Project reviews

Sewing Caddy

When you’re in the midst of a project, can your sewing space get disorganized? Maybe your sewing scissors, measuring tape, ruler(s), and/or marking pens and pencils always seem to go missing right when you need them. I’ve been there. Something that really helped me tame the clutter was a sewing caddy. I sewed one using …

News

New Year New City New Website

2016 was a year of changes at Sewn by Tanya. My previous work space was too small and there were too many distractions. Previous attempts to find an alternate work space were not successful so I took some time off in September to visit Saskatoon. I was pleasantly surprised to find a suitable place within …

Business tips, News

Swing Tags

In addition to sewing custom order and cross body bags, I’ve been doing some small business research this past month. This month I’ll be designing some swing tags (aka hand tags) so that my finished items will look more professional. For those of you who aren’t familiar with hand tags, this article has a good …

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Volunteering

Since Oct 15, 2016, I’ve been volunteering with my local theater  group’s costume department. Their fall production is a steampunk version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.  I’ve created a woman’s bonnet, sewn 53 luggage tags to help organize the costumes, serged a woman’s floor length skirt, and been part of the serge & sew …

Sewing tips

Pre-wash fabrics

This week at Sewn By Tanya, new fabrics are being washed and pressed in preparation for sewing.  Why pre-wash? That’s a good question Some items (like the Sewn By Tanya Slouch Bag) use a combination of different fabrics. Home decor fabrics,  cotton canvas, quilting weight cotton, light weight cotton, cotton polyester blends, and brocade all …