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)

4,716 thoughts on “Books

  1. Boa noite, fiz a minha abdominoplastia e lipoescultura dia 10/02 e estou satisfeita.Só doe a lipo a abdominoplastoa nao doe, é chato a recuperacao, mas vale muito a pena. Ja sinto a diferenca apesar do inchaco, o risco é igual a atravessar a rua e pegar um aviao, nao dar para viver pensando em morte, faria novamente com certeza ja me sinto outra pessoa, depois de tres filhos….

  2. Boa noite SusanaComo corre a semana?Continuo a ter problemas com a entrada no São Teotónio. Será porque o nome está escrito em galego (Collégio São Teutónio)? É possível corrigir?No poster aparece em português…Espero que aí não haja tanto trabalho como por aquiMaria da Luz Campos

  3. I do agree with Mr. Khamkar. Infact I was also planning to invest in Wai but in initial survey I realize all the fact mentioned by Mr. Khamkar are true.1.Infrastructure is not good.2.Power/water supply is not good.3.Even in WAI MIDC not big shot companies and even not heard in near future plans.Better to invest in Pune and around 40km which will in boom in near future.

  4. setuju gus ….anak jaman sekarang kurang menghormati apa yang telah di anugerahkan kepada dirinya. bukan orang lain, saya ataupun anda pernah melakukannya. salut untuk kamu, ini bisa menjadi tulisan " saling mengingatkan " karena kita adalah manusia….seorang bijak pernah menulis. Nama Adalah Warisan Nyata Dari Orang Tua, Maka hargailah …..Catatan menarik Gus …… :sup: :sup:

  5. pour votre témoignage qui nous aide à réfléchir à partir d’un cas vécu. J’ai bien aimé aussi entendre sur les ondes l’avis de Boris Cyrulnik, (pour lequel j’ai beaucoup d’admiration), avis que je trouve très nuancé.Il n’a pas remarqué de problème spécifiques chez les enfants élevés par des couples homosexuels qu’il a reçu en consultation mais il demande au gouvernement une étude sérieuse sur la question avant de légiférer sur l’adoption et la PMA (si j’ai bien compris ses propos).

  6. serra não, aqui em são paulo ele só fez muito foi pegaligios, vendeu o unico Banco do estado para o Banco do Brasil, ai vai la no sul dizer que vai duplicar a Rod, ele vai criar pedagios e impostos como crio aqui em são paulo, nós pagamos os maiores impotos do Brasil. serra não nei para Governador aqui em são paulo ele não ganha mais.

  7. Which is better:a built in wardrobe closet or a “movable” wardrobe closet?Just curious about the answer.Have a really old closet my great great grandfather built(ma calls it a chiferobe) and it still works. It has scratches and broken molding but other then that all the drawers move in/out and both doors open/close (just needs the glass replaced).NO! My ma would kill me if I sold it. just curious about which is better.

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  9. January 27, 2011Thank you so much. It warmed me to read my entries are somewhat a pleasure to read. 🙂 I also thank you for the encouragement, if God did not give us brothers and sisters to push each other–man, I’d be down longer! *Hug*

  10. A voir les documentaires Cocain Cowboys 1 et 2; Jon Robert était respnsable avec Mickey Munday du transfert de la cocaine de la Colombie (Famille Don Choa du cartel de Medellin) vers Miami (Griselda Blanco Maraine de la cocaine au USA) en passant par le blanchiment d’argent au Pananma (Général Noriega).

  11. Modern Sonic is great, however Classic Sonic from the Classic Mega Drive Series is my Favourite (including Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog ) and also it seen cute :aww: maybe it show Modern Tails & Classic Tails, Modern Knuckles & Classic Knuckles, Modern Amy Rose, Classic Amy Rose finally Modern Dr.Eggman (Dr.Robotnik) & Classic Dr.Robotnik (Dr.Eggman) (unless it will use AOSTH Dr.Robotnik watch out for Momma Robotnik she more mad that Dr.Robotnik) :giggle: ^v^ “chao”

  12. Oui, bon, j’ai l’air épais. En plus, l’article de Wikipedia explique le problème de façon très claire. La première fois que je l’ai lu, j’étais convaincu que les probabilités passaient à 50:50 à partir du moment qu’il n’y a plus que 2 portes.

  13. Inteleg ca depinde pe ce te focalizezi: daca te focalizezi pe ideea de GO, faci orice pentru un concurs cat mai bun si atunci “orice” cuprinde si numele cu tot ce inseamna el, sau te focalizezi pe ceea ce poti, si faci concursul “tau”, bun, rau … dupa posibilitati si aspiratii.

  14. Geleng kapla ape kena ngan bebudak jongos ni asyik bertekak ajee…kisah result spm pulak.Orang berjaya melangit pun x heboh….merendahlah diri sikit.Bak kata pepatah tong kosong bunyinya kuat….gedegang….gedegong…tingtong….kong….kong….bumbam…bumbam….pumperam2…..dah jadi macam penghuni estet pulakkkkk…..malu le sikit.mana mali niiiiii……

  15. I dressed my 6 foot tall 15 year old son in an old lady dress, put a stuffed baby sleeper on his back and a baby bonnet on his head. Then I made an old lady head and hung it under his face. It looked like an old lady with a really ugly baby on her back. It was hilarious. There was a policeman cruising the neighborhood while he was out trick or treating. He stopped to take a closer look.

  16. куда делся Раиль Алексеевич? Почему убрали с поста директора этого выдающегося человека! Позор областному министру ообразования! Мы жалобу подидим коллективную! До губернатора дойдём!

  17. Thanks for the tips. I tend to avoid Chabon anyway, but I was tempted by the JK Rowling.Anyway, if you haven’t yet done so, I recommend that you read “Cloud Atlas”. You should read it before you see the movie, and since you MUST see the movie… Perhaps it will restore your faith in the novel.

  18. The reason why that hamster keep running into walls is because its vision is not very good and thus it keeps running into wall, I think. And also I have no idea which is better, let it stays in its cage or put them in a hamster ball occassionally… I wish hamster can talk and tell me whichever they prefer I will let them.

  19. I’m 70 years old and picked Chess for my mental exercise during 2009. Hey ! It’s working ! The Guide is really very clear and presents Chess in an interesting way so one doesn’t get lost or overwhelmed by it. Great book to start Chess with.

  20. Poxa vida, eu comprei um protetor Anthelios da La Roche semana passada e ñ sabia q tinha com cor de base =( … Bem, mas se ajudar na dúvida de vcs, o meu é Anthelios AC FPS40 e na embalagem vem especificando q a fórmula é para pele oleosa ou acneica, ou seja, ñ dá brilho nenhum na pele… Mas ñ sei se todos os Anthelios são iguais né… Bjs!

  21. / Oi. Na aula de fenômenos culturais e religiosos, o grupo de colegas que levou um mestre do hinduísmo, aprendi que os hisduístas meditam com mantras e instrumentos musicais. Jesus também meditava ele nos explicou. E o mala que é tipo um rosário dos católicos, para os budistas, serve para recitar frases e colocar a mente em contato com sua essência, a bondade!é uma experiencia muito boa estar em contato com todas as religiões, aprender e perder preconceitos.Gostei deste comentário ou não: 3

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  23. Assuming that a US national changes citizenship in July 2008, is he still liable to pay income tax to the US government for the period from January to June 2008? or the whole year of 2008? I heared there’s a rule in he US Law that still subject the US national to taxation if the reason for his change in citizenship is to avoid payment US income tax…

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