* UPDATE *
Went to Borders to check out Amy Butler's Style Stitches. I was not impressed. Out of all the bag patterns there was only one I liked. The rest were close to, if not the same, as her other patterns already out. The other bags, I didn't care for. The styles didn't peak my interest. I luv Amy Butler! So I'm very sad to say that this one will not be added to my collection.
My recommendation ... Wait until your local store has it and buy only after you've had the chance to view it.
Celebrated designer Amy Butler's most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler's fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an essential and fashionable addition to every sewer's library. (Blurb courtesy of Amazon.)