As a gift to you, I’m sharing a hack a day with “recipes” for using my latest book, Hack that Tote!, to create the projects. Some hacks are super easy; others combine elements from multiple patterns in the book. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you to hack a few totes for your holiday gifts!

The sixth Happy Hack-mas project is …


An appliqued library book tote! This project mashes up the Goodie Bag with Reverse Applique (pg. 40) and the Drawstring Backpack (pg. 54). The shape is really simple and made to hold just a couple of books or even a few magazines. It’s one of my favorite quick projects to make as a gift because it’s easy to personalize, doesn’t use a lot of fabric and sews up oh-so quickly.