When it comes to sewing books, I think we too often judge them by the fabrics and embellishments used in the pictures. This is not the prettiest book. Some of the fabrics are down right ugly. But it's a great book. There are fifteen different designs plus variations. The instructions are clear and the font is easy on the eyes. With some designer books, unless you're using the same fabric, your finished product just isn't going to look as nice as the pictures. With this book, yours is guaranteed to look better, whatever fabric you use. It doesn't come with pattern pieces but does have patterns to copy. My only complaint is that I've had to use a book stand because it doesn't stay open.