like fun projects! Plus I don’t think anyone wants any of my handmade clothing items for christmas (yet!) but i’m sure they’d love one of these bags!

  47. I would love to win this to give to my neighbour who has just started her own business as a work at home mum sewing totes for other mums!

  48. I love Amy Butler!! I met her at Scrapfest a few years ago and and I think she’s fabulous…I would love to win a copy of this, so I can make some awesome stuff for my mom (who is a serious purse/bag fanatic!).

  49. I have been sewing for about a year now and ever made a bag, but always envied the girls who made Amy Butler bags in my sewing class! I plan on growing my skills and I hope Amy Butler bags are my next everest !

  50. why would I love this book – I love bags! I have been making bags, pouches, and vessels that hold things since I was old enough to wield a needle – with a small break for “i’m too teenager-y” to sew. And Amy Butler designs cool bags (and fabric, and papers, etc). Would I keep the book – Yes! but I’d share the bounty with others in the form of completed bags πŸ™‚

  51. Ok. I confess, I spend alot of money of purses. And I spend alot of money on craft supplies. So why not do both at once?

  52. My friend and I are currently taking a sewing basics class. The project for the class is a very strange bag – I’ll probably never use it. These Amy Butler bags, however, I would use *non-stop*! And after completing this class, I’ll actually have the skills to make them. πŸ™‚

  53. I love Amy Butler! Her fabrics alone are the reason I started to sew. Such an inspiration πŸ™‚ I would keep a copy for myself, for sure. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. I would like to win a copy of this book because I love making bags, plus everything Amy Butler makes is just eyecandy πŸ™‚

  55. I would keep it for myself, but I would probably use the projects as present-ideas for my girlfriends! Amy Butler’s patterns are amazing. I think I have all of her patterns, and have sewn most of them too. Really easy to follow and SO stylish!

  56. I think I would give the gift to my Mom. She’s my sewing idol, and she loves Amy Butler stuff (Almost as much as I do!) But I can’t lie, I would definitely peak through it a bit before I passed it along πŸ™‚

  57. Wow browsing through the pics makes me want to learn how to sew in order to make one these gorgeous bags! I am new to sewing crafts but after looking at how easy it can be and fun i am so asking my mother-in-law to teach me!

  58. i’m just starting out with sewing and i got the amy book in stitches and it was SOOOO helpful!!! i would love this book to help me take on the bag world!

  59. I learned to sew as a kid, but my skills have lapsed. I’ve just started taking a sewing class to refresh my memory and have fantasies about making bags for everyone I know for Christmas this year. This book would be a great help! And I adore Amy Butler’s fabrics and designs!

  60. I love love love Amy Butler. I especially love her patterns. I would keep the book so that I could make the bags to give to my friends! I have been so excited that the designers are doing laminated cottons, and they are grrrrreat for bags! I live where there is snow and I have small kids, so a wipe clean bag is awesome. Oh how I want to win this!!

  61. I would love to own this book! I make a lot of bags as presents and this would help me make different prettier bags! What beautiful bags. What beautiful fabric! Makes me want to run to the fabric store too!

  62. I love Amy Butler fabrics and I love Amy Butler bags too. I have one book and some of her patterns, I do not have this book, so it would be great if I win!

  63. Yesterday I sat at the bookstore with this and another book on my lap, trying hard to decide which to buy. This one is beautiful — and I love the projects.

    Ultimately I had to choose just one so I went with the other book because it had different kinds of projects — not only bags but housewares and toys and clothes and … money is tight right now so I figured I’d better go with the book that would be most versatile for making gifts for family and friends in the future.

    But I was sad to put this beauty back on the shelf because I’d set out yesterday specifically for the purposes of buying it.

    So this one I would keep for myself! (Although I’d be happy to make gifts for people out of it as well.)

    The purse trimmed with those little pom pom things (not pictured above) is so cute! It might be beyond my skill level at the moment but it’s something to aspire to.

  64. Yes, Amy Butler. I’ve always wanted one of her bags and now I can make my own? Wild. I like the binder-style for the book, and you’re absolutely right. Eye candy. I think I’d give the book to my friend Donna who can sew anything in a matter of seconds.

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