hackthattotecoverHack that Tote! Mix & Match Elements to Create Your Perfect Bag

Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing
September 2016

Totes, transformed! A visual guide to making every type of bag

One pattern … infinite looks! With simple tweaks, you can reinvent the basic tote 11 ways, sewing useful projects like a backpack, messenger bag, laundry duffle, and stylish cross-body purse. Create your perfect carryall by adding pockets, leather handles, fabric straps and tabs, O-rings, snap hooks, purse frames, and more for endless variety. A fabric and interfacing guide helps beginners and more experienced sewists choose the right materials every time. Just measure, mark, and cut—no printed patterns needed!

• Alter a basic tote 11 ways! Switch up the size, shape, pockets, straps, drawstrings, zippers, and hardware to create bags for many uses
• Expert tips on choosing the right fabric and interfacing for sturdy bags that look amazing
• Easy, dimensional cutting instructions for fast, professional results


modernstyleforgirlsModern Style for Girls: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe
Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing
October 2015

Give your favorite girls the gift of endless wardrobe options!

Best-selling author Mary Abreu is back with a book that will shut down the dreaded words, “I have nothing to wear!” from young girls. Starting with three basic pieces—a top/dress, skirt, and pants—you’ll learn how to modify simple patterns and rectangles to make twelve classic garments: four tops/dresses, four shorts/pants, and four skirts. Technique instructions teach you how to gather, create waistband casings, and insert zippers. Advice on choosing fabrics and adding embellishments is also included. With this handy guide, you can help your girls develop a style all their own.

• Add collars, change armholes, and add ruffles to basic garments to create updated takes on existing pieces
• Clear techniques will guide you on how to finish seam allowances, insert zippers, hem, and add unique embellishments
• Help your girls create an entirely new wardrobe of classic pieces to mix and match in any way they want.

CoverLittle Girls, Big Style: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe From 4 Easy Patterns
Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing
November 2010

Give Your Girl Some Twirl!

• Every day is dress-up day-mix and match 4 basic patterns into hundreds of adorable outfits
• Complete instructions on all the basics-finishing seams, gathering, topstitching, hemming, shirring, and more
• Beginner-friendly approach to sewing “boutique” clothing for girls
• Make it your own with your favorite fabrics and embellishments

With 23 projects in sizes 2-6, you can create a closet full of clothes for any little girl in your life. Everything you need to learn is here, from the basic sewing to the stylish finishing. It’s all about handmade!



9781118131954_cover.inddSewn Hats
by Carla Hegeman Crim
July 2012

35 hat patterns for every age, gender, and fashion sense

Sewn Hats is a collaboration of hat designs from 29 of the industry’s most-loved fabric designers, pattern designers, and bloggers. The collection features a variety of hat patterns for all genders, sizes, ages, and fashion sense. Seamstresses will find options in a vast array of styles that use a wide variety of fabric types, from felt to silk, corduroy to cotton, and everything in between.


Expertly edited by top designer Carla Hegeman Crim, the designer and blogger behind The Scientific Seamstress, Sewn Hats is sure to offer inspiration for all home seamstresses. Contributors include:

  • Patty Young (MODKID Designs)
  • Kaari Meng (French General)
  • Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree & Co.)
  • Kathy Mack (Pink Chalk Studio)
  • Dolin O’Shea (Lulu Bliss)
  • Lisa Carroccio (Domestic Diva’s Disasters)
  • Alexia Marcelle Abegg (Green Bee Patterns)
  • Heather Niziolek (Goosie Girl)
  • Melissa Stramel (Lilac Lane)
  • Jaime Morrison Curtis and Jacinda Boneau (Prudent Baby)
  • Karen LePage (One Girl Circus)
  • Jennifer Hagedorn (Tie Dye Diva Designs)
  • Shelly Figueroa (Figgy’s Patterns)
  • Bonnie Shaffer (Hats with a Past)
  • Jessica Christian (Craftiness is Not Optional)
  • Bari J. Ackerman (Bari J.)
  • Mary Abreu (Confessions of a Craft Addict)
  • Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom)
  • Irene Rodegerdts (Mushroom Villagers)
  • Anneliese S. (Aesthetic Nest)
  • Linda and Scott Hansen (Miss Mabel Studio and Blue Nickel Studios)
  • Betz White (
  • Kim Christopherson (
  • Melissa Averinos (
  • Val Pillow & Anne Maxfield (Pillow & Maxfield)

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  2. I received this item and tried it in my car and wouldnt work unless i wiggled it (on the car end not phone, phone side fit snug) and still didnt stay on. I then contacted the seller, they were quick on sending me a new one. I then received the new one and had the same problem with it. I assumed since it was a Samsung product i wouldnt have a problem with it. I then tried my friends Verizon car charger and it works fine. I wasnt keen on the product but seller was great! Since the seller was great i won’t ask for a refund.

  3. I liked 1632 enough to buy the sequel in hardcover. Whoops. The series dropped off fast, in my estimation.I think the masterpiece of that tiny genre is still S.M. Stirling's Nantucket series; he doesn't even get too carried away with Wiccan lesbian bondage ninjas (a peculiar recurring feature of Stirling's books…)

  4. I do agree the Pro Bowl is something the NFL should be paying a city to host and not the other way around…”crappy” event indeed. Maybe Philadelphia…since we’re so “crappy?” (another shameless plug for lifeattitudes blog…post called “Philadelphia Is Crap”)

  5. What inspirse me is a few things. I’ll list them. 1) Jews who made it through the holocaust and survived. That’s amazing.2) My mother. She has been through hard times and still is a great mom and nice person.3) (And the most important one) Nature. I never stop being amazed by G-d’s creation and find inspiration in it. 04/11/2012 | 9:07 PM  

  6. Per favore, ragazzi, cerchiamo di essere prudenti, attribuendo opinioni a Cristo….Il problema è alquanto imbarazzante, però. Posso dire una sciocchezza che a me non sembra tanto sciocca? La chiesa deve , secondo Minstrel, avere a disposizione tante ricchezze? Beh, non ne sono certo : Cristo non ce le aveva, eppure ha cambiato il mondo.La chiesa ce le ha e pare che siano più d’impaccio che altro….[E vi chiedo scusa se vi sembra una scemenza…]

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  10. Posted on Nie 72 godziny, tylko do 72 godzin, czyli do tyle ile zwykle trwa autoryzowanie transakcji. Åšmiem zgadywać, że 99,99% osób które kupiÄ… tak grÄ™ nawet nie bÄ™dzie wiedziaÅ‚o, że miaÅ‚o Starter Packa.Poza tym dokÅ‚adnie tak samo dziaÅ‚a WoW i jakoÅ› nikt nigdy nie rwaÅ‚ sobie z tego powodu wÅ‚osów z gÅ‚owy. Równie dobrze Cubi mógÅ‚byÅ› opublikować nastÄ™pny post – Blizzard pozwala grać w Diablo 3 zanim zapÅ‚acisz za grÄ™.

  11. Both.Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. They probably fall into this category. Spue is the same as vomit.References : Was this answer helpful?

  12. How anyone –McCain included — can square purportedly conservative principles with a total lack of regard for sovereignty is beyond me.Essentially they are liberals. They don't see America as an actual nation but a mere abstraction. Stephen Moore's universal economic principles trump nationhood.

  13. That is definitely true. The fish curry mom prepares is far better than the ones our cook makes even though he uses the same ingredients.Hopefully the tech problems seem to be over now. But god knows when they start again. Can’t rely on BSNL broadband service much.

  14. Assouline,Comme le propagandiste MAC (j’ai vu qu’il était ainsi surnommé ici) vous semblez obséder par Tarik Ramadan. Il faut croire que la vérité sur la propagande qui consiste à travers ce salon du livre à fêter les 60 ans d’un état barbare, colonial et criminel en dérange plus d’un…

  15. I kinda took a break from Xenoblade as I got to the SNOW LEVEL and I hate snow levels. Even the daytime music is so terrible I have to switch to night. Then the next level is NAVIGATION HELL! >_< There's platforms and ramps everywhere. I was hoping to a new town to do quests for but NOOOoo.So I went and watched anime mostly and played different Wii games I'll get back to the Dunban Chronicles in time.

  16. Per respondere a Pietro, posso dire che la settimana tipo non prevede le uscite alte le respite di pugno, cosi’ come non sono indicate esercitazioni di rilanci e di attacco alla palla. in realta’ dire lavoro tecnico e’ molto generico, mentre sulla forza sei molto attento. inoltre non leggo il lavoro di muscolazione degli arti superiori. per quanto riguarda le toccata pliometriche e’ ovvio che dipende dagli atleti a disposizione e ovviamente seguendo il principio della gradualita’ riuscirai a calibrare l’allenamento.

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  19. > lamid et La_Mer : » La vingt cinquième heure  » est un roman de Virgil Gheorghiu qui traite de la déshumanisation de nos sociétés, où les individus sont ballotés entre diverses « catégories » au point d’en perdre leur identité.H. Verneuil en a fait un film avec Anthony Quin et dont la seule héroïne était Virna Lisi.Quant à Zweig, cité par lamid, il a écrit  » Vingt – quatre heures de la vie d’une femme ».

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