Reviews for Bend-the-Rules Sewing

“This book makes you want to quit what you are doing and just sew.” –The Arizona Republic

“Amy really wants you to love sewing. . .” –not martha

“For a virtual vacation from the everyday, take a trip to . . and her blog Angry Chicken. . . novice and new sewers alike will love this new book by Portland Ore. crafter, Amy Karol.” -Country Living, October 2007

“I recently got a copy of Amy Karol’s new book, Bend-The-Rules Sewing, and was instantly captivated by the mix of helpful beginner-friendly sewing chat and the charming, customizable projects. “-Adorn Blog

“Amy's patterns, like her writing, get right to point with clear directions and good advice.  Even the simple projects leave lots of room for improvisation.” -Purl Soho shop blog, The Purl Bee

“Fabulous vintage fabrics adorn the projects, making it the perfect eye candy that’s quite drool-worthy. You’ll learn the basics of sewing while also making up quick gifts, bags, baby clothes, and home décor.” -CRAFT Magazine Volume #4

“This book will help you achieve immediate sewing satisfaction with its clear instructions for modern projects” -Sew Simple Magazine, Volume 6

“The amazingly talented Amy Karol has written a must-have book for anyone who enjoys sewing.  I love Amy’s Angry Chicken blog, so when I got my copy of the book last week, I dug right in. . .  This is a terrific book if you’re just learning to sew.  I think Amy has a way of writing that is almost like she’s channeling the wisdom of previous generations.  She has the kind of confidence about what she’s doing that my grandmother had when she taught me to do needlework.” -Sew Mama Sew shop blog

“Aimed at beginner sewers, it's also great if you've been considering taking up sewing, but have been intimidated to take the plunge.” -Apartment Therapy

“Amy is an amazing crafter and it's great to see a fellow blogger come out with such a great book. If you're looking to sew this summer, this book is filled with fun, easy-to-sew projects from aprons, pillows, tote bags, quilts, and more. I also loved all the vintage fabric she used for each project in the book. Just so inspiring!” -CRAFT blog

“Portland author Amy Karol’s Bend-the-Rules Sewing Karol (nominated for a Bloggy award for her craft blog, Angry Chicken) published Bend-the-Rules Sewing in June. The must-have guide offers handy tips for easy sewing.” -Willamette Week newspaper

“With 30 patterns to keep you busy all summer long and Karol’s expertise that will inspire and enlighten even advanced sewers, this book is a resource you’ll be glad to have on your shelf.” -Venus Zine