Sew To Grow Sheepskin Leather Review

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

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 spades! She was kind enough to send me one of … [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...]

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...]

Custom Fit Leggings

Custom Fit Leggings- SewFearless.com #scaredypants2014

Here it is! The first #scaredypants2014 post! I decided to ease my way into the pants sewing world by sewing up what I would consider the "t-shirt" of pants sewing - leggings! Espresso Leggings by Cake Patterns There are a number of "draft your own" leggings tutorials out there, including this one on One Little Minute, but after hearing the rave … [Read more...]

Glass Gem Pattern Weights

"Decorative Glass Marbles" can be used as pattern weights - sewfearless.com

My husband is brilliant. Really. Andy saw these "Decorative Glass Gems" sitting on a dirty shelf, underneath a display of dusty faux silk flowers  at the local  the Dollar General. I would have walked quickly past the depressing display, but Andy, being who he is saw their potential. He was right, of course, these extra-large flat marble … [Read more...]

Wonder Clips versus Binder Clips – The Showdown

wonder clips in bag making - sewfearless.com

I have been using, and recommending,  binder clips as a sewing tool for a while now, but I hadn't ever tried the Clover Wonder Clips* that the quilters and bag-makers like to rave about. (These clips are used to hold together layers that are too thick to pin, or when it would damage the material to pin it as in vinyl or leather, or to hold quilt binding … [Read more...]