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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 non-commercial …

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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. …

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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 …

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No-Webbing Yoga Strap

Want to make your own yoga strap? Don’t have 1.5” cotton webbing? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a yoga strap using cotton canvas instead of cotton webbing. It’s a no-webbing yoga strap! I’ve been making lots of scrapbuster projects lately. I have several pieces of unbleached 100% cotton canvas in my …

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Pattern Weights Project Review

In 2015 one of my mom’s friends loaned me her pattern weights. They were a mix of store-bought washer style (encased in yellow plastic) and plain washers. Previously I been using lots of pins to secure my patterns to my fabric, and whatever weighty items were handy to hold my fabrics in place while cutting. …

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Glorified Scrap Basket Review

In my previous post (Scrap Bucket Basket Review) I mentioned that I was turning some of my fabric scraps into storage containers. This tackles of issues of having too many scraps and too little storage space by both reducing that scrap pile and creating a new storage container. Effectively, killing two birds with one stone. …

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Scrap Bucket Basket Review

After a recent fabric purchase, I realized I was running low on storage space. Turning some of my fabric scraps into storage containers seemed like a great way to kill two birds with one stone. In this post I’m reviewing the Scrap Bucket Basket by The Sewing Loft Blog. The online tutorial and a link …