Project reviews

Accordion Fabric Wallet Project Review

I this post I’m reviewing the Accordion Fabric Wallet Tutorial from Free-Tutorial.net. I loved the photos for this finished project. Unfortunately I don’t have any similar fabric. That being said, I wanted some more practice with bias tape and wallet making techniques. I also hoped this would be a good beginner project to recommend to …

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Everything Has Changed

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Since then everything has changed. While it may not be a direct cause and effect, Canada’s response to this disease has escalated over the past 10 days. We’ve implemented social distancing in an attempt to prevent the spread of this virus. Schools, universities, …

Sewing tutorial

DIY Pot Protectors Tutorial

Do you nest your pots, pans and/or mixing bowls? How do you prevent the exteriors of the smaller ones from damaging the interiors of the larger ones? In this post I’m going to explain how I sewed two sizes of pot protectors. I was inspired by the vinyl pot protectors tutorial by Jenn of Build …

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Famous Maker DIY Clutch Project Review

In this post I’m reviewing the Famous Maker DIY Clutch project by Caroline of SewCanShe.com. This clutch reminds me of a purse I owned as a teen and I’ve been wanting to make one everFMDI since I discovered this tutorial. I even made some double-fold bias tape especially for this project about a year ago. …

Project reviews

Travel Neck Wallet Project Review

I know several people who travel to warmer (sometimes even tropical) destinations during the winter. Keeping ones identification and travel documents both secure and close at hand makes getting to and from one’s destination easier. A Travel Neck Wallet is one option for doing so. In this post I’m reviewing Yarnspirations Travel Neck Wallet. The …

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DIY Silk Pillowcase Project Review

Does your significant other sleep? If so, he or she may appreciate the benefits of a silk pillowcase. There is a large volume of anecdotal evidence suggesting that silk pillowcases are better then cotton because silk provides a cleaner sleep surface, is less drying for skin and hair and it’s slippery surface produces less friction, …

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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 …