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Zola Pen Case Project Review

It’s almost back to school time for students of all ages. Need a new pen/pencil case? Need a new case for long, narrow items like tools, electronic accessories or cables? Caroline at SewCanShe created a long and narrow pen case that might be exactly what you’re looking for. This is a how to sew a …

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Women’s Fancy T-shirts Project Review

T-shirts are a common summer wardrobe item. Sometimes you want to dress up your look without sacrificing comfort. So-Sew-Easy has some great beginner patterns for women’s tops/t-shirts that are fancy and I decided to sew two of them. This is a how to sew a women’s fancy t-shirt So-Sew-Easy Waterfall Top and On-A-Roll T-shirt project …

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Stitchback Gear TH50 Project Review

Interested in sewing your own backpacking pack? Want to customize the fit of your hip belt, shoulder straps and torso length? This post is a how to sew a backpack Stitchback Gear TH50 project review. This is post 8 in my do-it-yourself backing gear series. You may also wish to read parts 1 (modified Jones …

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Rezac Backpack Project Review

Silnylon is one of the lightest technical fabrics that home sewers can buy. It’s often used for shelter systems but I’ve been curious about using it for backpacking packs. Jan Rezac created an ultralight waterproof backpack using silnylon. This post is a how to sew an ultralight silnylon backpack Rezac Pack MK III project review. …

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Men’s Underwear Free Pattern Roundup

Underwear wears out so why not make a few special pairs for yourself or your special someone. This post is a men’s underwear free pattern roundup. In my experience it’s a lot easier to find free patterns for women’s underwear than for men’s. In fact, I found it much easier to find children’s underwear patterns …

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Melly Sews Panties Project Review

Underwear wears out so why not make a few special pairs for yourself of your special someone. Not sure you want to commit to purchasing a pattern? This post is a how to sew underwear Melly Sews tutorial project review. The link to the project overview and video tutorial is: Sew underwear with a free …

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Maya Bra Project Review

Shopping for bras can be frustrating. Bra boutiques have staff to help you find the best fitting, most flattering styles, but their prices are high. Department stores have lower prices but most don’t have experienced staff. Sewing your own, custom fitted bra is a third option. Interested in sewing your own bra? Not sure you …

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How To Sew A Desk Mat Tutorial

Desk mats (aka desk pads) protect the surface of your desk/table from wear. They also provide a soft and  comfortable surface for working on. I wasn’t able to buy a desk mat that would fit my keyboard shelf, so I decided to sew one. This post is a how to sew a desk mat tutorial. …

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How To Replace A Zipper Tutorial

Do you have a purse, bag, or zippered pouch with a missing zipper pull and/or damaged zipper tape? Have you considered replacing that zipper instead of replacing your bag? It’s often less expensive to replace that zipper than to purchase an entirely new bag, purse or zippered pouch. This post is a how to replace …

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Hanging Pocket Organizer Project Review

You may have already solved all your office and/or home office storage problems. If you haven’t or if you’ve recently added another activity (eg online learning, home schooling, fitness, creative writing, etc) you may be running low on storage space. This post is a Hanging Pocket Organizer review (project by Clara of OnlineFabricStore.com). Find the …