Project reviews

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 …

Sewing tutorial

Sew A Fabric Can Cover

Despite having a place for everything in my sewing space, my marking pens and pencils always go missing. In my office my highlighters and the pens that write also seem to go missing. Recently I’ve een using empty food cans as improvised storage containers. While it’s much easier to find my pens, pencils and highlighters, …

Sewing tips

Bias Tape Foot

Since becoming serious about my sewing, I have purchased a number of specialty presser feet. A bias tape presser foot is specifically designed to sew double fold bias tape in a single sewing step. If you’ve sewn double fold bias tape with a universal presser foot (aka zig zag presser foot), you’re likely familiar with …

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Continuous Bias Tape

In the previous post (Continuous Bias Strip) showed you how I create continuous bias strips. In this post I’ll show you how I transform those strips into continuous bias tape. Bias tape is a bias strip that has been folded (wrong sides together) and pressed. It’s used for concealing cut fabric edges in a variety …

Sewing tips, Sewing tutorial

Continuous Bias Strip

In my previous post I mentioned that I didn’t have any solid white fabric to make my own bias tape. Making your own bias tape allows you to match your project’s fabric perfectly. It’s also a good way to use up some of your fabric stash. In this post you’ll show you how I make …

Project reviews

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 …

Project reviews

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 …

Sewing tips, Sewing tutorial

Emery Pin Cushion

My pin cushions are filled with batting. In my previous post (Common Sewing Tools2) I mentioned that I’ve noticed that some of my pins are dull. I’ve heard that an emery-filled pin cushion keeps pins sharp. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) I ordered a package of “Yarn Tree 4333 Sewing White …

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Common Sewing Tools2

In the previous post I outlined some common sewing tools for cutting fabric. In this post I’ll outline common sewing tools to help get the sewing done. Pins There are two kinds of pins used in sewing: straight pins and safety pins. Both are used to hold fabric together. CreateForLess has a great post on …

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Common Sewing Tools1

Regardless of what kind of sewing projects you like to sew, you will need to cut fabric. Common sewing tools to accomplish this task include sewing shears, plinking shears and rotary cutters. Sewing Shears Sewing shears have been a common sewing tool for centuries. While scissors have two handles that are the same, shears have …