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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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Custom Fit Leggings- #scaredypants2014

Custom Fit Leggings

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 […]

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"Decorative Glass Marbles" can be used as pattern weights -

Glass Gem Pattern Weights

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 […]

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Canvas and Leather Bag (before Waxing)

Experiments in Waxing Canvas

This is certainly making new records for the Longest Running Bag Project Ever. It’s just another Mommy Poppins Bag, but “man-ified”, with a canvas exterior and me-made leather straps. The thing was… the canvas was just. so. pristine. (more…)

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