Seams to Me – Mary Engelbreit Purse!

For my birthday this past summer I received the sewing book, Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner.  I love this book – it is full of fresh, unique projects for the home sewer!  The book starts with some really nice basic instruction for everything from home decor, personal style and fashion, sewing for children and much, much more!

Anna’s instructions are very easy to follow, so if you are a new sewer you could easily sew from this book with no trouble at all.  The book also contains actual pattern pieces too (not just pictures) which is SO helpful.  Some sewing books these days have pictures of the patterns and ask you to blow them up by 200%-400%.  Personally, I don’t bother much with these books because then all the pattern pieces print on separate paper, you have to tape them together, and then cut them out.  I don’t know about you, but that takes WAY too much time for this busy Cottage Mama.

Here are some more pictures of a purse that I made for my mother-in-law from a pattern out of this book.  She loves Mary Engelbreit so I used her designer fabric “Recipe for Friendship”.  I was very pleased with how it turned out and I think my mother-in-law liked it too!

Completed Purse
Purse Interior with Pockets
Braided Fabric Handle
Cottage Mama’s Note:  Anna Maria Horner also has her own line of fabrics – click here to find out more about this wonderful designer!

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  1. So pretty! YOu have quite the sewing skills!

  2. My MIL also LOVES Mary Engelbreit. This cute purse screams her name!

  3. My mom loves Mary Englebreit, she’d love that purse too, great job. I bet it’ll be carried with pride for a long time.