Project reviews

ProperFit Clothing 40L Hiking Pack Review

I’ve been searching for new luggage and have seen several travel backpacks that fold into their own carrying pouches when not in use. That’s an amazing idea so I decided to sew one for myself. This is a ProperFit Clothing 40L Hiking Pack project review. The link to purchase the PDF pattern download for the …

Sewing tutorial

Make Your T-shirt Bigger

Common t-shirt sizes include extra small, small, medium, large, extra large, and extra extra large. If your size is not available, you may buy a larger t-shirt and increase the seam allowance and/or hem to make it smaller. If your t-shirt is too small, making it fit better is more involved. This is a make …

Sewing tips

Binder Presser Foot

Since becoming serious about my sewing, I have purchased a number of specialty presser feet. One of them is a binder presser foot or bias binder foot. In this post I review what a binder presser foot looks like and what it can be used for. What does it look like? If you’re familiar with …

Pattern Roundup

Tent Upcycling Free Pattern Roundup

In 2016 my friend gave me a tent that would have gone into the landfill. The tent has some damage including missing pole attachments, worn out sections, and holes. There is a lot of material that can be repurposed. This is a tent upcycling free pattern roundup. Introduction Upcycling involves turning something old into something …

Pattern Roundup

Men’s Wallet Free Pattern Roundup

Most adults take their identification when they leave home. They may also take health cards, debit/credit cards, cash and/or coins and other small items. Women’s wallet patterns are abundant. Men’s wallet patterns are not. This post is a unisex and men’s wallet free pattern roundup. Introduction Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are a few months …

Pattern Roundup

Wrist Wallet Free Pattern Roundup

When I’ve seen wrist cuffs in magazines and online, I’ve thought of them as a fashion accessory. Recently I learned that some wrist cuffs are actually wrist wallets. This post is a wrist wallet free pattern roundup. There are some wrist wallet patterns available online for purchase. If you’re not sure you want to commit …

Project reviews

Three Bags Using Fabric Circles

Most bags require rectangular pieces of fabric. Don’t have rectangular fabric? Want to practice sewing circles or curves? This is a three bags using fabric circles review. Introduction I regularly look for new and interesting sewing projects to share with you. When I found a project that uses circular pieces of fabric, I searched the …

Project reviews

Dog Bone Neck Pillow Review

Love reading but hate the stiff neck that comes after? A neck pillow may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This is a HelloSewing dog bone neck pillow review. The link to the HelloSewing free tutorial with video is: Dog Bone Neck Pillow This project is for personal use only. For the purposes of …