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In Review: Amy Karol's Bend the Rules with Fabric!

Amy Karol, author of Bend the Rules Sewing and popular blog Angry Chicken is kind of the go-to girl for most advanced sewing frustrations. She knows how to do everything. She even sews her own undergarments from old t-shirts! Impressive, I know!
Her newest book Bend the Rules with Fabric was no exception. It has projects ranging from the lesser known Freezer Paper shirt design to making your own stamps to making a doll representing someone and then making Partridge Family-like band shirts.. One of my favorite projects, though, and the one I am finding most practical to know how to do in my season of life, is the applique projects.
Now, I have to be honest, I already knew how to do this, but I read through her tutorial and followed it so I could tell you that yes, her instructions are superb, easy to follow and clear. It even made me a bit more confident in my applique experience. Here is one baby onesie I made for my sister-in-law's shower with the owls from my art class.
Here is another angle, bad lighting, sorry. The first is a whale, the second is the bird in its nest. And, not to forget the cute little imp trying to get into the picture :)
This is a great reference book for anyone who wants to begin printing on or repurposing scraps of fabric and trying to find new ways to use it.


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