Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Amy Karol: "Bend-the-rules Sewing"

A while back I saw someone mention on their blog about the book “Bend-the-rules Sewing” by Amy Karol. She has a blog as well. What was said, the project made and shown, got me interested. So I got a hold of the book.

I mentioned my daughter knitting in my previous blog, so from Amy’s book I made two of the “Charming Handbag” - one for my daughter’s knitting and one for me (mine has the crocheted heart on it)!! I made it from a fine corduroy.

After that I made the “Artsy Clutch”, “Pleated Beauty Bag” and the “No Cash Wallet” (Why that name? it’s to carry loyalty cards, credit cards and so forth). I made them as a set.

The front panel for the “Pleated Beauty Bag” I used a design from Cinderberrystitches. I also used an element from this stitchery design for the “No Cash Wallet".

I really enjoyed making them.


  1. wow...beautiful finishes. YOu are very talented

  2. Susan, they're wonderful! And I love the stitching that you added.

  3. Susan, they are beautiful! Youhave been blessed with a great ability for all types of stitching work :)

  4. They look great Susan..
    Love the stitcheries..
    Julia ♥

  5. You do lovely stitching Susan. Glad that I have the link to your blog.Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope we get to know each other.

  6. I love this stitchery and bag....very cute...hugs Khris