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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  1. Hola Mercedes!Seguramente tendrás que seguir el link que te proponen para que quede confirmado que la dirección de mail corresponde a quien solicitó la suscripción. De ese modo estarás recibiendo en tu casilla de mail cada nueva actualización que hagamos en el blog.Un abrazo,Alejandra y Carlos

  2. 1 marzo, 2010match53Mi primer ADSL fue telefónica, pero ya hace años me pase a Jazztel, modalidad 20 Mg, y tengo que decir que hasta hoy es una maravilla, aunque no voy a 20, si no que trabajo en unos 12 mg en descarga, aunque tengo una central digital y no muy lejos de mi casa,Saludos.  

  3. Wow. How would you like to be a member of the Vancouver Police Force charged with and sworn to enforce the laws of our country, province and city? Nothing like numb nuts politicians to make the police second guess what the hell they are supposed to do in such situations. Perhaps everyone should stop enforcing the drug laws in Vancouver so that the people get to experience the effects of rampant political subversion and stupidity first hand. Whether marijuana should or should not be decriminalized is another matter entirely.

  4. I do low cost or free haircuts for all military past and present, but I’m not sure if that counts as a good deed. I also give free haircuts to any of the city’s homeless that will take me up on it. If anyone from a shelter or in foster care comes to me (referrals)I will be happy to give them free haircuts too. My goal is to help people to look better so they can feel better. It’s my way of saying thanks.

  5. well; here is the same; only that the people here a more stupid that they do not see it happening. need to wake up it is 2012this country is not an exception, recession remind you of something happening ???? jejeje at least we know it.

  6. Got the recording nearly two weeks ago (thanks to Dress Circle shipping early!) and love it. Your description of it as a radio play is 100% spot on – it’s like sitting in the theatre listening to the show all over again. Many congrats to you and the engineers, as well as the cast and orchestra of the Donmar production and the wonderful chaps at First Night

  7. Cute card! And good luck with the weight loss! You can always come turbo kick with me, hehe:-) Maybe at convention???? 🙂 I know how hard it is…I biked for about 5 or 6 miles today but then went after the peanut butter jar with a spoon…all was for not! Oh well…let's do MORE stamping and LESS eating, mkkkkk?

  8. I thought the Democrats hated the Boy Scouts because they did not want to let gays be scout leaders and now we find that the Democrats are happy to use these terrible people if it gets them elected. Yet another case of the total and utter hypocrisy of the left.

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  13. Hi JonIt’s lovely to meet you here in Joanna’s sitting room, too. Thanks for your feedback. Do you think that the images are clear and memorable because the writing is simple? Or is that just a by-product of the writing itself?Anyway, I’m very much looking forward to seeing your contribution some time soon – Joanna?Emma

  14. Dag Bartho, ik hoop werkelijk dat jullie idee mag landen op tal van plekken. Wat ik vind het een prachtig initiatief dat het verdient zich te manifesteren bij een groter publiek. Jullie presentatieweekend was mooi en inspiratievol, vanuit verschillende perspectieven. Veel succes met de verder realisatie. WL Rita

  15. The museum is a beautiful tribute for all of us, but especially those men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice for which we carry their honor throughout our lives. In, and out of the Corps. Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine. Semper Fidelis.

  16. Once again, this blog is just crap. You’re “thoughts” are just not worth commenting on, Limbaugh of the “left.” Or just Limbaugh? You invariably undermine what you profess to support, so I think its fair to wonder of you’re merely an angry moron or an agent provocateur.Readers beware.

  17. just read you’ll see, she was right. I read through the whole series in 4 days and loved it. Now I’m telling all my book lov­ing friends and count­ing down to Hol­low!They are f-ed up and flawed, but real Karina. I love your writing.

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  20. That last paragraph: thank you. I’ve never read her blog but I’m sick of over-privileged entitled fucking bitches in general who get to stay home throughout their pregnancy and still find ways to pretend like life is rough. I’m due in 3 weeks and still riding a desk for 9 hours a day after a 40 minute commute. Preparing for labor = doing kegels in my non-ergo chair and trying not to fall asleep or throw up in meetings.

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  28. It’s nice to connect with other readers who agree with me. I think all of this just gives us more motivation to make our own blogs amazing. I agree about the magazine feel. And that is fine. But hey, that isn’t what I want to read, and that isn’t what made me like the blog to begin with.

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  34. Kevin, I should have responded earlier, but I was thrilled that you stopped by and commented. (One of your comments on the BCC “Signs, Appearances, and Bloggers” post reminded me that I hadn’t yet responded to your comment on my own blog!) Trent, always nice to see you. Definitely think if we found some fatter lugers (lugists?) we could see some new WRs set.

  35. Hi Peter,I posted elsewhere in your FAQs on Exchange about how pleased I am with MailShot (esp. when I realised I wouldn’t be charged twice for the in-app upgrade!). One question for you, while Contacts Groups are syncing between my iPad & iPhone via iCloud, the MailShot groups are not syncing between the devices. I note above you recommend NOT to manage a group on multiple devices. Do you have plans to sync MailShot groups in a later release?Thanks once again for a great app – it fills a HUGE gap in iPad/iPhone mail functionality.Regards,Robert

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