Gauze Swaddle Blankets

Gauze Swaddle Blankets

They didn't have these fantastic lightweight swaddles when I first started having babies (dude, that makes me sound so old!), but I can see why they are all the rage with the new moms these days. Large enough for a decent swaddle, but breathable for the summer months. The fabric is "Island Breeze Gauze" at Fabric.com, and there are some really … [Read more...]

Custom Fit Leggings

Custom Fit Leggings- SewFearless.com #scaredypants2014

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 Minute, but after hearing the rave … [Read more...]

Glass Gem Pattern Weights

"Decorative Glass Marbles" can be used as pattern weights - sewfearless.com

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 … [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...]

The Nursing Chair Makeover

Custom Slipcover for Upholstered Chair - SewFearless.com

Folks, I've got plans for 2014. Plans for switching the direction of my projects on this blog. I want to get back to the heart of why I decided to learn to sew in the first place. (Bonus points if you have been reading long enough to know what that reason is!) To prepare for this shift, I am clearing out my old unfinished projects. This is a prime … [Read more...]

Reversible Leather & Cotton Belting Bag Handles [Tutorial]

Making a reversible leather and cotton belting bag handle - sewfearless.com

mmmmhmmmm.... I had a babysitter over last Saturday to watch the kids while Andy put in his usual 12 hours of grad school homework. Best. Idea. Ever. My Saturday went from stinky to sublime. I walked out of my sewing room after an hour to nurse Vincent with a big goofy grin on my face and I asked the sitter if she had a hobby that makes her breathless … [Read more...]

Self Drafted Maxi Skirts

Self-Drafted Maxi Skirts

It's been 3 months since I made my first of three self-drafted maxi skirts. Nothing was fitting, it was getting hot, maxi skirts seemed like a good solution. I was surprised by just how easy it was to draft my own pattern based on my body measurements. For serious! It turns out drafting an a-line skirt is just about one of the easiest things ever. … [Read more...]

Fabric Bracelet as Sewing Souvenir

Fabric Bracelets sewn by Sew Fearless.com, with mini moo tags

I'm going to this local blogger meetup thing tonight hosted by The Busy Budgeting Mama. I guess it's kinda like speed dating for bloggers. I'm not really sure what to expect, but I think it will be nice to chat with some women who "get" this blogging thing that I do. They are all local, which means if I any of us do hit it off, maybe we could become … [Read more...]