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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 …

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3 Mug Rug Project Reviews

Mug rug are small quilts ranging in size from coasters to place-mats. They protect your tables, counters, desks etc from the bottom of your dishes and from crumbs and food spills. In this post I explore several different techniques for sewing mug rugs. This is 3 mug rug project reviews. For the purposes of my …

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Jar Opener Easy Sewing Project Review

Jars and bottles can be difficult to open. There are a variety of gadgets that can help. Many of the effective ones are bulky and either require batteries or an electrical outlet. Another option is the flat, siliconized or rubberized sheet-style jar opener. I don’t know how effective these are so I decided to make …

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Aurelis Summer Blouse Project Review

Need a summer blouse that covers your arms? So-Sew-Easy has got you covered with the Aurelis Summer Blouse pattern. This is a how to sew an Aurelis Summer Blouse project review. The link to the Aurelis Summer Blouse project free tutorial is: Summer Blouse This pattern is for personal use. Home sewists may sell Aurelis …

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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 …