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Shower Poufs Project Review

Plastic shower poufs should be replaced regularly and are difficult to recycle when you do. There are non-plastic alternatives that you can make at home. This is a shower poufs project review. For the purposes of my review, I’m going to summarize the basic steps, tell you what I did differently (if anything) and share …

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Identifying Unknown Fibres

Recently I purchased some fabrics from the bargain section of my local fabric store. The fabrics weren’t labelled with their fibre contents. The shirt that I made from unknown bargain find fabric fell apart the first time I washed it. When I made the shirt, I noticed that it wasn’t cotton, but I didn’t know …

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Hiker Wallet Project Review

A common problem that both backpackers and day hikers face is where to put their ID, health cards, debit/credit cards, emergency cash, and car key when they are on the trail. You may be tempted to throw your regular, bulky wallet and heavy keyring into your backpack as is. If they are not secure, they …

Sewing tutorial

Crew Neck To V Neck Tutorial

Crew necks are a popular style of neckline for knitted tops. Unfortunately, crew necks don’t suit every body type. If you bought a crew neck and didn’t discover that it was uncomfortable or unflattering until you wore it, you may be wondering what to do. One option is to alter your crew neck into a …

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T-shirt Quilt Tutorial

Do you have a lot of old t-shirts that you no longer wear? Not sure what to do with your family’s old t-shirts? One option is turning them into t-shirt quilts. This is a t-shirt quilt tutorial. This Sewn By Tanya project is for personal use only. Introduction Quilts come in a variety of sizes …

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Two Years Later

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared covid-19 a pandemic. The world has certainly changed a lot since then. As of March 10, 2022, there have been 3,340,328 cases and 37,069 deaths in Canada. That’s roughly equivalent to 1.2 times the population of Toronto, Ontario, falling ill and nearly the entire population of …

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How To Sew A Wristlet Key Fob

This is a wristlet key fob tutorial. A common key fob design is black plastic with small buttons to activate various features of your vehicle. For example, locking and/or unlocking the doors, opening and/or closing the trunk and remote engine start and/or stop. If you and your significant other have the same boring key fob, …

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How To Sew A Flat Felled Seam

There are many different types of seams that can be used to sew fabrics together. A flat felled seam is one of them and this post discusses how to sew this seam, it’s pros and cons, and some of it’s applications. What Is A Flat Felled Seam A flat felled seam is an overlapping seam …

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Is Saving Fabric Scraps Worth It

After every sewing project you will be left with fabric scraps and/or off cuts. What do you do with them? You could toss them in the garbage or save them for future projects. If you are a novice sewer you may be wondering “is saving fabric scraps worth it”? Material If you sew with cotton, …