My book! Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects

Friends, I’m so excited to share that my book, “Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects”. This project has been two years in the making and will be published by Stash Books, in June 2019.

I love making beautiful things, maybe a bit obsessively so, and it’s been a dream to create my first sewing book. I had such a specific vision for this and knew that I wanted it to be first and foremost inspiring, instructive, encouraging, fashionable and full of exciting projects. I have loved writing this book, and I hope that you’re going to enjoy reading and sewing from it.


This book brings style and attention to designing and sewing your own bags. It features step by step instructions (with pictures!) to make 13 different purses, totes, clutches, and drawstring bags. My goal when writing this, was to create a book filled with projects that you’ll want to make again and again.

Not only are the projects unique and fun, but the book is also beautifully produced (something that you’ve come to expect from all C&T Publishing.) It is a paperback book with a cover that I illustrated, featuring several of the book’s projects. Also included are two large removable sheets of full-sized pattern pieces for each project.

The book begins shipping next spring, but it is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Once it is released, I’ll also make autographed copies available on my website and in the shop.

Look for some glimpses of the book over the coming months, and start checking existing projects off your sewing list-because I think you’ll want to make several projects from this book!