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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 …

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Yoga Mat Sling Review

While I was researching how to make a yoga strap, I found some posts on yoga mat slings. At least two of those posts mentioned that a yoga mat sling made with heavy cotton can be used as a yoga strap. I was intrigued. In this post I’m reviewing the Adjustable/Universal Fit Yoga Mat Carrier …

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DIY Yoga Strap Review

Now that my parents have resumed their yoga classes, three people sharing two yoga straps (while living in two different cities) isn’t working out. It became a much bigger inconvenience after I last visited them. I brought a black-with-white-accents yoga strap home with me thinking it was my white-with-black-accents yoga strap. For a while I …

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Easy Phone Charger Holder Review

Where do you put your phone when it needs charging? I have to admit that my previous phone spent most of it’s charging time on the floor. In my new apartment, there is power-bar within a few feet of my desk so I can charge my new smartphone in the living room. Unfortunately, there isn’t …

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Custom Phone Case Review

In January 2019, I received the gift of a new smartphone. It has a silicon cover on the back and sides and a screen protector for the screen. I still worry about dirt and damage when I carry it in some of my bags and purses (those that don’t have a dedicated smartphone pocket) and …

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Scrappy Stocking Ornament Review

Christmas is just around the corner. Regardless of whether you plan ahead or need a last minute gift, Christmas ornaments are a popular option. Stumbles & Stitches Scrappy Stocking Christmas Ornament is  a quick and easy project. It’s also a great way to use up some of those small scraps of fabric that you can’t …

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Yoga Mat Strap Wrap Review

Yoga and pilates are popular activities among my group of friends. Many of us have our own mat that we use when we are exercising. It’s rare for these mats to come with their own carrying system, so a yoga mat strap wrap makes a great, practical gift for minimalists. The online tutorial and PDF …

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Small Backpack Review

So-Sew-Easy is another of my favorite pattern designers. While I’ve made technical packs (Alpine Rucksack, GVP Pack) and several cross body bags, the Small Backpack is my first fashion backpack. This fashion backpack is roughly 11” x 7” x 4” in size (308 cubic inches, 5 litres) and can be converted to a crossbody bag. …