This week we are making a reversible crossbody handbag, plus a method of adding an extra pocket to it that works for the fabric and vinyl reversible tote bag as well (we made this a couple of weeks ago). Reversible Fabric Vinyl Tote Bag – New Free Pattern I am providing you … Continue reading →
Hasn’t the summer break been great this year? For me, I had a great couple of weeks staycation here on Cayman and enjoyed some fabulous scuba diving. At the time of writing, we’ve not had any hurricanes (fingers crossed) and we’ve still got plenty of summer weather to look forward … Continue reading →
When I sewed my Woven Fabric Pillow, I wanted to make a nice edge to the woven front panel, where it joined to the plain back. Adding in some piping also helped to give the cover a nice shape and definition. But the focus of my project was really the … Continue reading →
Thinking of traveling again after the lockdowns? Going on a business trip? Preparing for that long-awaited vacation with friends? Planning to be on a solo journey to give yourself that break you deserve? Traveling, even its planning stage, is already too exciting, isn’t it? It is! Until you reach the … Continue reading →
This week we are going to make a reversible fabric vinyl tote bag from a new free pattern. I had planned to make a new skirt pattern but I just didn’t have the right fabric. After our recent house move, this is the state of my sewing/art room at the … Continue reading →
Ah ha – the age-old question. Should we keep our sewing scissors just for cutting fabric? Will cutting paper somehow ‘dull’ the scissors, make them less sharp, or less able to cut fabric if we dare to cut paper with them as well? Is this just an urban myth? Did … Continue reading →
Many people would only associate reusable shopping bags with zero-waste sewing projects. However, we’ve discovered that there’s really a lot more you can sew to limit and even eliminate your waste stream. One of the trends going around our neighborhood at the moment is “zero-waste.” The idea is a noble … Continue reading →
A lot has been written about the many benefits of quilting, but it is only in the last couple of years that scientists and scholars really started to study this claim. A long time ago, quilting was done for a very practical reason –to keep the family warm especially during … Continue reading →
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS. One of our most popular giveaways ever, the Brother Serger Giveaway, ended a couple of days ago. There were almost 33,000 entries so the participation was really fantastic! Doreen S. from Eagle … Continue reading →
Belt bags, fanny packs, banana bags, bum bags, etc. –there are many names for them, but those super convenient bags or pouches that go around your waist or attach to your belt are really a must-have for an active lifestyle. These types of bags have been around since antiquity and … Continue reading →
Whether you are a beginner in the sewing world or an expert who has completed innumerable projects, there is always a chance that your sewing machine might create some trouble for you. Sometimes it can be that annoying sound or as bad as the machine refusing to work at all. Here … Continue reading →
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