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, 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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Every wardrobe needs a rainbow of tank tops for summer time - sew

Rainbow of Tanks

I feel like these tank tops where a sewing break through for me. I had a major void in my maternity wardrobe and in less than two weeks I had filled it with 5 shirts. That is the beauty of having small but strong arsenal of basic wardrobe patterns. Any wardrobe deficiencies can be quickly remedied […]

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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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