Stand Up Marker Pouch

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I've been obsessed with these marker pouches since I saw Lorainne pin them, and I am so happy that she figured out the details and posted a tutorial just in time for Father's Day. It calls for some truly clever and fiddly construction. Of course, my stitching is not the precise perfection that her's is, but I couldn't have been prouder to give these to … [Read more...]

Road Tripper Duffle Bag

Road Tripper Duffle - pattern by Betz White, sewn by SewFearless.com

I was one of Betz White's pattern testers for her Road Tripper Duffle Bag. It was fun being on the receiving end of a bag pattern again, especially for a designer of Betz' caliber. She has thoroughly impressed me with the clarity of her written directions, even in the "rough" edit that I worked with. Duncan was the muse for this project. He is … [Read more...]

Leather Colorblocked Tote (+Giveaway!)

Leather color-blocked divided tote, knitting bag friendly - designed by sewfearless.com

The Leather Hide Store provided the leather for this project and the giveaway prize. All content and opinions are my own. Make sure you read through to the bottom of the post to enter their giveaway! I think this might have been the hardest sewn gift to give away yet. I made my sister this knitting bag for Christmas, but when I slipped my … [Read more...]

The “Manly Poppins” – a DIY Camera Bag

DIY camera bag, foam in lining - SewFearless.com

Do you sew for your man? I must admit that I don't very often. We planned this project so long ago, that I can't remember if he asked for a camera bag, or if I offered to make one. But at some point I did promised and then it took an embarrassingly long time to follow through. (Sorry, honey!) The goal was to start with my Mommy Poppins Bag … [Read more...]

Matching Bag Set

Mommy Poppins Bag and Wallet, designed by SewFearless.com

I think I finally figured out why I love making bags so much. Bags have the pleasurable challenge of 3D design without the body image crap that always comes up when I sew clothes. Planning and executing is a sure stress reducer for me and pre-Sewing Summit jitters resulted in these two Sacks o' Happy - another Mommy Poppins Bag and a clutch wallet of my … [Read more...]

Off to Sewing Summit!

Sewing Tool Clutch Wallet

If all goes well, this Thursday morning I will be boarding a plane headed to Salt Lake City, leaving behind 4 children and a husband who has always been way more supportive of this sewing/blogging/business thing than is reasonable. ┬áThese next couple days are going to be crazy busy as I arrange rides and baby care, pack bags, do laundry, finish up a … [Read more...]

Reversible Leather & Cotton Belting Bag Handles [Tutorial]

Making a reversible leather and cotton belting bag handle - sewfearless.com

mmmmhmmmm.... I had a babysitter over last Saturday to watch the kids while Andy put in his usual 12 hours of grad school homework. Best. Idea. Ever. My Saturday went from stinky to sublime. I walked out of my sewing room after an hour to nurse Vincent with a big goofy grin on my face and I asked the sitter if she had a hobby that makes her breathless … [Read more...]