2017 VDTA Convention


Hold Everything
A new book by Pam Damour and Betty Mitchell

Now you can make bags, totes and more to hold everything in your world.
Pam Damour and Betty Mitchell bring you 30 great projects to sew and enjoy!

Hold Everything: Purses, Totes and More
189 Pages, Hardcover
© 2017 Copyright Pam Damour
ISBN: 978-0-9848425-7-5

Hold Everything: Purses, Totes and More by Pam Damour and Betty Mitchell presents the ultimate guide for sewing any type of clutch, bag, case, lanyard, you name it! Filled with projects from very easy to the extremely complicated as indicated by the signature "spools of difficulty," this book will inspire you to create handy gifts for others while adding a slew of new "carry-somes" and carryalls to your cache.

With attention to workroom methods and time-saving techniques, Hold Everything offers instructions that are straightforward and accessible. Choose from projects like a Yoga Mat Bag, Cell Phone Wallet, New and Improved Expandable Zipper Bag, and more!
Projects are divided into categories including Organizers, Sew on the Go, Projects using Precuts, and Bags that Hold MORE. As a brand new feature, a camera icon in the text denotes a video tutorial available online at PamDamour.com.

Hold Everything was written with all skill levels in mind, as the opening pages include Basic Instructions for embroidery basics, continuous bias, and zipper insertion. The book ends with a Glossary of Terms and Product List so even learners can feel comfortable with their blossoming skills and keep pace. Additionally, the book comes with a CD for added content with pattern and monogramming information.

Trust me, with so many great features, you won't want to put this book down!

Pam Damour and Betty MitchellAbout the Authors:
Pam Damour is known as the "Decorating Diva," an interior designer by profession and quilter by passion. She travels internationally, teaching her specialty techniques, and also serves as an educator for sewing retreats. She is the author of Pillow Talk, Cheaper by the Dozen, Got Quilts?, The Tangled Home, and more. To attend one of Pam's events, contact your local sewing store or go to www.PamDamour.com.

Betty Mitchell began her love affair with the sewing machine at the age of eight, and went on to teach Family and Consumer Sciences for 30 years. After "retiring" to work for sewing machine dealers in Florida, she began teaching at national dealer conventions, various sewing and quilting shows, as well as local and regional sewing guilds. She continues to teach at a couple of local, Kentucky stores and says, "In the end, it's just a bunch of thread and fiber to have fun with!"

Reprinted from SQE Professional, July 2017