Review of a Present

My mother-in-law got me Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Christmas.

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I have to say, there is nothing that would sell me more on sewing projects then cute babies! Besides the babies, there are a number of things I want to make in this book. Starting with the crib sets…

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then there is the cute outfits…

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and also some cute plush animals…

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and I could keep going, but I don’t want to bore you with the cute babies.

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I also like the information in the front that includes a chart with measurements for babies, which I have been wanting for a while since I have been making things for other people’s babies. She also rates the difficulty of all of her projects, which I’m sure would be nice for people who are concerned about their skill levels, and there is a description in the front about what each level means. (Me, I don’t care because I’m going to attempt it anyway, screw up and rip things out about 15 times, and end up with what I want anyway) Not a lot of time is wasted on basic sewing instructions, which is something that is good, because there are other books out there for that kind of thing. There is a glossary of techniques in the back in case you get stuck though. In addition, the glossary includes fabric reference and resource sections. The patterns are in the front, full size, with no need to enlarge on a copier, which could be frustrating and time-consuming for some of the bigger projects. The projects are divided into sections based on the use of the finished project. Each section has a montage and introduction, followed by more pictures of each item, then the pattern directions for that section. The pattern descriptions are detailed and include some pictures to guide the sewer. Overall, I am pleased with this book, but will let you know if I encounter any problems as I make some of the projects.

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