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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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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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Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

Knit Skinny Binding Tutorial

I’m in a desperate sewing frenzy right now. It suddenly feels like summer and I have discovered that I have no summer maternity wear. Last week, I cracked down and sewed myself five Jalie racerback tanks. Unfortunately, my photographer-in-residence is busy with end-of-the-semester stuff anyways and we haven’t had a chance to photograph the tanks being worn […]

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5 sewing tools that dull and need sharpening or replacment

5 Tools To Keep Sharp

I changed out my rotary blade last night. Dude, I had not realized how dull it had gotten! I guess it’s put in some great work this past few months,especially with the leather cutting it has been doing. It reminded me that rotary cutters aren’t the only sewing tool that dulls with use. So let […]

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"Mega Eater" - Twice the Size of a "Pajama Eater"

Mega Eater (Pajama Eater)

I didn’t make very many presents this advent, but I have one sibling who will be receiving his very own Pajama Eater this Christmas. His Big Guy Sized pajamas needed a bigger monster to accommodate them. So I present to you… THE MEGA EATER Twice the monster, twice the fun (and twice the cuddle when it is […]

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