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. Le 04/05/2008 à 12h18 Je suis dans un bahut paumé où le comble de l’élégance masculine est de porter un bonnet rasta & des basket trop larges. Parallèlement, on s’était moqué de moi parce-que je portais des talons, des collants bariolés & que je me teignais les cheveux. Alors, OUI, on est toujours le ringard de qu.un. Mais le mieux, c’est de ce dire q’au fond, on s’en tape. Parce-que si So avait voulue être chic par rapport à la mamie, elle aurait dû avoir une veste pareille!! :raie:

  2. Mabel,Great post! As a leader in the media business, we won’t survive without constant change and that requires differences of opinion in constructive ways. Glad to see you are still doing well at Kenan Flagler. I miss my days there, particularly since I am now buried in two feet of snow….

  3. Taasko me ollaan lääketehtailijoiden kirjoilla? Missä perkeleessä mun kuukausipalkkani taas viipyy?Tästä tulikin mieleeni, että jos sitä palkkaa ei ilmesty ensi viikolla tililleni, niin kirjoitan kirja-arvostelun eräästä David Woottonin Bad Medicine – Doctors doing harm since Hippocrates -kirjasta. BigPharma ei halua, että minä kirjoitan sen arvostelun!

  4. tesoro mio anche per me questa afa e questo caldo azzeccoso mi sta mettendo ko per di piu sto prendendo degli antibiotici quindi nn ti dico….cmq tornando allo shopping trovo azzeccatissima (cosa che faccio anch'io)ovvero buttarsi nello shopping selvaggio quando ci sono i saldi…per poterlo fare tutti i giorni ci vorrebbe un cambio di piedi e un portafoglio a fisarmonica:D!!!bellissime le nuove foto di malta e dello splendido meracto con tutti quei prodotti gustosi e splendida tu che raccogli il sale naturale al 100%!!!un mega bacione grandisssssssssimo,imma

  5. No quiero las olimpiadas. No hay ninguna posibilidad de que, después de las del 2012 en Londres, den a Madrid las olimpiadas del 2016. Pero se van a dilapidar una cantidad enorme de recursos en pijadas y publicidad.El PSOE e IU no quieren asumir el descrédito de no apuntarse al patrioterismo de las olimpiadas, pero que el fracaso se lo coma solito Gallardón.

  6. Hahah. This review was made of awesome, which was to be expected, when presented with such fine material to start with! Heh. Maybe I can shapeshift into someone who’s gotten to the end of this book alreadyMy thoughts exactly. It felt like a mini-book just added on at the end.I giggle to myself every time I read “Fursplode!” and I think of it like in old cartoons. My visual is something like a Batman cartoon, but instead of the POW, it’s a big FURSPLODE plastered across Jacob’s face. Good times.

  7. Coronel:a fraude queniana falou: “tenho de dizer que como eu cresci no Havaí,”falou a verdade! Ele só cresceu no Havaí: não nasceu no Havaí! Nasceu no Quênia. Às vezes a verdade se infiltra nas conversas, sem que o cidadão se dê conta.Mas nem foi a verdade inteira, pois frequentou uma escola na Indonèsia, onde seu histórico atesta que era muçulmano. Seu nome então: Barry Soetoro.Hereticus

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  9. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Secret Garden, A Wrinkle in Time, the Little House books….too many more to remember, those spring to mind. A Ray Bradbury book called Dandelion Wine. Books by Elizabeth Enright…”The Saturdays” “The Four-Story Mistake.” (I think I’m a generation older than you are, those are hard to find now.)

  10. آقایان نترس که از دوربین واهمه ندارید!!!پس چرا وقتی سبزها دوربین دست می گیرند و از صحنه های درگیری فیلمبرداری می کنند دستگیرشان می کنید؟اگر قبول ندارید به خاطرات دوستانتان در وبلاگهایشان مراجعه کنید.

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  12. Toto co tutaj jest napisane to jest całkowicie do niczego. Mówię, że aż się oglądać nie chce tych tu ustawicznych narzekań, a że coś bez sensu, a bo coś tam się nie podoba. Ludzie dajcie spokój już z tymi nażekaniami.

  13. "Had computer time." 😀 Sometimes my friend comes over and all we do the whole time is go on the computer. I envy you – I wish I could spend my morning talking to Michael Aranda! (I LOVE Michael Aranda!) Oh, The Time Traveler's Wife. The book is SO MUCH BETTER than the movie! What're you filming? I'm sure it went great!

  14. Meh. Panic button not pushed for me yet. When the rotations are finalized and we don’t have 5 bench players on the floor at the same time, then we can judge. Sloppy play led to turnovers, but I expect that those will decrease dramatically when all of our players get used to playing together. Just tap the brakes a little guys. At halftime we had someone gleefully talking about 82-0. Just hold on at least until the first 10 games of the season.

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  17. Héhé très bon. C’est vrai que Lagarde est crédible. Elle était invitée du Daily Show (sur Comedy Central), elle a fait une bonne prestation, dans l’ensemble. Elle a un accent assez marqué mais sans plus. Le petit Nicolas qui parle anglais comme une vache hongroise, ça fait pas super crédible.

  18. Ya te envié mi respuesta con respecto al NUEVO VIDEO incompleto (totalmente renovado, técnicas, cartas, etc) y te demostré que eran mentiritas piadosas como las de todo mago, pero mentiritas. Esto queda aqui y espero tu silencio (no espero que pidas perdón, solo dios perdona y además no es para tanto.El mensaje anterior nunca fue privado, solo que lo habrás leído del correo que te manda el blog a tu cuenta de correo y creiste que yo te mandaba un mail, pero no, era un mensaje publicado aqui el anterior mio.Saludos

  19. I also saw the movie, and I agree that it is very interesting to see the inner-workings of America's school systems. This isn't something that many people ever see, and it can only help to stir the debate and spur some action in our overpopulated and underperforming schools. Well written, and I also recommend this movie to others!Disclosure: I work for K12, Inc and found your post through a colleague. -Scott

  20. Denok : Si dans un discours célèbre Baldur von Schirach a bien prononcé la phrase que vous dites, il ne faisait que citer une réplique de la pièce du dramaturge nazi Hanns Jost : *Schlageter*. Encore l’exaltation d’un martyr pour la bonne cause, puisque Leo Schlageter (d’ailleurs militant communiste !) avait été exécuté pour sabotage par les Français pendant l’occupation de la Ruhr… ce qui ne nous dispense pas aujourd’hui de rendre à César ce qui est à César !

  21. Ma allo stesso tempo sappiamo che Motorola presenterà il suo tablet con Honeycomb il prossimo 6 Gennaio al CES di Las Vegas, possibile che Google aspetti così tanto? Secondo me anche Google farà il suo annuncio di Honeycomb al CES, e data la vicinanza con il lancio di Gingerbread azzardo l’ipotesi che se quest’ultimo è per gli smartphone, Honeycomb sarà solo per i tablet, rimandando a Marzo il possibile lancio di Ice Cream.

  22. Qué tiene de simpática esta mina? Sólo puede verse mejorada en fotos, porque hablando es un fiasco. Es vulgar. Parece un travesti. CAmina como un simio, con el perdónd e esta especie. Se mueve como un verdadero chipancé. Es poco femenina. Es rasca en su máxima expresión.Talvez, la TV debiera replantearse respecto de mostrar a todas estas personas que aportan cero y gana miles.

  23. Bravo!! ça déchire!Pour les études, moi je reste persuadée que c’est ce qu’on fait en plus en dehors qui nous apporte ce petit plus qui nous fera vraiment avancer. Après tout, il ne tient qu’à nous d’avancer, d’évoluer et de se faire une carrière, qu’on soit doué ou bien malin.

  24. White text on black is at least more or less readable. I’ve seen all too many other combinations that are much harder–red on black, for instance, or red on green which for some people with impaired color vision can be completely invisible. And I’ve seen some shades of gray on white or dark gray that totally elude my failing vision.

  25. Skorceni saka:Protams,ka nedrÄ«kst par to runāt!Kā savādāk sanāks,ka uzvarÄ“tājarmija un at reizÄ“ tautu atbrÄ«votājarmija bÅ«s tikai” mazlietiņ “noziegusies pret cilvÄ“ci.Es noskatÄ«jos vienu dok.filmu par to variantu,tad tur bija pavisam savādāk.krievi izskatÄ«jās pavisam kā parasti cietÄ“jiņi,kas ir pilnÄ«gi pretÄ“ji faktiem.lai sarkanie krievžīdu mÄ“rkaÄ·i paosta savas pakaļas paÅ¡i,tad redzÄ“s pÄ“c kā tās smirdÄ“s….

  26. Han har faktist förändrats, past is the past, du har själv gjort nått dåligt som du vill ändra på. Chris Rihanna är tillsammans igen. När du har slutat skvalkerblogga, o folk vet vem du är, kanske folk misshandlar dig på gatan, de där storbloggaarna, o när de gör det kommer du önska att du inte drev en skvallerblogg!

  27. WOW! das prjekt ist ja echt super krass. Sieht echt klasse aus, was du da gemacht hast. Und soo viel Arbeit! Da kannst du wirklich stolz auf dich sein Achja: einer der Links zu den vorherigen teilen ist falsch. Teil 3 muss man sich so raussuchen und stolpert dabei über die ganzen anderen spannenden Artikel Liebe Grüße!

  28. Grand poteau ! Merci pour prendre le temps d’écrire quelque chose qui est réellement en valeur la lecture. Trop souvent je trouve l’information inutile et pas quelque chose qui sont réellement appropriées. Merci pour votre dur labeur.

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