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Leather Case for Knitpicks Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Leather Interchangeable Knitting Needle Case

I’ve taken to stashing my current knitting project in my Better-Than-Basic Bag and working on a sweet little baby sweater during my now frequent visits to the OB waiting room. (36 weeks and counting!) When my interchangeable knitting needles‘ factory-made vinyl case bit the dust last week, and I ignored my family encouraged my children toward self-directed […]

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How to pair bag fabrics to interlinings for the better-than-basic bag

How to Pair Bag Fabrics and Interlinings

It’s the end of the Better-Than-Basic Bag “Launch Week“! I hope you enjoyed my heavier-than-usual posting schedule, and found my posts helpful. I did want to cover one more topic before we end – pairing your bag fabrics with interfacings and interlinings! The Better-Than-Basic Bag calls for a heavy-weight fabric for the outer bag. Quilting […]

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the sew fearless guide to shopping for leather

How To Shop For Leather

When of the first questions I always get when I mention my leather sewing to others is “but where do you buy it?!” Living in a small town means I am limited to Jo-Ann Fabrics (which doesn’t carry leathers) and the internet for my fabric shopping.  Fortunately, “the internet” has more and more options popping […]

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Better-Than-Basic Bag, with cobalt blue sheepskin leather

Sew To Grow Sheepskin Leather Review

This is a review post. I was provided only the product in question in exchange for sharing my experience working with it in this post. Lindsey Rae of Sew To Grow caught my eye by posting her wonderful collection of colored leathers on Instagram. I am a sucker for Bright & Happy, and her shop has it in […]

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how to install a pronged magnetic snap - a tutorial

How To Install A Magnetic Snap

The Better-Than-Basic Bag pattern assumes knowledge of how to install a pronged magnetic snap. If you have never installed a snap before, don’t let that deter you! They are quick and easy, and today I will show you how! Even if you have installed one, read through and see how I make my snaps extra […]

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The Better-Than-Basic Bag Pattern by SewFearless.com, photo by Natalie (Carry Hers)

Better-Than-Basic Bag Tester Photos

I want to take this moment to thank my pattern testers. They took their precious time and fabrics and risked in on my early drafts and this pattern is better for it. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DEAR FRIENDS! Would you like to see their versions? I thought so. First off, we have Kat Schrodt, known on […]

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#betterthanbasicbag - call for testers!

The Better-Than-Basic Bag – 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 are designed to be an […]

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