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...]

Making a Hexy Kit (The Hexagon I Spy Quilt Project)

Hexy Kit To Go - SewFearless.com

Just when I had thought I was getting a hang of the things, Vinny started to display a not-so-sweet personality. He is not quite colicky in the "inconsolably screamy" sort of way, but rather a "need to be constantly soothed (rocked, held, nursed, bounced, repeat, repeat, repeat...) and unable to sleep any amount of time on his own" way. This is his … [Read more...]

Pretty Painted Pegboard for Sewing Organization [How-To]

Painted Pegboard How To

Vinny is 4 weeks old today. I've had a couple of lovely brief sewing sessions this last week when Vinny's nap schedule has cooperated. Sewing helps me feel like myself again. I realized that I never posted about the pegboard addition to my sewing room. If you follow me on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, you might have caught glimpses of it. However, … [Read more...]

DIY Pattern Weights – Ribbon Wrapped Washers

Ribbon Wrapped Washer Pattern Weights

The last time I stopped by the hardware store I made sure to pick up some washers to use as pattern weights. So far, I have have been making do using cans, cups, silverware, wooden play blocks, and anything else that I could easily get my hands on. You can buy pattern weights, but I loved having prettier weights at only the fraction of the cost.  … [Read more...]

5 Sewing Tools to Shop for at Back to School Sales

binder clips

I can't believe that "It's that time of year." Blech.  Duncan starts kindergarten next week and many other schools have started already.  Isn't it supposed to still be spring?  Where did the summer go? On the bright side, school means Back to School sales and I like to snatch up some handy-dandy sewing supplies while they are at rock bottom prices. … [Read more...]