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’ll be turning 50 in a few months…I’ve progressed to the rank of 3rd degree brown. But the testing is intense- 3 hours or more. I find that I’m getting fearful of pushing myself to the limit like that–you hear so much about people keeling over in their late 40′s, early 50′s. I’m in much better-than-average shape and people don’t believe I’ll be 50. My joints are starting to more sore as I get older. How can I deal with this new-found concern ?

  3. It would be an even better test if done a week with a celebration in it. There are some things I only bring out for a special occasion that I’d really miss not having.Great idea, though. We have too much stuff. I designed a small kitchen because I like cozy kitchens, but it is getting overrun with crap.

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  5. I don’t pay the 100 baht entrance – if you just say ‘Jai Laew’ to them and walk through they laugh – anyway, fucking bullshit and racist – cos i’m the wrong colour (white) I have to pay – imagine in America or Europe if they only charged you according to your race! lol there would be riots!

  6. Che lo scopo di Martini magari non fosse quello che la Chiesa cattolica fosse presa a schiaffi e ridicolizzata dai suoi detrattori è probabile, ma allora dobbiamo dire che NOn ha per niente raggiunto il suo scopo..( aproposito dopo tutto quel dialogare che ha fatto, coi non-credenti, quanti ne ha convertiti al Cristo ?? nessuno…)

  7. Tina Nordströmin vinkki kypsien avokadojen ostoon on painelun sijaan tarkastaa, onko toisen pään “nuppi” paikoillaan. Jos se on irronnut, hedelmän pitäisi olla kypsä. Toistaiseksi en ole vielä uskaltanut luottaa tähän merkkiin, tuntuvat joskus niin kovilta. Tinaa ei kuitenkaan tee mieli epäillä. Kotona avokadojen kypsymistä voi jouduttaa käärimällä ne sanomalehteen. Avokado (eli alligaattoripäärynä kuten tänään kirjasta luin) on überhyvää superruokaa. 🙂

  8. Fill a large plastic zip-loc bag with the water from your Triops container. Then, put them in the bag, blow some air in the nearly-closed bag, and float it in your new tank so the water in the bag will be the same temp as the new tank’s. Keep it this way 20 mins. at least before releasing the fish to the new water.Done it many times

  9. Lassen Sie mich raten: das muss die VKB gewesen sein. Einer unserer Mittarbeiter hat bei regelmäßigen Erinnerungs- und dann Beschwerdeschreiben 9 Monate auf einen Policennachtrag zur Umstellung einer Direktversicherung auf den neuen Arbeitgeber gewartet. In dieser Zeit setzen andere ein Kind in die Welt, die Versicherung kann nicht einmal 3 Seiten Nachtrag erstellen.  OBAGO  

  10. Sadly, your snark about anime dorks made me google trawl for derringers in cartoons. Only one example to be found: Shiho Sannomiya, a ten year old psychic girl with an admirable daily carry policy. The Japanese probably don't know much about any guns you don't see in action movies…

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  12. Hm, das ist seltsam. Ich kann mich zwar anmelden, aber sobald ich irgendeine andere Seite aufrufe, bin ich wieder abgemeldet.Ich vermute, daß irgendwo bei der Benutzerverwaltung etwas falsch konfiguriert ist, vielleicht fehlt irgendwo die Zuordnung, in welchem SysOrdner die Userdaten gespeichert werden oder so. Aber mehr kann ich so leider nicht sagen.

  13. – Fantastic story Terry. I, like so many others have often wkeald by the homeless wondering about their lives but not willing to spend the time to find out. Barry shows us that they are real people with real feelings. I certainly hope he is getting the care required at this stage in his life.  

  14. What people want to do in the privacy of their own home is none of my business. When people want to stalk for sex in a public park paid for by MY TAX DOLLARS, it is not safe for me, my wife, and my kids to use or frequent. There is no room for sexually deviant public meeting places in the county budget, they are on their own. Better not use our public parks or FT will put your picture on the front page, and throw you to the sharks.

  15. Alors ça, pour une nouvelle !! Je ne m’y attendais absolument pas !Je suis plutôt enthousiaste car au point où en était Lucas, il n’y aurait eu aucune suite à SW. Maintenant, tout espoir renaît !Et je suis confiant en Disney, les films sont de qualités.Du moment qu’ils ne nous sortent pas des Jar Jar Binks ou trucs dans ce genre dans les futurs épisodes.

  16. Olaresssss, Biaaaaaaaa Td bem?Bia vc usa qual protetor mesmo? estava tentando lembrar na farmacia e não consegui, já que vc tem pele oleosa que nem a minha neh, estou pesquisando assim que o meu acabar já compro outro para experimentar neh flor………não aguentou vejo tantos posts que quero inovar , conhecer outros produtos………Boa semana Kerida!!!!!!!!!!Bjos iluminados

  17. dit :J’adorais lancer cet atelier quand j’étais animatrice de centre de loisirs!Par contre je ne faisais que des crocodiles et des fleurs, le chien je n’ai jamais eu l’idée, je garde pour mes filles pour plus tard, ça l’air d’être le même principe que le crocodile!Y a d’autres modèles?

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