Sewing Machine Cover

Embroidered and Quilted Sewing Machine Cover - sew fearless.com

Sometimes you just need a quick project. And by "quick", I mean you make a sampler three years ago, insert it into a quilted panel the next year, and then let it languish in the Works In Progress pile for another couple of years, before spending an hour finishing it off. I am in the midst of fitting and sewing a Christmas party outfit for myself, and … [Read more...]

Jalie Sweatshirt

Jalie Sweatshirt

I don't have a lot to say about this wonderful basic pattern - Jalie 3355, because it went together without a single hiccup. I've been making friends with my serger again which made this a quick and easy sew . This adorable French Terry was purchased at ImagineGnats (although I think she sold out). I have some equally awesome french terry set aside … [Read more...]

Jalie Raglan Tops

Jalie Raglan Top Sewn by Sew Fearless

I guess there is no more putting off the reality of winter now that it November, and a change in season meant the dreaded children's wardrobe switcharoo. uuuuuuuugh. It turns out that both Gianna and I were lacking in the winter wardrobe departments, and because driving and walking around shopping malls is pretty much not feasible for me right now, I … [Read more...]

Blog Crush: The Quirky Peach

Sally of The Quirky Peach

I think I'm going to make these "Blog Crush" posts a thing. They are  just so many amazing seamstresses out there, but some are particularly inspiring for their fearlessness or love of the craft. I would like to celebrate those bloggers and share them with you. I hope you will send me links to some of your favorites! But today, I want to quickly … [Read more...]

On Pom-Poms and Experimenting

Pom-Pom Garland

If I have learned one thing while sewing, it is that experimenting and risking failure is the only way to get better at something. I expected to get better at embracing risk in my sewing, and I have, but I am still surprised to find it is trickling over into other areas of my life. I'm finding it a little easier each time stepping out of my comfort zone … [Read more...]

Miniature Vestments

Miniature Vestments

I don't often volunteer to do sewing projects for other people, but I was more than willing to make an exception for this project. We are so happy to have the "Catechisis of the Good Shepherd" catechism program available to our children. It is a program based of of the work Maria Montessori that guides the children on their spiritual path to knowing and … [Read more...]

Alison Glass Embroidered Pillow

Alison Glass Embroidery Design - sewn by sew fearless.com

I met Alison Glass' gorgeous designs during the spring Quilt Market and I love her style. So, when I needed an embroidery project to bust my boredom with during August, I ordered her pattern and sent Andy to the store to pick out floss that matched my chair. He did good, didn't he? It is nice to have a visual artist as a spouse. I was especially … [Read more...]

Knit Flower Hat

Little Flower Hat"

  Okay, so this isn't sewing, but knitting is pretty broken-leg friendly and I had some leftover yarn from my green knit hat last winter. Yarn: Shine Worsted in Macaw Pattern: Little Flower Hat  I've discovered that I need to have some sort of pattern in my knitting or else I get too bored. This flower took a few tries before I figured … [Read more...]