The Better-Than-Basic Bag – Call for Testers!

#betterthanbasicbag - call for testers!

I am thrilled to announce that I am looking for testers for my latest pattern, The Better-Than-Basic Bag! If that photo isn't enough to tempt you, let me tell you some more... The Better-Than-Basic Bag is an oversize soft-structure flat-bottomed tote with a leather-accent exterior, and a zipper pocket dividing the interior. The instructions … [Read more...]

Double Gauze Swaddling Blankets

Double Gauze Baby Swaddle Blankets sewn by SewFearless.com

oooooh lala. I had heard stories about how lovely, airy and soft double gauze was, and it is all true. This pair of baby swaddling blankets are my first project with it, and it most definitely won't be the last. A lovely friend of mine is expecting her sixth baby in just a couple of weeks. The thing with having that many babies is that you already … [Read more...]

Leather Box Pouch

Lined Leather Box Pouch

A leather box pouch is currently my go-to gift. Leather always takes even a simple project up a notch. Maybe because it has been classified as a "hard material to sew," it makes it that much more special when you attempt it. My secrets of success are to cut the outer layer all in one piece. The less leather seams the better! Also, I line the … [Read more...]

Trio of Pillows

Trio of Pillows

I'm finding myself being pulled away from my sewing room quite a bit these days. While I am feeling the emotional drive to do All The Projects, my body needs me to slow down and rest between these spurts of activity. I am also finding myself occupied more and more with "nesting" projects. Sadly, this leaves some really fun self-care sewing projects … [Read more...]

Blue Ginger Jeans

(maternity) Ginger Jeans - pattern by Closet Case Files, sewing by SewFearless.com

You know how I was going to totally conquer pants last year? Yeah. That certainly fell apart mid-year, didn't it? Stupid broken leg. Well, it turns out it doesn't get any easier trying to buy ready-to-wear MATERNITY jeans when you are 5'10" and not-so-petite in the hips. Either I have to not gain any weight at all in this pregnancy (HA!), resign myself … [Read more...]

Little Green Dress

little green dress

I actually made this dress to wear with my black blazer to my husband's work Christmas party. I abandoned it when I was 95% done for the following reasons The proportions didn't work with my blazer. It made me look way more pregnant than I was ready to admit to all of my husbands coworkers at the time. I felt like a giant Christmas tree. I'm … [Read more...]

The “Get To Know Your Sewing Machine” Class

Teaching The "Get To Know Your Sewing Machine" Class - ebook review

I meant for there to a be a couple of posts between this one and my last, as it is becoming a kind of awkward groupie-like with two "I love Abby Glassenberg!" posts in a row. My apologies! I'll be able to get pictures of my last three #selfishsewing/#selfcaresewing projects someday when life and children cooperate. In the meantime, let's talk about this … [Read more...]