Friday, October 28, 2011

Stitching in Style

Amy Butler's newest sewing project book Style Stitches-12 easy ways to 26 wonderful bags from Chronicle Books is now available at Buy Design Fabrics. Twelve basic patterns along with many variations to customize your designs to achieve 26 unique looks. Starting with very refined and styled shapes ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty, modern hobo bags. The projects have a keen attention to detail and  construction with easy-to-follow step-by-step directions. There is a comprehensive techniques section, lush and inspiring photography with plenty of details and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves. If you enjoy sewing up Amy's bag patterns, you'll find a great deal in this book to keep you busy.  Retails for $29.99.

Buy Design Fabrics Price $26.00
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fresh Looks Through a New Eye...

Amy has taken many of her favorite sewing patterns and made them up into some of her newest fabric collections in order to provide inspiration for new creations. Here Amy illustrates the versatility of the ever popular Birdie Sling pattern by freshening it up a bit with the new look of her Lark and Organic Soul Blossoms fabrics. It's just a wonderful way to see her sewing patterns with the latest fabrics through a fresh eye. Visit to view Amy Butler's Fresh Looks Free Poster Downloads if interested in seeing more. Birdie Sling pattern is available for purchase, as always, at Buy Design Fabrics at the following link:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Little Stitches for Little Ones

Feel free to click photos below for these downloadable patterns from Amy Butler's book 'Little Stitches for Little Ones'.  Wouldn't the military style cap be awesome made from Amy's new corduroy line of fabrics?


Monday, July 18, 2011

Share Your Creations

Looking for artisans to display their own Amy Butler creations on this Blog's Gallery.
Its free and easy!  Just contact me at to find out how!

Below is an example of how your product and links will appear in the gallery.
Product and Photo by Amy Butler Design.

Amy Butler Pleated Clutch

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sneak Peak...New Fabrics on the Way!

Buy Design Fabrics has just placed another fabric order and soon will be offering more fabrics from the Amy Butler Soul Blossoms collection.    Included in the new fabrics will be Amaranth Twilight Peony, a gorgeous mix of aqua, greens, and rose colored blooms.  It will make an excellent companion with so many of the other great fabrics in the Joy collection including my newest fabric, now in stock, Cherry Laurel Dots.  Also included in the new fabric line-up will be Fern Passion Lily.  Not just your average green, the brilliant mixture of charteuse will make such a lovely addition to its counterpart, Mulberry Passion Lily. Both Amaranth Twilight Peony and Fern Passion Lily will compliment all the other amazing fabrics in the Soul Blossoms collection.  So excited to see all of them together!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I Have A Notion...

Soul Blossoms Buttons
Dritz Metal 7/8" Buttons are hand covered in a combination of the following Amy Butler quilt/fashion weight Soul Blossoms fabrics:
• Mulberry Passion Lily
• Carmine Fuchsia Tree
• Blush Peacock Feathers
• Saffron Twilight Peony
• Chocolate Disco Flower
Buttons are available in both shank bank and flat back great for garments, scrapbooking, embellishments and craft projects.  Available now at

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Buy a Thread...

Soul Blossoms

Amy Butler Premium Threads are now available at Buy Design Fabrics.  Two different gift boxed sets  of thread spools are color coodinated to match Amy's poplular fabric collections ~ Soul Blossoms and Love. Each set contains 9 beautiful colors hand picked by Amy Butler.  Soul Blossoms contains the following colors: Sea Glass, Grass, Fern, Honeydew, Cerise Pink, Cinnamon, Carmine, Bright Pear and Bluestone while Love contains the following colors:  Cool Water, Spearmint, Fresh Lime, Tea Leaf, Periwinkle, Rosebud, Wine, Melon and Midnight.  Exceptional quality 100% Extra Long Mercerized Egyptian Giza Cotton milled to be strong and low-lint.    Visit us on Etsy at or Shop on Facebook at!/buydesignfabrics?sk=app_138996027389.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Posters

Colorful downloadable posters are available from Amy Butler by clicking photo at left.  Amy's Swing Bag Pattern  available at or Also available are the coordinating fabrics used to create the Swing Bag. Three great fabric selections from the Soul Blossoms collection combine to form this great look.  Chocolate Disco Flower, Mulberry Passion Lily and Raspberry Sari Blooms are all available now at Buy Design Fabrics by following links above.

Be sure to click Swing Bag photo at left  to download the six gorgeous Soul Blossoms posters ~ A free gift from Amy Butler to you!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lemon Dancing Paisley Has Arrived

Just arrived at Buy Design Fabrics is  Lemon  Dancing Paisley,  coordinating Soul Blossoms fabric designed to be trim and interior of the Amy Butler Charm Clutch as shown. Soul Blossoms Raspberry Sari Blooms completes the look.

Visit or for more pattern and fabric options.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amy Butler Charm Clutch Pattern



This elegantly proportioned charming clutch or bag transitions from casual day to dressy night (and holds everything you need!). Easily customize the Charm Bag with 2 different length handles, different options for closures, and lots of fabric ideas. With interior cell phone and large pockets you'll keep everything well within 'charms' reach!

The Charm Clutch is shown at left with Raspberry Sari Blooms fabric used for the exterior of the bag. Lemon Dancing Paisley fabric is used for the interior and also on the cording which is shown on the exterior. Raspberry Sari Blooms and Lemon Dancing Paisley are both from Amy Butler's new Soul Blossoms collection. The Charm Clutch pattern is available for purchase and/or viewing at or  and on Facebook at (Click Shop).  Raspberry Sari Blooms and other Soul Blossoms fabrics also available at the above links.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

in amy butler's own words...passion

Click below for more details on 
Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Passion Collection:

Carmine Fuchsia Tree, Moss Sari Blooms, Tangarine Disco Flower, Saffron Twilight Lily, Basil Temple Doors, Cilantro Laural Dots, Honeydew Buttercups, Rose Delhi Blooms, Cinnamon Temple Tulips, Blush Peacock Feathers, Cerise Passion Lily 

"My three color collections; Passion, Joy and Bliss, work in a harmonious treasure box palette for endless exotic combinations.  I hope you are as delighted as I am, and that you find your own inspirations to help your creative soul blossoms."  ~ Amy Butler.  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

in amy butler's own

Click below for more details on 
Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Joy Collection:

Raspberry Sari Blooms, Spearmint Buttercups, Lemon Dancing Paisley, Grass Delhi Blooms, Cherry Laurel Dots, Chocolate Disco Flower, Sea Glass Peacock Feathers, Mulberry Passion Lily, Amaranth Twilight Peony, Fresh Mint Temple Dots, Fern Passion Lily

"I was instantly consumed by the heartbeat of everyday life and smitten with the beautiful way people expressed themselves.  This collection is my interpretation of an enchanted, modern passage through the floral delights of India."  ~ Amy Butler.  

Monday, March 7, 2011

in amy butler's own words...bliss

Click below for more details on 
Amy Butler Soul Blossoms Bliss Collection: 

Hot Pink Disco Flower, Bright Pear Peacock Feathers, Deep Waters Temple Doors, Chartreuse Fuchsia Tree, Azure Temple Tulips, Limestone Dancing Paisley, Lime Delhi Blooms, Azure Twilight Peony, Cyan Buttercups, Ocean Delhi Blooms, and Periwinkle Laurel Dots
"I wanted to create a visual story to share my wonderful experiences while traveling to India.  It's impossible to spend time in such a soulful place and not be inspired by the culture, rich colors, amazing textiles, and ornate architecture." ~ Amy Butler

Monday, February 28, 2011

let your creative soul blossom

Released in the fall of 2010, Amy Butler’s Soul Blossoms fabric collection is both uplifting and refreshingly soulful.  Its vibrant colors awaken the senses while the sheer beauty of the designs provide an element of relaxation and sophistication. Inspired by the culture, rich colors and amazing textiles of the surroundings, Amy wanted to create a visual story of her travels to India. Her interpretation of this enchanting way of life provides us with dreamy jewels tones and multi-hued florals woven together in three harmonious collections:  Passion, Joy, and Bliss.  Each collection provides an allusion of a more exotic place with selections to match. Carmine Fuchsia Tree, Blush Peacock Feathers, Saffron Twilight Peony, Raspberry Sari Blooms and Mulberry Passion Lily are just to name a few. As the name implies, the Soul Blossoms fabric collection will hopefully help you find the inspiration you need to let your creative soul blossom! 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

about amy butler

Amy Butler - Art of the Midwest Studio

Amy Butler is an artist and designer who is known for her fresh modern approach to the printed fabric. Through her spirited combination of color and patterns, she brings a whole new style and life to the home, fashion and craft world. 

Influenced at an early age by her mother and grandmother, Amy learned to sew at only seven years of age and always loved to create.  She attended art school where she developed her skills in fashion and surface design. She went on to write lifestyle and décor articles for Country Living Magazine while still sharing her creative designs by making small passport bags which she sold to select area shops.  

In 1992, Amy and her artist and photographer husband, David, started the Art of the Midwest studio in Granville, Ohio.  Today, they and a small staff of friends continue to distribute Amy Butler fabrics, patterns, handbags, design/project books and home décor products worldwide. With millions of hits on her website each year and numerous public and editorial appearances, Amy’s brand of products has become globally recognized for creativity, quality and great style.   To learn more about Amy Butler and her amazing products, visit

Friday, February 18, 2011


If you enjoy Amy Butler designs, you've come to the right place! If you haven’t yet experienced the joy of working with Amy’s gorgeous fabric line and incredible patterns, you are in for a real treat. I enjoy sewing, crocheting and, like all artisans, love to ‘create’. I’ve dabbled in everything from handmade jewelry and soap making to watercolor and pattern design and I’m sure I’m not done yet.  I love working with color and design and combining the two to create great looks. I pay special attention to detail and I take pride in all that I do. And that is pretty much what my shop at  is all about. So enjoy browsing my selection of products and images. I'm hoping the combination of color and design will be an inspiration to you as well. ~ ♥ Happy Creating!!! ♥