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DIY Neck Wallet Project Review

In my Feb 15, 2020 post, I reviewed the Travel Neck Wallet by Yarnspirations. It’s use case scenario is individuals traveling by plane or train. In this post I review the DIY Neck Wallet by Shabby Fabrics. It’s designed for individuals attending events. This is the first time I sewed a project solely from a …

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Necessary Clutch Wallet Project Review

A few years ago I purchased some patterns and materials from Emmaline Bags. While I sewed one of those projects soon after receiving my package, it’s taken me a while to get around to the next project. In this post, I review the Necessary Clutch Wallet by Emmaline Bags. Purchase the product PDF here: Necessary …

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SUL Tarp Project Review

In my previous post, I reviewed the YAMA Bug Shelter; a diy net-tent kit with a catenary cut ridgeline. In this post I review the SuperUltraLight / SUL Tarp from BackpackingLight.com. This is post 6 in my do-it-yourself backing gear series. You can read parts 1 (modified Jones Tent II), 2 (Alpine Ruck Sack), 3 …

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Yama Bug Shelter Project Review

While my DIY silnylon tarptent is still serviceable, the changes I made to the original Jones Tent II design, resulted in a flawed design. The lowest part of the ridgeline is about a foot forward of the rear of the tarptent instead of at the rear pole. I’ve wanted to learn how to properly make …

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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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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. …

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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 …