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  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 17 August 2016
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781617452901
  • Stock: 11 in stock
  • Size: 204x254 mm
  • Illustrations: 220
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: £17.99
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Hack That Tote!


Mix & Match Elements to Create Your Perfect Bag by Mary Abreu

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Book Description

One pattern ... infinite looks! With simple tweaks, you can reinvent the basic tote 11 ways, sewing useful projects like a backpack, messenger bag, laundry duffel and stylish cross-body purse. Create your perfect carry-all 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.

About the Author

About Mary Abreu

Mary Abreu left the newsroom after an award-winning journalism career to pursue sewing. Today she works as a seamstress for movie productions and teaches sewing, pattern drafting and hacking and costuming for children. She lives with her family near Atlanta. confessionsofacraftaddict.com



A wonderful book to transform totes and bags by picking and mixing, changing size, shape, pockets and more to achieve the bag you want. Youll find expert tips and all you need to know to make that bag yours. Easy cutting instructions for great results. The 11 bags include purses, shoulder bags, drawstring, bottle bag, nested boxes and totes. Learn the basic bag pattern and how to alter it. Divide, shrink, add or decorate to suit your style. Different fabrics can give a very different look. Includes reverse applique, quilting, zips, frame, flaps and pockets. All techniques explained and full step-by-step instructions included with good photos. This is a great book with very usable patterns for all skill levels.

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