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...]

How To Install A Magnetic Snap

how to install a pronged magnetic snap - a tutorial

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 sturdy. There is very little more annoying then … [Read more...]

The Better-Than-Basic Bag – Call for Testers!

#betterthanbasicbag - call for testers!

I am thrilled to announce that I am looking for testers for my latest pattern, The Better-Than-Basic Bag! If that photo isn't enough to tempt you, let me tell you some more... The Better-Than-Basic Bag is an oversize soft-structure flat-bottomed tote with a leather-accent exterior, and a zipper pocket dividing the interior. The instructions … [Read more...]

Leather Box Pouch

Lined Leather Box Pouch

A leather box pouch is currently my go-to gift. Leather always takes even a simple project up a notch. Maybe because it has been classified as a "hard material to sew," it makes it that much more special when you attempt it. My secrets of success are to cut the outer layer all in one piece. The less leather seams the better! Also, I line the … [Read more...]

Stand Up Marker Pouch

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I've been obsessed with these marker pouches since I saw Lorainne pin them, and I am so happy that she figured out the details and posted a tutorial just in time for Father's Day. It calls for some truly clever and fiddly construction. Of course, my stitching is not the precise perfection that her's is, but I couldn't have been prouder to give these to … [Read more...]

Road Tripper Duffle Bag

Road Tripper Duffle - pattern by Betz White, sewn by SewFearless.com

I was one of Betz White's pattern testers for her Road Tripper Duffle Bag. It was fun being on the receiving end of a bag pattern again, especially for a designer of Betz' caliber. She has thoroughly impressed me with the clarity of her written directions, even in the "rough" edit that I worked with. Duncan was the muse for this project. He is … [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...]

The “Manly Poppins” – a DIY Camera Bag

DIY camera bag, foam in lining - SewFearless.com

Do you sew for your man? I must admit that I don't very often. We planned this project so long ago, that I can't remember if he asked for a camera bag, or if I offered to make one. But at some point I did promised and then it took an embarrassingly long time to follow through. (Sorry, honey!) The goal was to start with my Mommy Poppins Bag … [Read more...]