Project reviews

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Project Review

Do you use earbuds with you smartphone, cell phone or MP3 player? I took my MP3 player with me on a recent car trip and discovered that my new, over-the-ear earbuds don’t fit inside the MP3 player case (my previous pair did). I put my MP3 player and new earbuds inside of a ziplock bag …

Sewing tips

Teflon Presser Foot

Since becoming serious about my sewing, I have purchased a number of specialty presser feet. One of them is a “Teflon presser foot” (also known as a “non-stick presser foot” or an “ultra-glide presser foot”). What does it look like If you’ve used a universal presser foot (aka zigzag presser foot) you will recognize the …

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Fabric Covered Storage Project Review

Recently I’ve been inspired to create some fabric covered storage. It’s a fun and easy way to decorate your space and customize ordinary plastic storage solutions. My two favorite tutorials on the topic are the “Storage Bin To Toy Box Makeover” by Rebeca of “Creative Dominican” and the “DIY Fabric Covered Bin” by Lindsay of …

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Christmas Tree Ornament Project Review

In December 2018, one of my project reviews was a handmade Christmas tree ornament. Continuing with that tradition, this post will review the Felt Christmas Tree Ornament by Ami Marie of “This Heart of Mine Blog”. The online tutorial for this project is available here: Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Note this project is for personal …

Project reviews

Mini Backpack Coin Purse Review

In my Oct 15, 2018 post, I reviewed the So-Sew-Easy “Small Backpack sew along project” (see my review here or the Small Backpack project part 1 here). In this post, I’m reviewing the companion project: The Mini Backpack Coin Purse by So-Sew-Easy. The online tutorial and links to download the PDF pattern are available here: …

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3 Fabric Bookmarks

Reading is one of my favourite hobbies. In 2014 I received an ebook reader as a gift and as a result purchase fewer physical books. During the summer I visited a book seller that I hadn’t made use of since I’ve had my ebook reader. I’ve purchased about a dozen paperbacks from them, eight of …

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Palm Rests Project Review

I type a lot. Recently I noticed that my left wrist isn’t always in the neutral straight position that is recommended for good ergonomics . Many articles I’ve found about how to use keyboard wrist rests indicate that one should rest his or her palms on them when not actively typing. For this reason I …

Sewing tutorial

Re-sizing PDF Patterns Part 2

Most PDF patterns for non-clothing items make 1 size of the project. This post is part 2 of 2 about re-sizing PDF patterns to create custom-sized projects. I’m using the So-Sew-Easy Cosmetics Bag With Fold Over Brush Roll (Ankes Brushes Bag Free Pattern) as the example for this tutorial. Click here to read part 1. …

Sewing tutorial

Re-sizing PDF Patterns Part 1

My favourite makeup bag and brush roll have seen better days. A few years ago (before I had a blog) I sewed a new makeup bag with attached brush roll using a pattern by So-Sew-Easy (Cosmetics Bag And Brush Roll). It’s a great pattern and I’m excited to be using it again. One caveat… I …