Project reviews

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 …

Sewing tips

Sewing Non-medical Masks

Health Canada has been recommending people wear non-medical masks (or fabric face coverings) in situations where physical distancing is difficult to maintain or unpredictable since May 20, 2020. Many stores and businesses that have re-opened are requiring that customers and/or clients wear masks. If you don’t already have masks, you may be wondering if it …

Project reviews

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 …

Project reviews

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 …

Sewing tips, Sewing tutorial

Piping & Cording Made Easy

In April 2019, I showed you how I make continuous bias strips and continuous bias tape. If you know how to make continuous bias strips, you can make your own piping. In this post, I’m going to show you how I make piping. What is piping? You may have seen piping and/or cording at your …

Project reviews

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 …

News

Everything Has Changed

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic. Since then everything has changed. While it may not be a direct cause and effect, Canada’s response to this disease has escalated over the past 10 days. We’ve implemented social distancing in an attempt to prevent the spread of this virus. Schools, universities, …

Sewing tutorial

DIY Pot Protectors Tutorial

Do you nest your pots, pans and/or mixing bowls? How do you prevent the exteriors of the smaller ones from damaging the interiors of the larger ones? In this post I’m going to explain how I sewed two sizes of pot protectors. I was inspired by the vinyl pot protectors tutorial by Jenn of Build …

Project reviews

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. …