The Magic Pattern Book

Sew 6 Patterns into 36 Different Styles!


By Amy Barickman

Formats and Prices




$29.95 CAD



  1. Trade Paperback $22.95 $29.95 CAD
  2. ebook $11.99 $15.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around August 12, 2014. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

A whole wardrobe in a book.

Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let’s call it “The Skirt.” Now, imagine that this pattern is magic—it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts. By following different markers on the pattern, “The Skirt” can be: 1) an A-line skirt; 2) a maxi skirt; 3) a flirty pleated hem skirt; 4) a smart-looking pencil-wrap skirt; 5) a flared bias skirt; 6) a ruffled mini.

But wait, there’s more! Following each look are six fabric recommendations, some of them easily repurposed. So now, not only does each pattern turn into six patterns, but each of the six patterns can turn into six different garments. With six magic patterns in the book, the end result is 216 original designs!

The skill level is basic, and there’s a complete sewing primer included, with recommendations for basic tools, step-by-step instruction, a guide to fabrics, and a sizing reference chart.

Includes 36 downloadable patterns on a CD.

Express your fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money. Now that’s magic.


On Sale
Aug 12, 2014
Page Count
320 pages

Additional Resources

Amy Barickman

About the Author

Amy Barickman is the founder and designer of the pattern company Indygo Junction. She is also the author of Vintage Notions and director of Ms. Barickman lives in Prairie Village, Kansas.

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