pattern updates & corrections
In an effort to make my patterns the best they can be, I continually review and update my instructions and techniques. I want you to have the best possible experience with my sewing patterns! As corrections arise, I put the changes in place and make sure all future printings include the needed improvements. Please click on the projects below if you have any questions about your pattern.

Little Daisy's Big Nap Pillow & Silly Spider Toy

Rainy Days Raincoat and Runabout Jacket

Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote - Handbag Zipper Pocket

Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote - Pocket Panel

Sandlewood Jacket

Weekender Travel Bag – Solution for the Zipper

Weekender Travel Bag - Correction for the Template Plastic

Field Bag & Tote

The "Liverpool"

Laptop Cover & MP3 Case

Birdie Sling

High Street Messenger Bag

Cabo Halter

pattern updates - for projects that used Timtex™
Our project instructions have been updated to reflect the use of Pellon® products (Peltex® #70 or fusible Peltex®). Please check out the projects below for the current instructions. All future reprints of these patterns will include this updated information.

Timtex™ (manufactured by C&T Publishing) can still be used and is available at your local quilt shops. Visit www.ctpub.com for where to shop.

Kimberly Bag

Sophia Carry-all

Betty Shopper

Weekender Travel Bag

Chelsea Bags

Madison Bags

In Town Bags

fabric & sewing tips

I've created a number of resourceful guides to help you with your sewing creations. Click here for "fabric & sewing tips".
sewing pattern hints and tips
As we design and test each pattern, we use a multitude of very talented sewing friends who bring along years of experience. Over the years, we've come to trust their judgment and take to heart their good ideas, hints and tips. We want to share some of those ideas on the site with you. If YOU have a great idea that you find along the way, send it to us at orders@amybutlerdesign.com and we might just post it here! Thanks, and enjoy. -Amy
April 2006
A helpful hint for the Weekender Travel Bag from Linda Kozienko:
I think I have made every bag pattern that has come out...the latest, and so far my favorite, being the Weekender Travel Bag. I discovered that with a little extra support in the bottom like a plexiglass piece, you can use the bag to carry a Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine in style. Thanks for so many great and different bags to make.
September 2008
A helpful hint for the Gumdrop Pillow from Wanda Chillscyzn:
Wanda put in an invisible zipper between two of the panels to make stuffing it much cleaner. Wanda says "It will be great if you have to add more stuffing or if you want to wash the pillow case itself."
CANVAS
WE'VE HAD SOME FOLKS ASK US WHAT CANVAS IS.

THE CANVAS WE USE IS A 10 OZ. COTTON CANVAS MADE BY THOMPSON MANUFACTURING. IT IS 60" WIDE. YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE THE CANVAS WITH NATURAL DUCK CLOTH MANUFACTURED BY SCHOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. IT IS 100% COTTON AND IS ALSO 60" WIDE. BOTH OF THESE FABRICS ARE SIMILAR IN WEIGHT AND BOTH MATERIALS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR MY PATTERNS.

click here if you are looking for updates and corrections for
Style Stitches, Little Stitches, In Stitches or the Sew It Kit